Manka Bros. Films

Manka Bros. Film Library

The World's Largest Film Library





1980 - 1989


Drive In! (1980) - A Friday night at the Drive-In turns bloody for a group of high school students.

Dagny Taggart Down Under (1980) - Unauthorized (but better than the original) sequel to Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged.'

FDR On LSD (1980) - Comedy record team of Snitch & Wong are teleported back in time to the FDR White House. Passing as cooks, they slip the Prez 'a little something to keep his polio in check.' The New Deal never sounded so 'far out.'

Another Couple In Love (1980) - Just a normal everyday couple falls in the love the normal way.

Clayhead (1980) - A boy born with a head of clay must struggle for acceptance at school... and at home.

The Unstoppable Wheel (1981) - Story of a successful Mesopotamian copper dragger who plots in vain to stop the invention of the wheel.

The Gastronaut (1981) - Comeback film of Joey Levitch. Also featuring Sammy Shore as the 'Man In The Moon.'

Pac Man (1982)- Based on the popular video game. Live-action comedy starring Mummenshantz.

The Summer Of '82 (1982) - Unauthorized (but better than the original) remake of 'The Summer of '42.'

Lap Dance (1982) - A sweet film about a girl from Lapland who comes to Hollywood to pursue a career in Lapland folk dancing.

Meaniac (1982) - A novel attempt to carve out a new family-safe niche genre that Manka Bros. coined 'No-rror.' 'Meaniac' contained scenes of brutal emotional viciousness but maintained its PC rating by shedding not a single drop of blood.

The Man With The Four-Way Hips (1983) - Western. The Tom Tom Club in their only feature film.

Mishka (1984) - True story of a Tartar comedian who entertained the embattled Soviet troops during the bloody battle of Stalingrad.

Hooky (1984) - The bus carrying the entire 3rd grade class of a small town school is hijacked by a crazy 9-year-old. Everyone was safe and had a blast. Their wild and hilarious adventures will be cherished and never forgotten.

Geisha Quarterback (1984) - Can a Japanese quarterback really be this good? The Los Angeles Rams are willing to find out. [Remember, this is 1984.]

Keep On Banging (1984) - Eddie Mekka is a carpenter by day and a gigolo by night.

Stapler (1984) - Comedy exploring the very UN-exciting world of a corporate office.

My Bloody Bar Mitzvah (1984) - Mrs. Hershkovitz didn't realize the clowns she hired were recently paroled from prison. No worries, Jason is a man at 13 and has been studying Karate since age 7.

Witches Of Stonehenge (1984) - Customers at a pub in a small English town regale each other with stories and legends of the Witches of Stonehenge.

Ride Sally Ride (1984) - Robin Duke stars in bio-pic of the first woman in space.

The Scoopin' Kid (1984) - After a kid working in an ice cream shop finds a thumb in a gallon of French Vanilla, he gets caught up in a government conspiracy.

Shopping Maul (1984) - On a Friday night at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, Valley girls disappear one-by-one.

Wild Webelo Summer (1984) - Summer camp slowly descends into chaos for this rebellious group of 10-12 year old Webelos.

Don In The Land Of Nod (1984) - Timid college student, Don Parker, accidentally opens a portal to the Fifth Dimension in his shower.

The Kid Who Wore Tennis Shoes (1984) - Uninspired children's movie. [Made during one of the worst, bleakest periods in Manka Bros. Studio history.]

The Last Communist (1984) - Story of the last man to live on a 'commune.'

Mock II (1984) - From the Las Vegas stage, master impressionist Del Manners stars in his first film as a slacker-turned-fighter pilot who can imitate everyone, including his superior offices.

Mother, Juggs And Speed II (1984) - Less Mothers, more Juggs and double the Speed.

Pass The Baton (1984) - Produced directly after the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Story about four sprinters who overcame various terminal diseases to win the 4x100 meter relay Gold Medal.

Dexy's Midnight Run (1984) - An Iowa college needs a band immediately for a charity fundraiser. Can Dexy's Midnight Runners get there in time?

Orson Wells' The Rape Of Lucrece (1985) - Shakespeare epic filmed over 40 years and finished on the day of Orson Wells' death.

Tit Offensive (1985) - Danny Bonaduce and a college radio station plan Spring Break in Vietnam.

Wookie Running Back (1985) - The newest member of the Dallas Cowboys is from a galaxy far, far away.

Setting On Dark (1985) - A psychotic toaster conspires with a newfangled microwave oven to take over the world, and only one boy knows about it.

Jack Kerouac's Back (1985) - An uninspired and out of work writer summons the spirit of Jack Kerouac for help. Unfortunately, Kerouac summons the spirit of Neal Cassady and the two ghosts get hammered and head for Mexico. The writer now has to track down these 'free spirits.'

Male Fraud (1985) - How could C. Thomas Howell be valedictorian and an all-girls school?

Capitol Offense (1985) - Action-adventure starring Drake Derrek as a disillusioned ex-CIA operative working as the President's bodyguard. Things really heat up when a group of international terrorists try to take over the White House!

I Understand Women (1985) - Henry Jaglom film about a filmmaker with no real insight into anything, who writes roles for pretty young women so that he can sex on screen while they tell him how smart he is.

So Proudly We Fail (1985) - Quon Phoc is the Vietcong's answer to Rambo and Chuck Norris. After countless numbers of American invasions back into Vietnam, Quon Phoc invades the U.S. in search of Vietnamese prisoners of war.

Comic-Kaze (aka Die Laughing) (1985) - True story of Japan's funniest pilot.

