Instant Karma (film)

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Instant Karma
Directed byRoderick Taylor
Produced byBruce A. Taylor
Written byDale Rosenbloom
StarringCraig Sheffer
Chelsea Noble
David Cassidy
Glenn Hirsch
Orson Bean
James Gallery
Alan Blumenfeld
William Smith
Music byJoel Goldsmith
Edited byFrank Mazzola
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Overseas Filmgroup
Release date
April 27, 1990
CountryUnited States

Instant Karma is a 1990 film. Craig Sheffer stars as Zane, a TV producer looking for romance. Directed by Roderick Taylor.


Zane (Craig Sheffer) is writer-producer of the TV show "Rock & Roll P.I." (the clips of the fictitious program are a delightful parody of cop shows). Although a successful young man, he is lonely and having a particularly bad week. First, he has a confrontation with the show's temperamental star, Reno (David Cassidy), on the set of the show. Next, Zane and his co-writer David (Glenn Hirsch) are pitching a script to producer Jon Clark (Marty Ingels). By the end of the meeting, Jon says he loves the story, but wants to change the script completely. And, to top things off, Zane's accountant tells him that the IRS is planning to do an audit of his investments. However, while all of these disasters are happening, he does meet a nice actress, Penelope (Chelsea Noble).

Zane begins dating Penelope and things go smoothly. Then one afternoon while on the set, Reno gives Zane some tacky advice about women, and some drugs. Reno claims they're harmless pills which will relax him. Later that evening, Zane takes them while on a date with Penelope and begins acting strange. Zane wakes up the next morning to discover that the pills were hallucinatory drugs and that he only imagined most of the evening's events, he immediately calls Penelope's place and a man answers the phone. Jumping to conclusions, Zane goes to see Penelope and throws a fit. Back at his accountant's office later that day, Zane is told he owes half a million dollars in back taxes, he is also informed that Reno has been arrested for drug abuse and that the show is being cancelled. On his way home, Zane is in a near-fatal car accident. Accompanied by his faithful basset hound Wolfgang, he walks all the way to Penelope's place and declares his love for her.


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