When the controlling mother (Jean Stapleton) of Martin Mallory (Geraint Wyn Davies) dies, Mallory thinks he's finally free of her meddling. But her ghost appears to him at her funeral, brought back to life by a mysterious Japanese stone. Now, Martin must move her body to Niagara Falls, N.Y., within 48 hours, or she won't be allowed into heaven. To make matters worse, Japanese hit men are trying desperately to get the stone back.
This outrageous time-travel comedy follows the misadventures of a wacky medieval knight (Jean Reno) and his faithful servant when they are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcererMayhem rules as these 12th-century visitors try adapting to the wildly confusing modern world.
A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the B-movie.