My Name is Bruce

Genre:  Comedy, Horror
Running Time:  86 min.
Release Date: October 25, 2008
DVD: February 10, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 4.38
based on 15 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Bruce Campbell, Grace Thorsen, Taylor Sharpe, Ted Raimi


My Name is Bruce is the heroic struggle of a small mining town (Gold Lick, Oregon) to rid itself of a vengeful monster. Guan-di (Jamie Peck), the Chinese god of war and protector of the dead, has been unleashed by cemetary desecrating teenagers to protect the graves of Chinese miners lost in a deadly cave-in of yesteryear.

The deadly demon's mission is to eradicate all those who transgressed against the tomb (relatives included), which is virtually the entire population of Gold Lick. The inbred community has to find a solution so Jeff (Taylor Sharpe), the sole survivor of a deadly Guan-Di encounter, takes it upon himself to kidnap his idol, Bruce Campbell(Bruce Campbell), star of countless B-movie horror films, and recruit him to be their local savior.

Mortified at first, Bruce eventually goes along with Jeff's prank, convinced that it's all an elaborate birthday present from his agent (Ted Raimi), and begins to enjoy the spoils of being a movie hero, including free liquor and Jeff's attractive mother, Kelly (Grace Thorsen).

But Jeff's scheme goes horribly wrong when his hero, known more for fighting directors than mythical warriors, haphazardly leads the town in battle against Guan-Di. Confronted by a monster that's not a guy in a rubber suit, and with the blood of innocents on his hands, Bruce abandons the harsh reality of Gold Lick for the sanctity of his former, artificial life.

In his ramshackle desert trailer, Bruce resumes the daily grind of genre sequels, poor housekeeping and cheap whiskey, but a gut-wrenching call from his biggest fan, Jeff—now forced to take on Guan-Di alone—prompts the actor to re-evaluate his destiny. Against his better judgement (and the angry citizens of Gold Lick), Bruce returns to defeat Guan-Di, save Jeff, and snag his hot mother. In the climactic, mano-a-monster, Bruce tries to rise above the miserable, off-screen schmuck that he is and become a hero... in real life.

Director: Bruce Campbell
Studio: Image Entertainment
Producer(s): Mike Richardson, Bruce Campbell
Screenplay: Mark Verheiden
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  • 4 stars "If you are at all familiar with Bruce Campbell and the movies he's done, you will find this film funny, entertaining, with a good supporting cast. True, hokey, smokey, but well worth the watch."
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