The Reflex (1985) - Duran Duran stars in this film based on their hit song. Simon LeBon and his band must find the mysterious 'Reflex' which holds the key to the secrets of the Universe.

Hot Grease (1986) - Action-adventure starring Drake Derrek as a disillusioned ex-CIA operative working at a fast food restaurant. Things really heat up when he recognizes a group of international terrorists in the drive-thru!

The Aruban War Of Independence (1986) - Communists invade the tiny island paradise of Aruba. The invasion is defeated by a strong-willed group of models and photographers.

Red Letter Daze (1986) - Rapper Mos Def, in his first movie, plays an exchange student from Compton - in Libya - during the Allied bombing campaign.

Horrorgasm (1986) - An orgy turns bloody on a Saturday night at Princeton University.

The Bride Wore Plaid (1986) - An American woman from Chicago meets a Scottish man and goes to Edinburgh to meet the family and get married - IF she can throw the caber far enough.

Air Force (Reserve) Cowboys (1986) - Air Force (Reserve) Cowboys are hot shots in the air and hot shots in the sack - and will do anything necessary to keep America safe. [After seeing the film, the Air Force would not permit the use of just 'Air Force' in the titles so they made Manka Bros. add 'Reserve' in the title the day before release.]

Grandpa's Teeth (1986) - Directed by David Sedan. Sedan's lifetime pet project about an 80-year-old ex-bowler and his shot at the APBA Trophy. If only his life were as easy to pick up as all those spares.

My Goombah (1986) - Tony Rosato stars in this tale of a smokin', drinkin', whorin' mob guy who pulls a few strings and qualifies for a female speed skating team.

Apollo's Child (1987) - A kid is born in space and can't live in Earth's atmosphere. NASA and a rotating group of astronautical parents have to take care of him for the rest of his life.

A Life Without Death (1987) - A rich, well-endowed high school quarterback lives forever in high school. He never has to study, has sex with whatever girl he wants and always wins the big game.

The Littlest Elf (1987) - Christmas movie about a shorter than normal elf with a very magical gift.

Act II (1987) - Boy loses girl.

The Nonconformist (1987) - Chastised by the Puritans for not kneeling during Holy Communion, an Elizabethan clergyman with a bad sciatic nerve starts his own church for village idiots and the disabled.

Ahead Of His Time (1987) - After a lab mix-up, Dr. Ronald Andrews finds himself thrown 15 minutes into his own future.

Marine Layer (1987) - Unauthorized (but much better than the original) sequel to 'An Officer And A Gentleman' in which Debra Winger's friend, Donna, moves to Oceanside and takes on the Marine Corp.

Bounty Hunter (1987) - Action-adventure starring Drake Derrek as a disillusioned ex-CAI operative working as a bounty hunter. Things really heat up when he tries to bring in a group of international terrorists for the bombing of a passenger jet!

Pope Rufus I (1987) - Through a screw-up at the College of Cardinals, a dog is elected Pope. He successful reign lasts 85 years (dog years) and millions mourn when he dies.

Allen Ginsberg's Kaddish (1988) - A modern day update of Allen Ginsberg's epic poem about his mother's tragic fight with insanity, set in a North Carolina strip club.

Feed The Kitty (1988) - A stripper from the wrong side of the tracks is asked to house sit at a mansion in the Hamptons.

Bruised Psyche (1988) - After a famous psychic is hit on the head, he can not keep others from hearing his thoughts.

Mankind's Last Hope (1988) - Gallagher stars as a post-apocalyptic bounty hunter.

Carnegie Mellons (1988) - Facing bankruptcy, the Board of Directors of Carnegie Mellon University turn to a group of local strippers to help save the school.

Hot Air (1988) - Three stand-up comedian idiots dream of circling the globe in a hot air balloon. They could have made it if they weren't stand-up comedian idiots.

Viet-Kong (1988) - American and North Vietnamese soldiers must fight together against a 300-foot tall gorilla terrorizing mountain villagers.

Shot Through The Heart (1988) - The romantic comedy that 'gives love a bad name.'

Fancy Free (1988) - Unauthorized (but better than the original) sequel to 'Footloose' starring Corey Haim.

Tropic Of Cancer (1988) - Animated movie based on the novel by Henry Miller. [Featuring FIVE original songs!]

Retirement Cop (1988) - When several residents of an old age home turn up dead, a retired cop and an out of the academy rookie team up to solve the crimes.

King Butt (1988) - Early rap musical with the tagline: 'It's time to unwrap that ass!'

I Need Three Hands (1988) - Tim Kazurinsky made his leading man debut in this story of a Hollywood agent who falls in love with his latest find - a woman with three breasts!

Did We...? You Know...? (1988) - A pickup bar / next morning romantic comedy.

You Reeka! (1989) - Yahoo Serious discovers gold in the Outback.

Dishwasher Safe (1989) - Modern retelling of the Holy Grail legend.

The Cyber Nets (1989) - A cyborg basketball team takes on NBA's best. The loser will be destroyed.

CIA Squad: A Force Of Habit (1989) - The President has assembled an elite crime-fighting team of nuns who one-up evil Sister Bertrilled and their rocket-booster head gear.

Killer's Bed (1989) - After picking up a Congresswoman at a bar, a killer takes her and the United States government hostage for $1 billion dollars. [Based on the Manka Books novel 'Four Years In A Killer's Bed.'

Earth Eaters 9+8 (1989) - Like termites, the Earth Eaters are slowly eating the Earth and only one person, Dr. Lindsay Cowgill, can stop them.



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