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Hell Comes to Frogtown (1987)

Julius LeFlore , RCB , Donald G. Jackson , R.J. Kizer  |  R |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Julius LeFlore, RCB, Roddy Piper, William Smith, Sandahl Bergman
  • Directors: Donald G. Jackson, R.J. Kizer
  • Writers: Donald G. Jackson, Randall Frakes
  • Producers: Donald G. Jackson, Cheryl L. Hayes, Randall Frakes, William W. Edwards
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: July 10, 2001
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000059PP6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #219,090 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Hell Comes to Frogtown" on IMDb

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In the radioactive wasteland of the future sam hell is one of the last fertile men on the planet. But when hell is seized by a female organization intent on repopulating he is sent on a deadly mission to rescue and impregnate a group of beautiful women held captive by the violent bipedal amphibian leader. Studio: Starz/sphe Release Date: 04/07/2009 Starring: Rowdy Roddy Piper Sandahl Bergman Run time: 86 minutes Rating: R Director: R.j. Kizer/donald G. Jackson

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Go get 'em, Roddy! May 21, 2004
Meet Sam Hell. Life for this poor guy has never been the same after the world fell apart. Before the apocalypse wiped out most of humanity, Hell was just another bloke trying to make it with the ladies. After the end of the world, he suddenly found himself in great demand. Why? Sam Hell has the unique distinction of being one of the only-if not the only-men on the planet capable of fathering children. This ability is a big deal in a world where fertility is a highly prized commodity for both men and women. Radiation rendered most of the lads and lasses incapable of bearing children, so if the human race is to once again thrive and eventually rebuild the planet, the right man must meet the right women. Besides, our side needs more children so they can raise good little soldiers to continue fighting the Russians (or whoever it was who turned America into a desert). Fortunately for this barren world, and for lovers of low budget trash cinema, Sam Hell just happens to be former wrestler turned actor "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. I can sleep better at nights knowing Piper made more films before and after his memorable turn in Carpenter's "They Live."
Hell's adventure begins when a group of scientists working for something called Med Tech (or some such thing) save his life from a sadistic soldier, a Captain Devlin (William Smith), bent on killing the fertile fool. It seems Sammy impregnated this guy's daughter and attempted to mosey on down the road, something the soldier finds reprehensible. As part of the bargain for rescuing Hell from an early demise, Med Tech insists that he sign on to a most peculiar mission. He must rescue a bevy of fertile women from the clutches of humanoid frogs.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great "B" movie!! April 27, 2001
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Pro Wrestling's "Rowdy" Roddy Piper makes his second film appearence in this silly but fun Sci-Fi adventure. Roddy is one of the last fertile men left on a post-appockolyiptic earth. He is captured by an all fremale scince group who forcew Roddy to impregnate all the fertile wild women they come across, and while not in action, roddy is forced to wear an explosive coddle belt (to prevent him from escaping). Guess what happens if Roddy (Hell) gets farther away than a specified distance to the Science group's van? One of the important women to the science group is captured and held in Frogtown (a town full of half human/ half amphibian mutants), and now Mr. Hell must penitrate the main group of mutants to save her. Actually, this movie is a lot more entertaining than it sounds. As expected, it is a low budget sterling flick, but it's vastly entertaining in it's action and humor. If you've nevver seen this film, it's worth seeing at least once. If you liked "They Live", Roddy's other film, buy this one. It's an underground classic!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I resemble that remark... December 4, 2006
Actually I got to participate for 3 days in the shooting of this fiasco.

