Jeffrey Franken (James Lorinz), always considered a weirdo since he is still
living with his mum (Louise Lasser) & is conducting medical experiments in
the garage, is engaged to Elizabeth (PAtty Mullen) ... when she is literally
torn apart in a fatal lawnmower accident.
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Jeffrey however cannot come over her death ... & he doesn't have to
since with his knowledge of both medicine & electronics, & with the
head of Elizabeth he has somehow nicked from the scene of her death, he figures
he can resurrect her again ... thing is, he needs a) enough electricity to make
his reanimation experiment work, & b) enough bodyparts to replace tose of
Elizabeth that were mutilated too much in the lawnmower.
The solution to a) proves rather simple, since a thunderstorm (announced by
John Zacherle) is supposed to hit Jeffrey's hometown in New Jersey in 3 days
time - which leaves Jeffrey short of several bodyparts - but then he remembers
a place were women sell their flesh in any quantity ... Times Square,
Manhattan. Soon, too, Jeffrey has rounded up the hookers of pimp Zorro (Joseph
Gonzalez), but he has second thoughts when his conscience sets in ... too late
though, since the hookers have found his (literally) explosive crack, with
which Jeffrey wanted to kill them in the first place, & suddenly Jeff finds
himself amidst explosive hookers, with enough bodyparts for several women ...
& he decides to take them all with him to revive them at an appropriate
When Jeff reanimates Elizabeth in the thunderstorm of course, something goes
haywire & he not only revives her but aloso the hookers' bodyparts he keeps
in a tank, & Elizabeth obviously shares some memories with her donors
immediately knocks out Jeff & goes back to Times Square to pick up a trick
(David Lipman) ... little does she know though that any sexual contact with her
will blow up her mate - but confused as she is, she doesn't care too much,
Jeffrey has little problems tracking his fiancée down to a sleazy bar, but
pimp Zorro notices the new girl too, & he soon makes a connection between
Elizabeth - litterally carrying his brand -, the disappearence of his hookers
& Jeffrey, the weird guy from Jersey. & he soon hits in her head so
hard that it almost comes off - fortunately though Jeffrey can take her home
just in time to take her home & fix the head on her body more securely ...
& as a welcome sideeffect Elizabeth now is Elizabeth again, remembering her
own past & everything. Jeffrey couldn't be happier, but unfortunately his
happiness doesn't last long since Zorro has pursued him home & now
decapitates him - as a punishment though Zoprro is torn apart by the bodyparts
of his own hookers ...
That's not the end though, since HJeffrey has left behind notes on how to
revive humans, & Elizabeth has studied them carefully, & now revives
him as he has revived her - wioth only one sideeffect: since Jeffrey's
experiments worked on an estrogene-base, Elizabeth had to revive him as a woman
One of the funniest mindless mad scientist-comedies (& quite frankly,
there are not many funny ones around), this film works because of its
director's great love & understanding to both the genre (without being
overly derivative though) & to the sleazy side of Times Square, &
because of its great central performaces by James Lorinz & Patty Mullen,
who manage to give their characters a sensible dimension without becoming