Another low budget independent film from Peter Wang, the director of A GREAT WALL (1986), THE LASER MAN pokes fun at everything from cultural identity to the military-industrial complex in highly quirky fashion. Disjointed and rambling, the essentially plotless movie is set in the near
future (political posters saying "Reelect Ollie for President" can be seen) and focuses on Hayashi, a somewhat nerdy, apolitical young New York City laser researcher, half-Chinese, half-Jewish, who accidentally kills his assistant during an experiment. Blackballed from the laser industry because
of the accident, the divorced Hayashi spends his time trying to find other work, eating h...