I was one of the frog guards (not credited). I got to meet Rowdy Roddy Piper who was very friendly and Sandahl Bergman who asked me where she could get some coffee. The frog puns were flying a mile a minute on the set and some were unbearable. Also note the green beer made of 7-up and Palmolive. Three nights in a warehouse was too much for me and I refused to continue in a heavy frog costume in Death Valley in May-June of 1987 even though they promised me a credit.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good cult movie December 14, 2003
HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN is a little seen gem. After nuclear war, almost every man on the planet is impotent and frogs have grown to human size. One of these frogs, Commander Toty, has kidnapped some fertile women because of their value to humans. Sam Hell (Rowdy Roddy Piper) has the highest sperm count of any man on the planet and he is called in to save the women from Frogtown and get them pregnant. The DVD of this film is good, but doesn't have nearly enough extras. The trailer, production notes booklet and commentary (by Donald G. Jackson and Randall Frakes) are good but this release could've been helped by more extra material.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing is more amusing than a bad 80s flick. August 31, 2004
It's already been said by everyone else. This movie is so bad its good. I bought it for 3.99 on a closeout rack. In the DVD menu they even mis-spelled the word "start," as in "STRAT movie" and how can anybody not love Roddy Piper from "They Live" fame?

But whatever you do, do NOT pay the 22 dollars these shmucks want for it. Unless of course you bought "Jackass: The Movie" or "Freddy vs. Jason". Then, well, go ahead. You deserve to be ripped off.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Piper as Piper, watch for the stunt mats August 7, 2007
Not only is it a movie about a guy with a bomb strapped to his crotch killing frog people, it's probably the best movie ever made about a guy with a bomb strapped to his crotch killing frog people. I uh...I don't believe that this was a remake of anything by Shakespeare, I'm not sure if there was some deeply implanted philosophical statement about the struggles of humanity, but it was a darn good guy-with-a-bomb-strapped-to-his-crotch-killing-frog-people movie. Also there's a scene where a guy falls off a small cliff and you can clearly see the mat he lands on giving a little bounce. This is the movie people with low expectations thought "They Live" was going to be. Both are worth watching for their own charms.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Rod Hell
Great B movie! Imaginative and fun. It's the cult classics that stay around, and Roddy is the ultimate action star.
Published 7 months ago by Teddy6
5.0 out of 5 stars Still A Classic!!
One of the most fun B movies of the 80's! If there ever was a film that needed a big budget remake this is the one :D
Published 8 months ago by Wayne L. Kew II
4.0 out of 5 stars "Hell of a good time"
Hell Comes to Frogtown belongs in the category of weird(but not too weird), funny(but not ha ha funny) and entertaining as all hell, that the videogame Fallout belongs in.
Published 11 months ago by TheOnceFutureGamer
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have
If you like wacky AND WWF wrestling star Rowdy Roddy Piper, this one is a must have!! I watch it about once every 4 months, especially when I need a giggle. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Rickey H. Moore
3.0 out of 5 stars So so
Cheesey, funny but cheesey. It was definitely not an a move but more like a b or c movie. Definitely.
Published 12 months ago by Laurie Johns
4.0 out of 5 stars movie reveiw
this movie was very good roddy piper played a very good part in this movie in which I would recommend to all
Published 16 months ago by william huntington
4.0 out of 5 stars Hell... is what Hell is. But this is Frogtown.
The plot is... Well, it's what it is, but it's the best type of plot for every movie about Hell coming to Frogtown: it's an excuse for every filmed scene to work. Read more
Published 18 months ago by South Beach Diet
5.0 out of 5 stars Rowdy Roddy Piper comes to Frogtown!
A great cult classic with Rowdy Roddy Piper. Another in a long list of old VHS movies I needed to replace with DVD. Lots of Fun!
Published 18 months ago by W. E. Elston
5.0 out of 5 stars I know what I buy
This is another campy movie. If your are not into low budget quirky stories then don't get it. But this is a classic for folks who like this kind of movie.
Published 19 months ago by Nero Ragno
5.0 out of 5 stars Hell Comes to Frogtown B Movie Review
If you are a fan of B movies at all - this is a classic that you must have for your collection. I had a showing at our weekly movie night and even the people who do not care for B... Read more
Published 19 months ago by D. Lucas
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