History Trivia / CyBorg

24th Jan '17 4:06:24 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Back on the early and late 80's, Cannon Films was planning on making both a ''SpiderMan'' film and a sequel to ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse''. Albert Pyun was at the helm of both projects, with plans of filming them back to back. However, after more than a dozen re-writes and an investment of two million in pre-production and very early production, Cannon Films began to lose money fast. It eventually lost the rights for both franchises.
** Wanting to recuperate some of the money and time invested, Albert Pyun was tasked to come with a project that could use the production assets like sets and costumes of both failed projects. Pyun came up with the story in a weekend. $500,000 dollars and 24 days of frenetic shooting and editing later, ''Cyborg'' was finished.
** Albert Pyuns's first cut of the film [[note]] sadly lost [[/note]] was somewhat experimental and played more like a war film, being in black and white, containing very little dialogue, and using a heavy metal inspired soundtrack. Producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus hated it, and [[ExecutiveMeddling demanded a new, more mainstream version]] that played off to Van Damme's strenghts. Pyun oblidged, and made a second cut [[note]] which remained lost for several decades [[/note]] changing the soundtrack a little, and adding most of the dialogue and color back. The test screening ended in disaster, only one person liking it from a hundred surveyed.\\
** Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus tried to convince Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme to allow them to release the movie as it was. Instead, Van Damme convinced both producers to let him edit the film as he had done previously with Film/{{Bloodsport}} and asked them for 2 months, after which ''Cyborg'' was finally released.
** Jackson "Rock" Pinckney, who played one of Fender's pirates, lost his eye during filming when Van Damme accidentally struck his eye with a prop knife. Pinckney sued Van Damme in a North Carolina court and was awarded $485,000.

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** Back on in the early and late 80's, Cannon Films 1980s, Creator/CannonFilms was planning on making both a ''SpiderMan'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' film and a sequel to ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse''. Albert Pyun was at the helm of both projects, with plans of filming them back to back. However, after more than a dozen re-writes and an investment of two $2 million in pre-production and very early production, Cannon Films began to lose money fast. It eventually lost the rights for both franchises.
** Wanting to recuperate some of the money and time invested, Albert Pyun was tasked to come up with a project that could use the production assets like sets and costumes of both failed projects. Pyun came up with the story in a weekend. $500,000 dollars and 24 days of frenetic shooting and editing later, ''Cyborg'' was finished.
** Albert Pyuns's Pyun's first cut of the film [[note]] film[[note]] sadly lost [[/note]] lost[[/note]] was somewhat experimental and played more like a war film, being in black and white, containing very little dialogue, and using a heavy metal inspired soundtrack. Producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus hated it, and [[ExecutiveMeddling demanded a new, more mainstream version]] that played off to Van Damme's star Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme's strenghts. Pyun oblidged, and made a second cut [[note]] cut[[note]] which remained lost for several decades [[/note]] decades[[/note]] changing the soundtrack a little, and adding most of the dialogue and color back. The test screening ended in disaster, only one person liking it from a hundred surveyed.\\
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** Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus tried to convince Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme Van Damme to allow them to release the movie as it was. Instead, Van Damme convinced both producers to let him edit the film as he had done previously with Film/{{Bloodsport}} ''Film/{{Bloodsport}}'' and asked them for 2 months, after which ''Cyborg'' was finally released.
** Jackson "Rock" Pinckney, who played one of Fender's pirates, lost his eye during filming when Van Damme accidentally struck his eye it with a prop knife. Pinckney sued Van Damme in a North Carolina court and was awarded $485,000.
21st Jan '17 6:03:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheCastShowoff: Van Damme's trademark leg split actually has a point on this movie, which also doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. When Gibson is being followed through a dark, almost lightless sewer and is being slowed by an unconscious Nady, he seems to realize he's not going to be able to successfully outrun the pirate chasing him, so he sets Nady down, uses the leg split to suspend himself above a narrow point, and waits. When the pirate passes underneath... well, just [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QaxjRC4-HU watch it for yourself]].
21st Jan '17 6:01:43 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheOtherDarrin: Cash is played by Angelina Jolie in Part 2 but a different actress in Part 3.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Cash is played by Angelina Jolie Creator/AngelinaJolie in Part 2 but a different actress in Part 3.



* ShoutOut: Fender does one to ''Film/BladeRunner'' by referring to Pearl as a "skin job".



* TroubledProduction: And how!\\
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Back on the early and late 80's, Cannon Films was planning on making both a ''[[SpiderMan Spider-Man]]'' film and a sequel to ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse''. Albert Pyun was at the helm of both projects, with plans of filming them back to back. However, after more than a dozen re-writes and an investment of two million in pre-production and very early production, Cannon Films began to lose money fast. It eventually lost the rights for both franchises.\\
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Wanting to recuperate some of the money and time invested, Albert Pyun was tasked to come with a project that could use the production assets like sets and costumes of both failed projects. Pyun came up with the story in a weekend. $500,000 dollars and 24 days of frenetic shooting and editing later, ''Cyborg'' was finished.\\
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Albert Pyuns's first cut of the film [[note]] sadly lost [[/note]] was somewhat experimental and played more like a war film, being in black and white, containing very little dialogue, and using a heavy metal inspired soundtrack. Producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus hated it, and [[ExecutiveMeddling demanded a new, more mainstream version]] that played off to Van Damme's strenghts. Pyun oblidged, and made a second cut [[note]] which remained lost for several decades [[/note]] changing the soundtrack a little, and adding most of the dialogue and color back. The test screening ended in disaster, only one person liking it from a hundred surveyed.\\
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Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus tried to convince Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme to allow them to release the movie as it was. Instead, Van Damme convinced both producers to let him edit the film as he had done previously with Film/{{Bloodsport}} and asked them for 2 months, after which ''Cyborg'' was finally released.

