Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

“Some People Get Mad…The Revenger Gets Even”

July 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments


Sorry to end the week with a whole bunch of radio silence, but the work crush got the best of me on this sunny summer Friday. Didn’t want to leave y’all with Mac Batchelor atop the page—no offense, Mac—so let me outro with yet another installment of Bad Movie Friday. This week’s victim/honoree is the 1989 Frank Zagarino vehicle The Revenger, which the IMDb seems to have confused with a far more awesome kung-fu flick that bears the same name. It’s never too encouraging when the trailer’s first line is, “From the director of American Ninja 3…”

But you have to love Oliver Reed doing some slumming here. When he was filming this uproarious scene, I bet just one thought was running through his mind: “How in the world did I go from Tommy to this? Was it the booze, perhaps?”

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  • Brian Moore

    How is “Avenger” such a good word but “Revenger” such a bad word? It is a mystery of the english language.

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    True story: I briefly flirted with the idea of naming my son Avenger, after the valet that Pip and Herbert hire in “Great Expectations.” But the missus wasn’t having it. And I reckon she’d have been even less enthralled had I proposed Revenger instead.

  • Brian Moore

    Haha, how rude of her to not take your naming choices into consideration!

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    Probably for the best. Little Avenger would’ve gotten a lot of lip at the playground.

  • ADW

    @BK,

    Thank God your wife won that argument. You might have had to send Avenger Koerner to school with a bat tucked into his backpack.

    Funny clip. The voice over is great.

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