Post by CaptainFreedom on Oct 30, 2012 5:49:03 GMT -5
There's nothing wrong with comic book artist Josh Baker's (Eric Roberts) fantasy or self-confidence as he one day suddenly meets the woman of his dreams Cheryl (Janine Turner) on a busy New York street. Josh does his best as a professional smooth talker and after some time finally succeeds into getting one step closer to a date with Cheryl.
But when she suddenly collapses right in front of him, Josh tries to calm her down by telling her that everything is OK and that an ambulance is coming right up.
Unfortunately its not the kind of ambulance you want to take a ride in and now Josh is about to learn that he ain't the only one who have an eye for Cheryl as Doctor Mustache and his gorillas kidnaps her right in front of his eyes.
With little support from the police and his co-workers, Josh must take on the role as a private detective and rescuer to save his dream woman from the evil Doc and his goons before its too late.
The Ambulance is a very entertaining midnight horror-thriller flick made by Larry Cohen and which could be a great horror-comedy if it had a bit more madness and fun in it.
Eric Roberts is fantastic as the sleazy and bit naive anti-hero, but its James Earl Jones who steals the show as the doubting cop with a serious love for chewing gum.
The Ambulance got an great atmosphere and reminds me a lot of the films Frank Henenlotter and William Lustig made at the same time.
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