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Bad Channels (1992)

An alien determined to capture human females takes over a radio station to do it.

Director:

Ted Nicolaou

Writers:

Charles Band (original idea), Jackson Barr (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Factor ... Willis
Martha Quinn Martha Quinn ... Lisa Cummings
Aaron Lustig ... Vernon Locknut
Michael Huddleston Michael Huddleston ... Corky
Roumel Reaux Roumel Reaux ... Flip Humble
Paul Hipp ... Dan O'Dare
Rodney Ueno Rodney Ueno ... Moon
Sonny Carl Davis ... Peanut
Charlie Spradling ... Cookie
Steve Tietsort Steve Tietsort ... Trucker
Ron Keel Ron Keel ... Grits / Truck Stop Band
Alex Bookston Alex Bookston ... Mr. Baker
Daryl Strauss Daryl Strauss ... Bunny
Michael Caldwell Michael Caldwell ... Goofy Guy
Allison Gammon Allison Gammon ... Goofy Girl
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Storyline

An alien lands in a small town and promptly takes over the local radio station. The disk jockey, Dan O' Dare, well known for his publicity stunts, becomes a hostage. The alien uses the radio station and Dan's amused audience to target and subsequently shrink women for his collection. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

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In space, no one is safe from rock 'n' roll. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Music | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Channels See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Aaron Lustig, Martha Quinn and Charlie Spradling all previously worked on The Bradys. See more »

Goofs

The Doctor's gloves appear/disappear as he examines the first infected man. See more »

Quotes

Peanut: This son of a bitch is crazier than a tree full of owls!
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Crazy Credits

Dollman appears after the end credits. See more »

Connections

Followed by Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Cool
Written and Performed by Sykotik Sinfoney
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Some of the most terrible rock bands ever seen or heard
25 December 1998 | by kipper-2See all my reviews

Bad Channel is an embarrassing outing by "Subspecies" director Ted Nicolaou. Actually, to get to the point, watch Ted's "Subspecies" movies(there are 4 of them as of December 1998) instead. However, we are here to review and comment on "Bad Channels". This pic stars everyone's favorite 80's MTV vj Martha Quinn in a spirited performance as Lisa Cummings, a local reporter. She is the center of a prank created by DJ Dangerous Dan O'Dare(Paul Hipp), but soon the prank is turned on Dan when an alien takes over the radio station. That is much as I will give away on this classic. The move is split up by pathetically made music videos starring bands that have never heard of, and I'm sure that I will never hear of again. The highlight of the film is, again as I have said in other films starring her, Charlie Spradling. Charlie, who plays Cookie, gives it her all as a waitress. I gave the film a 4, only recommended to Full Moon fans.


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