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Trancers: City of Lost Angels (1988)

Not Rated | | Short, Sci-Fi | 1988 (USA)
A trained female assassin escapes a maximum security holding cell and travels to 1988 to kill Jack Deth.

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Charles Band
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Tim Thomerson ... Jack Deth
Alyson Croft ... Little McNulty
Helen Hunt ... Leena
Art LaFleur ... McNulty
Telma Hopkins ... Raines
Grace Zabriskie ... The Warden
Velvet Rhodes ... Edlin Shock
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A trained female assassin escapes a maximum security holding cell and travels to 1988 to kill Jack Deth.

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Short | Sci-Fi

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Was filmed in 1987/88. See more »

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Follows The Dungeonmaster (1984) See more »

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like the noir
13 May 2021 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

In future Angel City, assassin prisoner Edlin Shock escapes while McNulty (Art LaFleur) is transferring her. She travels down the line to 1986 L. A. to kill Jack Deth. McNulty follows her down the line into a little girl to warn Deth (Tim Thomerson). Leena (Helen Hunt) leaves Deth after a fight. A damsel in distress seeks his help who could be Shock inside.

This is an unreleased sequel short to Trancers (1984), a B-movie that I really like. The franchise would go on with quite a few sequels but non of them are that good. So it's interesting to see if there is something here that I like above the rest. What I like about the original is the mishmash of every sci-fi trope thrown into a blender with a noir leading man. There is something fun with the mix. In this one, I really like the present day noir short story with the damsel in distress and all the rest. I can live without the future half. The production could never make it big enough and good looking enough. The plotting and the blocking is all crap. It makes no sense that Shock isn't tied down just in case she comes back up. All in all, this is a fun 15 minutes out of a 24 minutes short.


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1988 (USA) See more »

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Trancers 1,5 See more »

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