I'm posting this movie because it holds a special place in my heart as well as today is Olivier Gruner's 54th birthday!
A retired cyborg Los Angeles policeman is forced out of retirement and is assigned to apprehend his former partner whom is smuggling data to a terrorist organization that plots to assassinate government officials. Director: Albert Pyun. Writer: Rebecca Charles. Stars: Olivier Gruner, Tim Thomerson and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
My quickie review
As mentioned, this movie holds a special place in my heart because I like Sci-Fi films, especially ones with Cyberpunkish elements which Nemesis has. Also, it's evident that director Albert Pyun is influenced by director John Woo. This movie oozes coolness/suaveness here and there from the gun-fu to the costumes. Story isn't bad either. Solid performances from Gruner, Thomerson and Tagawa plus the other elements of the movie elevate this from the standard B fare to a pretty good B movie and if I may be so bold, one of the better B movies around. It's no Blade Runner, which was super-high budget but a good solid B movie. I love the young Marjorie Monaghan. I see her next with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa in the short-lived CBS TV series, Space Rangers. Been keeping director Albert Pyun on my radar as he directed such greats as 1982's The Sword and the Sorcerer, Jean-Claude Van Damme's Cyborg (1989) as well as many others. This won't compete with Blade Runner for best sci-fi all-time, but you will be rewarded with a solid sci-fi/action movie if you have never seen it.
Enjoy! And Happy 54th Birthday Olivier Gruner!!
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In case you missed it, here's my review of Gruner's Angel Town: