Dr. Otto & the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1986)

Genres - Comedy, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Sci-Fi Comedy  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This comedy is a showcase for Jim Varney (of "Hey Vern! It's your old buddy Ernest!" fame) who plays several different roles, including Laughin' Jack, Dr. Otto, Guy Dandy, and others. Dr. Otto is a crazed and evil scientist intent on becoming a world dictator. One of his plans is to send the global economy into oblivion and towards that goal, he invents an appearance-altering device that allows him to assume any guise he chooses. His only nemesis is an inept anti-hero who looks like he could hardly tie his shoes, let alone outmaneuver anyone who can think and walk at the same time.

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economy, craziness, disguise, mercenary, pirate [seafarer], scientist, terrorism