Abraxas (Jesse Ventura) is an intergalactic police officer, known as a Finder, from the planet Sargacia. People from Sargacia are humanoid in appearance and have an extended live span. Abraxas has been a Finder for 10,000 years. Finders have superior strength and specialized weapons. They also have a device they wear called an answer box. The device helps them navigate through other cultures as well as being a communication device. The devise also allows them to locate objects. The device works by detecting the specific vibration from the object. It is a “Vibration Detector” or VD.
His former partner, Secundus (Sven-Ole Thorson), has gone rogue and was sent to the prison planet, Tyrannus 7. He escaped and landed on Earth. Secundus is after ultimate power. To acquire this power, he needs to mate with a female. When the child is born a test needs to be done on it to determine if the child is a Comater. A Comater is a dangerous and powerful phenomenon who knows the solution to the Anti-Life Equation. If Secundus can get the answer to the equation, he will be immortal and the most powerful being in the universe.
The first female he finds is Sonia Murray (Marjorie Bransfield). Sonia becomes pregnant when Secundus places his hand on her belly. Within minutes Sonia’s baby matures and it is born. Abraxas is charged with finding and stopping Secundus. If he manages to impregnate a female, then Abraxas is ordered to kill her. Abraxas has an aversion to terminating an innocent woman or a child not knowing whether or not it is a Comater. He captures Secundus but allows Sonia to live.
Sonia tries to go on with her life. She names the baby Tommy (Francis Mitchell). The child grows up seemingly normal except for the fact that he is mute. Five years later Secundus once again escapes from Tyrannus 7 and heads back to Earth to find Tommy. Abraxas is sent to Earth again to find and stop Secundus.
“Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe” was released in 1990 and was written and directed by Damian Lee. It is an American science fiction movie.
James Belushi, who plays the principal of the school, was Marjorie Bransfield's husband at the time the movie was shot. Former wrestler and Navy Seal, Jesse Ventura was the governor of Minnesota from 1999-2003. Abraxas’ answer box was voiced by Marilynn Lightstone. Secundus’ answer box was voiced by Moses Znaimer.
Ok, so Abraxas really isn’t that great. It’s a weak story wrapped around a really long chase scene. It does have some interesting 80’s music done by Carlos Lopes. It also has Jesse Ventura, between his wrestling gig and his governor gig, pretending to be an actor. That alone is worth the price of admission. My favorite part is when Abraxas is trying to explain to Earth people what VD means, (Vibrational Detection) and that members of the Finder Force were taught how to avoid VD. Other than that, it’s mostly boring. If you’re going to get anything out of it, you need to have your tongue firmly in your cheek.
Secundus is the Latin word for "second". Among other things, the word Abraxas is a symbol found on amulets from some Gnostic sects. It is a creature with the head of a rooster, the body of a man, the legs of snakes and scorpions. It carries a shield and whip. The symbol appears on the seal of the Templar Grand Master.