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* TroubledProduction: And how!\\
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Back on the early and late 80's, Cannon Films was planning on making both a ''[[SpiderMan Spider-Man]]'' ''SpiderMan'' film and a sequel to ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse''. Albert Pyun was at the helm of both projects, with plans of filming them back to back. However, after more than a dozen re-writes and an investment of two million in pre-production and very early production, Cannon Films began to lose money fast. It eventually lost the rights for both franchises.\\
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Wanting to recuperate some of the money and time invested, Albert Pyun was tasked to come with a project that could use the production assets like sets and costumes of both failed projects. Pyun came up with the story in a weekend. $500,000 dollars and 24 days of frenetic shooting and editing later, ''Cyborg'' was finished.\\
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Albert Pyuns's first cut of the film [[note]] sadly lost [[/note]] was somewhat experimental and played more like a war film, being in black and white, containing very little dialogue, and using a heavy metal inspired soundtrack. Producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus hated it, and [[ExecutiveMeddling demanded a new, more mainstream version]] that played off to Van Damme's strenghts. Pyun oblidged, and made a second cut [[note]] which remained lost for several decades [[/note]] changing the soundtrack a little, and adding most of the dialogue and color back. The test screening ended in disaster, only one person liking it from a hundred surveyed.\\
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** Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus tried to convince Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme to allow them to release the movie as it was. Instead, Van Damme convinced both producers to let him edit the film as he had done previously with Film/{{Bloodsport}} and asked them for 2 months, after which ''Cyborg'' was finally released.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The script was written with the idea of Creator/ChuckNorris playing the lead, [[ExecutiveMeddling but producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus convinced Pyun to cast Jean-Claude Van Damme instead]] after his success in Film/{{Bloodsport}}.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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The script was written with the idea of Creator/ChuckNorris playing the lead, [[ExecutiveMeddling but producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus convinced Pyun to cast Jean-Claude Van Damme instead]] after his success in Film/{{Bloodsport}}.
10th Sep '16 3:28:16 AM cernex
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10th Sep '16 3:27:18 AM cernex
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A test screening was made which ended in disaster where from a hundred people surveyed only one person liked the film. Producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus tried to convince Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme to allow them to release the movie as it was. Instead, Van Damme convinced both producers to let him edit the film as he had done previously with Film/{{Bloodsport}} and asked them for 2 months, after which ''Cyborg'' was finally released.

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A Albert Pyuns's first cut of the film [[note]] sadly lost [[/note]] was somewhat experimental and played more like a war film, being in black and white, containing very little dialogue, and using a heavy metal inspired soundtrack. Producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus hated it, and [[ExecutiveMeddling demanded a new, more mainstream version]] that played off to Van Damme's strenghts. Pyun oblidged, and made a second cut [[note]] which remained lost for several decades [[/note]] changing the soundtrack a little, and adding most of the dialogue and color back. The test screening was made which ended in disaster where from a hundred people surveyed disaster, only one person liked the film. Producers liking it from a hundred surveyed.\\
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Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus tried to convince Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme to allow them to release the movie as it was. Instead, Van Damme convinced both producers to let him edit the film as he had done previously with Film/{{Bloodsport}} and asked them for 2 months, after which ''Cyborg'' was finally released.
25th Jul '16 1:25:40 PM crazyrabbits
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* This film is one of the movies that Creator/RogerEbert put on his [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated list.]]

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* This film is one of the movies that Creator/RogerEbert put on his [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated list.]]
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17th Jul '16 10:14:30 AM nombretomado
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The script was written with the idea of ChuckNorris playing the lead, [[ExecutiveMeddling but producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus convinced Pyun to cast Jean-Claude Van Damme instead]] after his success in Film/{{Bloodsport}}.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The script was written with the idea of ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris playing the lead, [[ExecutiveMeddling but producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus convinced Pyun to cast Jean-Claude Van Damme instead]] after his success in Film/{{Bloodsport}}.
3rd May '16 3:07:12 PM Yinyang107
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!The Film
5th Jan '16 9:21:34 PM jameygamer
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Wanting to recuperate some of the money and time invested, Albert Pyun was tasked to come with a project that could use the production assets like sets and costumes of both failed projects. Pyun came up with the story in a weekend. $500,000 dollars and 24 days of frenetic shooting and editing later, ''Cyborg'' was finshed.\\

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Wanting to recuperate some of the money and time invested, Albert Pyun was tasked to come with a project that could use the production assets like sets and costumes of both failed projects. Pyun came up with the story in a weekend. $500,000 dollars and 24 days of frenetic shooting and editing later, ''Cyborg'' was finshed.finished.\\



** Albert Pyun's original vision was going to be a black and white film with little dialogue.

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** Albert Pyun's original vision was going to be a black and white film with little dialogue.dialogue.
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* This film is one of the movies that Creator/RogerEbert put on his [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated list.]]
14th Oct '15 5:53:53 PM falcon2484
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** Stuntman Jackson "Rock" Pinckney was accidentally injured on the set when Van Damme slashed his eye with a knife. He sued Van Damme and recovered a little under half a million dollars.

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** Stuntman Jackson "Rock" Pinckney was accidentally injured on the set Pinckney, who played one of Fender's pirates, lost his eye during filming when Van Damme slashed accidentally struck his eye with a prop knife. He Pinckney sued Van Damme in a North Carolina court and recovered a little under half a million dollars.was awarded $485,000.
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