Friday, May 29 at 9:30pm | $10 |
For Everything Is Festival we're proud to present "An Evening with Ron
Marchini" with special guest and star of OMEGA COP, Ron Marchini!
The year is 1999. In a desolate future world devastated by global
warming, Ron Marchini is Special Policeman John Travis. He is Omega
Cop, the last (and thus, the toughest) cop alive. He drives a Jeep,
listens to surf music, and lives in a baseball dugout.
While on a routine mission to bust up a sex slave auction run by
Wraith and his nasty gang of Scavs, Travis’ team is wiped out. The
last man standing, he seeks cover and is able to escape during a solar
flare. Solar flares occur without warning, and exposure is known to
make people go insane. To make things worse, the insanity is also
somehow contagious. As a result, his boss, played by a profusely
sweating Adam West, refuses to let him back in the police compound,
fearing further infection. It should be noted that Adam West and Ron
Marchini appear in no scenes together. West does all his scenes from
inside a drab-looking “control room”, which is a shame, because he’s
the best actor in the movie.
Travis, now with two scantily clad women in tow, decides to make a run
for Montana, where the air and water are still clean. On the run from
some Scavs, they hide out for the night in Travis’ space-age bachelor
pad–a baseball dugout with a human skeleton in it. Other major plot
points involve Omega Cop beating up some Scavs who stole his baseball
cap (“That’s my hat!”), and a brief appearance by Stuart Whitman as
the Omega Doctor. Troy Donahue also has a short scene as the father
of one of the women, but gets shot in the heart and dies.
It’s hard to know what to say about this one–you just have to see it
to believe it. What other movie can you think of that begins with a
doomsday warning voiceover from Adam West and then goes straight to
faux surf music over the credits? Directed by Paul Kyriazi, creator
of “Live the James Bond Lifestyle” seminar.