Theatrical release poster by Renato Casaro
|Directed by||Roland Emmerich|
|Screenplay by||Roland Emmerich|
|Story by||Roland Emmerich|
|Starring|| Jason Lively |
|Music by||Hubert Bartholomae|
|Cinematography||Karl Walter Lindenlaub|
|Edited by||Pia Fritsche|
Centropolis Film Productions
|Distributed by||Filmverlag der Autoren|
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Out of the blue, Warren is called out to the reading of his grandfather's will and testament. The boys end up with an old clock, inhabited with the spirit of Warren, Karl's grandfather's deformed butler. The benevolent spirit, having appeared to Fred in the night, as well as showing him a flashback of the day he and Warren's grandfather Karl died, which Karl poisoned himself, and sealing himself in the basement with all his money to prevent his family from getting any, and unfortunately the butler dies falling down stairs. The dream inspires Fred in making a new script for which he builds an animatronic version of the butler, whose spirit inhabits.
The butler and the boys will help each other as they face a new problem the son of Warren's grandfather's partner who managed to swindle Warren;s family out of their property, Producer Stan Gordon, who wants the grandfather's heritage to be kept secret, and try to get Fred's new movie made. It will all end in a race against the clock in an old house basement, and a fight against a demented ghost armor, as the movie pays homage to the late 50-to-70's Sci Fi B movies.
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