Release dateNovember 17, 1993 CastAndrew Dice Clay (Ed Molloy), Teri Hatcher (Samantha Crain), Yuji Okumoto (Wu), Deborah Van Valkenburgh (Cammy Crain), Brion James (Brown), Tim Thomerson (Black) Similar moviesRelated Albert Pyun movies
Brainsmasher... A Love Story is a 1993 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Albert Pyun. It stars Andrew Dice Clay as Ed "Brainsmasher" Molloy and Teri Hatcher as Samantha Crain.
Ed Malloy, a tough bouncer from Portland, Oregon, is dragged into a twisted web of lies, magic and kung fu. Samantha Crain is a glamorous supermodel who has everything -- except for true love. Her sister Cammy is an "Indiana Jones" styled botanist in search of a very rare lotus flower.
Meanwhile, a group of Chinese monks with high-flying martial arts powers are in search of the lotus as well, because they believe that whomever eats its petals will gain infinite powers. (The also indignantly protest, "We are NOT ninjas!" when anyone mischaracterizes them.)
Samantha receives a package from her sister, who is trying to escape back to America, with the Chinese monks hot on her tail. The package is the rare lotus flower. It's arranged for the Crain sisters to meet in Portland. But the monks intervene, and the Crain sisters flee separately. While racing through the streets of Portland, Samantha seeks refuge in a bar that employs Ed Malloy Andrew Dice Clay, who is notoriously nicknamed "The Brainsmasher."
Malloy sees the monks and decides to help Samantha. While on the chase from the monks (and occasionally, Malloy's mother) the two fall in love.
Desperate, the monks capture Malloy and hold him for ransom: His life for the lotus. The Crain sisters agree, but then double-cross the monks, and Malloy saves the day by living up to his "Brainsmasher" moniker.
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The movie was released directly to videocassette in 1993 by Vidmark Entertainment. The movie has never been released in the United States on DVD and as of January 4, 2010, Lions Gate has yet to announce any plans for a DVD release. It is available on DVD in the United Kingdom, in 2012 it became available for instant streaming on Netflix.