Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Repo Jake (1990)

How bad is it? It's Dan Haggerty's second-worst (after "Elves").
Should you see it? It's not easy to find - and not worth the effort - but, yes, if you find it.
Dan Haggerty plays the nicest repo man in history; even after throwing a guy through a window, he picks him up and wishes him a good day. The main character moves from Minnesota to Los Angeles to make money and enter a demolition derby. He repo's the car of a bad guy who bets on him to win the derby and says he'll kill him if he doesn't. The demolition derby isn't great, but there's a climactic race at the end that, despite editing problems, is pretty entertaining. There must've been a ton of out of work stuntmen for this to have been made. The film ping-pongs between action scenes that have nothing to do with the plot and dull talky bits of actors delivering poorly written lines.

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