Udo Kier, as a vigilante priest, batters a transvestite with a styrofoam bat for shopping in a furniture store whilst a middle aged woman in a scout uniform watches on masturbating.
Now, on paper, I know that sounds like something that most people would want to see. I know I would! That Terror 2000 somehow manages to make said scene not even slightly interesting is, I think, a pretty apt summing up of how crap this film is.
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There's an LL Cool J quote that would be relevant here. Hello again.
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