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Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

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After a nuclear war, the survivors are divided between horribly mutated beings who live on desolate reservations and fertile women who are searching for scarce virile men in order to multiply and start a new human society.

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Donald G. Jackson (story), Randall Frakes (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julius LeFlore Julius LeFlore ... Squidlips
RCB RCB ... The Poor Dufus
Roddy Piper ... Sam Hell
William Smith ... Captain Devlin / Count Sodom
Sandahl Bergman ... Spangle
Eyde Byrde Eyde Byrde ... Patton
Lee Garlington ... Briefing Officer
Cec Verrell ... Centinella
Suzanne Solari Suzanne Solari ... Runaway Girl
Kristi Somers ... Arabella
Rory Calhoun ... Looney Tunes
Cliff Bemis ... Leroy
Nicholas Worth ... Bull
Brian Frank ... Commander Toty
Danelle Hand Danelle Hand ... Crosse
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Storyline

'Hell' is the name of the hero of the story. He's a prisoner of the women who now run the USA after a nuclear/biological war. Results of the war are that mutants have evolved, and the human race is in danger of extinction due to infertility. Hell is given the task of helping in the rescue of a group of fertile women from the harem of the mutant leader (resembling a frog). Hell cannot escape since he has a bomb attached to his private parts which will detonate if he strays more than a few hundred yards from his guard. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A new breed of enemy has taken over the world... Sam Hell has come to take it back.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sam Hell See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kristi Somers spent three hours in make-up each day for her role as Arabella. Moreover, it took a half hour to remove all of the make-up at the end of the day. See more »

Goofs

At the finale of the movie where Roddy Piper is fighting the villain, the climax of the fight he grabs a sword and cuts off his hand. As he falls from the cliff you see that he still has both hands. See more »

Quotes

Sam Hell: Hey, you try making love to a complete stranger in a hostile, mutant environment, see how you like it.
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Featured in Svengoolie: Hell Comes to Frogtown (1996) See more »

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home
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Cult classic wannabe
17 December 2007 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"Hell Comes to Frogtown" seems to have many of the necessary ingredients to become a genuine cult classic, but the execution is uninspired and the film is not NEARLY as much schlocky fun as it could have been. The main problem is the pacing, which is, in a word, deadening: there are long stretches of nothing happening. In a movie like this, the No 1 thing you want to see is "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Sandahl Bergman kick a lot of mutant frog butt. They do, but to a much lesser degree than you might expect (even after Piper enters a room holding two shotguns and yells "Eat lead, froggies!"). It doesn't help that large portions of the film seem to have been filmed in a small, dusty warehouse. But Piper is likable enough, Sandahl Bergman and Cec Verrell are 2 strong & sexy women, and the "frog effects" are acceptable, so I'm giving this a higher rating than it probably deserves: ** out of 4 stars.


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