Synopsis by Mark Deming
The safety of the world hangs in the balance, and it's up to one slightly insane individual to save the day in this offbeat independent comedy. Steven Byzinsky (Morgan Rusler) is an ordinary white guy from California who has a bit of a problem -- he's convinced that he's blaxploitation film icon John Shat. Steven's firmly held delusion has landed him in a mental institution, but when a supervillain hatches a scheme to take over the world, Shat takes over Steve's personality, and he escapes with his psychiatrist, Dr. Foxy Brown (Angelle Brooks), as well as fellow patient Marlene Fujiyama (Hayley Man), a former police officer who imagines herself to be her late brother who was assassinated by the Yakuza. Shafted also features a cameo appearance from one-time child star Gary Coleman as himself.
delusion, escape, identity-crisis, insanity, psychiatrist, world-domination