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Video Review: 'Tycus'

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Tycus

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
94 minutes
performer:
Dennis Hopper, Peter Onorati
director:
John Putch
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an F

With less-than-TV-quality F/X, chintzy music, a derivative apocalyptic screenplay, and usually adept actors giving utterly embarrassing performances, you’d think Battlefield Earth was already on video. Sorry, not yet. But like the John Travolta stinker, Tycus (with Hopper as a scientist who discovers a — yawn — deadly comet hurtling toward Earth) is courtesy of producer Elie Samaha. Interesting. F

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