Johnny Barrett, an ambitious journalist, is determined to win a Pulitzer Prize by solving a murder committed in a lunatic asylum and witnessed only by three inmates, from whom the police have been unable to extract the information. With the connivance of a psychiatrist, and the reluctant help of his girlfriend, he succeeds in having himself declared insane and sent to the asylum. There he slowly tracks down and interviews the witnesses - but things are stranger than they seem ... Written by
David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>
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In the initial scene in the psychiatrist's office, Dr. Fong has on his wall portraits of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. See more
In a shot change during the fight scene in the kitchen, a bent table leg is abruptly straight, the pots and pans on the stove in the background and the position of the unconscious orderly change as Johnny pulls Wilkes across the prep counter. See more
[Appearing in John's dream
All of the men want me, Johnny. But I want you. And you - you want the Pulitzer Prize.
Referenced in Brain Dead