In the early 1990s, a Canadian action series called Tropical Heat introduced viewers to Nick Slaughter, a ponytailed ex-DEA officer turned private investigator played by Rob Stewart of Brampton, Ontario. The show ran between ’91 and ’93 on CBS then disappeared from the collective consciousness of the west. But, unbeknownst to any involved with the show, Tropical Heat was a raging success in Serbia, where Nick Slaughter is a symbol of freedom and democracy… somehow.
Slaughter Nick for President follows Rob Stewart’s discovery of his former role’s cultural significance in a distant land, and his journey to learn just how the hell it happened, as well as get back in the spotlight. The film premiered at North By Northeast Film Festival this year. It opens at Projection Booth East on September 28, 2012.
Slaughter Nick for President Trailer