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Never Too Young to Die (1986)

A top secret Agent is murdered, so his estranged son, a high school gymnast, teams up with his dad's attractive female partner to stop the psychopathic hermaphroditic gang leader who killed him, and now plans a major terrorist attack.

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Gil Bettman

Writers:

Steven Paul (story), Stuart Paul (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Stamos ... Lance Stargrove
Vanity ... Danja Deering
Gene Simmons ... Carruthers / Velvet Von Ragner
George Lazenby ... Drew Stargrove
Peter Kwong ... Cliff
Ed Brock Ed Brock ... Pyramid
John Anderson ... Arliss
Robert Englund ... Riley
Tara Buckman ... Sacrificed Punkette
Curtis Taylor ... Barton
Jon Greene Jon Greene ... Coach Madsen
Tim Colceri ... Grady
John Miranda ... Mr. Wilder
Patrick Wright ... Exploding Biker
Gary Kasper ... Wrestler (as Gary F. Kasper)
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Storyline

Velvet Von Ragner is a powerful murderous psychopathic gang leader, but also a hermaphrodite who prides himself of being both a man and a woman. He's holding a gang rally where he announces his plans to poison the water supply and pipeline of a major US city. However, top US secret agent and double O counterpart Drew Stargrove steals a key component he needs to pull this off. After an action packed shoot out, Stargrove is surrounded and although he puts up a good fight, he's eventually killed by Von Ragner. However, the component is not on him. Meanwhile, his estranged son Lance, a talented high school gymnast, receives the word of his father's death. As part of their denial protocol, the government claims that he's been killed in a car accident, which Lance doesn't buy. Lance notices that part of his inheritance is a farm he never knew his father had, so he goes there to check it out. The only person living there turns out to be Danja Deering, a beautiful female spy, who worked with ...

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Stargrove: the new American hero. See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1986 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Lance - Stirb niemals jung See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paul Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The costume Gene Simmons wears for his nightclub act, is actually the same costume that Lynda Carter wore for her 1980 television special ENCORE!, in which she tried to look like a member of the band KISS while singing "I Was Made for Loving You". See more »

Quotes

Velvet Von Ragnar: [regarding the formula with which they'll poison Los Angeles's water supply, unless the Governor of California meets their demands] ... Is the concentration LETHAL?
Riley: I'd say WORSE!
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Soundtracks

SPOTLIGHT
Performed by Minor Messages
Produced by Chip Taylor, Ralph Lane, Michael Kingsley
Written by Chip Taylor, Ralph Lane, Michael Kingsley
1986 Paul Music
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eighties Americana par excellence
13 February 2003 | by hornykevSee all my reviews

Are ya feeling like breaking out? Looking for danger Feeling adventurous Then you must Put your trust Not in a stranger

Playin' your own game Do it your own way Keepin' your own sound That you found Goin' down Playin' like you play

Who knows what you'll find You might like it, or not But all that you find, boy Is all that you got

(Stargrove!) Flying like you've never flown (Stargrove!) Runnin' through a danger zone (Stargrove!) Are you gonna stand alone? Stargrove! Stargrove!

You feel like takin' The world on your shoulders You're just a Robin Hood Makin' good Where you could You're one of the soldiers

Faster than lightning Nothing can strike you You got the good stuff Tough enough Stayin' rough There's no one like you

Who knows what you'll find You might like it, or not But all that you find, boy Is all that you got

(Stargrove!) Flying like you've never flown (Stargrove!) Runnin' through a danger zone (Stargrove!) Are you gonna stand alone? Stargrove! Stargrove!

This should have been released as a single. It should have been #1 on Billboard's charts for months! Absolute perfection.

And Gene L. Simmons should have won the Oscar for best performance in '86. Absolute genius.

I haven't seen this movie in over ten years but it still sticks in my mind. Gene sticking his middle finger on Vanity's chest and maniacally shouting out, "STARGROVE!!!!" The gay dance sequences. The unrequieted love of poor Cliff for his mondo studdly friend and hero, Lance. Gene's performance of "It takes a man like me to be a woman like me" (some of the lyrics of which were so good, incidentally, that Gene recycled and used in the song 'Spit' on the album 'Revenge') This whole movie rocks. I can't believe it is out of print, and I can't believe it isn't available in digital format yet. You can't go wrong with this movie.


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