© 1994, TackyWorld Films

 

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The TackyWorld Logo. Just as ugly then as now.

 

 

The forbidden wilderness of "Old Kentucky" streaks by as Prick delivers his hard-boiled voice-over to clue the viewer in on the world he inhabits and just what sort of work he does.

 

 

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Our hero at the controls of his transport (flying unusually low, it would seem).

 

 

Prick makes his dramatic arrival in this lawless land. Gravel flies wildly.

 

 

Prick disembarks, eyeing the barn in the distance. His finely honed instincts tell him the fugitive robot is hiding somewhere inside.

 

 

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Prick steps out of the light and into the cool, dusty interior of the ancient barn.

 

 

Unbeknownst to Prick, the fugitive combat drone is hiding in a side-room and has seen him enter. (You can tell he's an evil robot because he's shot in the crazy "Batman TV Show Bad Guy" dutched angle... eat your heart out Cesar Romero!)

 

 

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Prick moves deeper into the barn, unaware that he is being watched (and armed with his trusty Styre... precursor to the Spatha).

 

 

Prick whirls around, suddenly aware that he is being stalked.

 

 

The robot is caught in the open, just meters behind our hero!

 

 

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Prick ducks into a nearby doorway and opens fire with his Styre... when the smoke clears, he wonders if he hit his target.

 

 

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But the robot has dodged the fusillade and ducks out of sight, escaping into the shadows!

 

 

Prick can't chance letting the robot get the drop on him again and so he pursues!

 

 

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He enters another part of the barn and prepares to strike!

 

 

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But it's a dead end and the robot is nowhere in sight. Prick falls back into the room to assess his situation.

 

 

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The robot strikes! He grabs Prick's gun arm and pulls him through the rotted timber.

 

 

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Prick had discovered the robot's hiding place! He demands the robots immediate surrender. The robot is obviously no match for his finely honed detective skills!

 

 

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The robot disarms Prick. The detective decides it's time to begin hasty negotiations to keep his arm attached.

 

 

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Prick tries to talk the robot into leaving the arm un-maimed (or at best, lightly maimed). In the negotiations, he is easily outmatched by the robot's Psychological Warfare programming and reveals his love of cows... and hatred of traffic... and heights... and children...

 

 

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Prick is so caught up in his cathartic moment that he doesn't realize that the robot has fallen back on his "Combat Accessory/Accessorize " programming and has begun to do Prick's nails while he talks.

 

 

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The robot returns Prick's gun to him and releases his arm, hoping Prick, still flushed with the emotion of his unexpected emotional breakthrough, will let him go. Prick marvels at his hand, noticing his cuticles for the first time in his life.

 

 

So impressed is he that he shoves his other hand between the slats to have it done too.

 

 

The robot is a bit put out by the Detective's expectations but is prepared to do what it takes to win his freedom.

 

 

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As a reward for such a fine manicure... Prick opens fire on the robot again.

 

 

Prick follows the fleeing robot through the barn. The robot uses his superior artificial muscles to leap up through a hole in the roof and disappears into the loft. Prick scrambles up after him, putting his fear of heights aside for the moment.

 

 

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Prick enters the loft and gets to his feet.

 

 

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However, the loft is filled with piles of hay bales that could hide the robot. And each creaking step he takes sends small clouds of dust into the air.

 

 

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The loft quickly spooks Prick; he whirls to shoot at nothing but discovers his gun is empty.

 

 

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He quickly reloads his Styre.

 

 

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While he is distracted, the robot erupts from his hiding place in the hay.

 

 

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Reeling from the blow, Prick is thrown across the loft and lands in a pile of hay

 

 

Stunned from the blow and having lost his gun during his flight across the loft, Prick can only fight back with feeble, girlish slaps.

 

 

Prick takes a terrible beating from the robot. His only hope is that, in the course of the savage beating, he will somehow land on his misplaced pistol while he is still able to use it.

 

 

But Prick has no such luck. The robot, using the knowledge he gained earlier, exploits Prick's greatest fear and throws him out of the loft! Prick hangs on for dear life!

 

 

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His freshly trimmed nails are still tender and he feels his grip slipping.

 

 

The robot stares down at our hero. Perhaps he is pondering the human condition or the uncertainty of life.

 

 

Or perhaps he marvels at the fact Prick doesn't realize that his boots are really just a few centimeters above the grass.

 

 

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Prick tells the robot that the time to surrender to authorities is running out!

 

 

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Realizing that Prick is not only incredibly dense but also incredibly persistent, the robot knows he has no choice but to shoot the Detective.

 

 

Prick has to decide which ironic death he will choose. Getting shot with his own gun or falling to his death in a place he travels too just to avoid the possibility of falling to his death.

 

 

The robot decides to make the decision for Prick. He takes aim with the stolen Styre.

 

 

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With a defiant cry, Prick throws himself out into the void and accepts his blurry fate.

 

 

The screen goes black as his cry echoes in our ears. How can Prick possibly survive such an insignificant fall? What will become of our hero? And what if he lands on his keys?

 

Alas, we may never know...

 

 

That concludes this chilling look into the world of Barn Runner: The Motion Picture. We apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.

 

Thank you and good night.

 

 

 

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All contents © TackyWorld Films, 1994-2007. Barn Runner and itís related characters and locations are TM S&S Productions, 2007. All images provided by Digital Dupper Studios. Synopsis written by Scott LeGere.