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The Projected Man (1966)

A scientist experimenting with matter transmission from place to place by means of a laser beam suddenly decides to use himself as a test specimen. But the process goes awry, and one side ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Peach ...
Bryant Haliday ...
Norman Wooland ...
Dr. L.G. Blanchard
Ronald Allen ...
Derek Farr ...
Inspector Davis
Tracey Crisp ...
Sheila Anderson
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Latham (as Derrick de Marney)
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Prof. Lembach
Sam Kydd ...
Harry Slinger
Terry Scully ...
Steve Lowe
Norma West ...
Gloria King
Frank Gatliff ...
Dr. Wilson
John Watson ...
Sergeant Martin
Alf Joint ...
Security Man (as Alfred Joint)
Rosemary Donnelly ...
Girl
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A scientist experimenting with matter transmission from place to place by means of a laser beam suddenly decides to use himself as a test specimen. But the process goes awry, and one side of his body becomes hideously deformed and instantly lethal to anyone it touches. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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February 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den dræbende hånd  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Producer John Croydon fired director Ian Curteis near the end of filming and directed the last few days of the shoot himself. See more »

Quotes

Chris Mitchell: Pretty you may be.
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Connections

Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Projected Man (1998) See more »

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It's bad - and it's British
18 June 2006 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

The film, a Universal release of a Protelco-MLC production, is a boring retelling of the theory of breaking down the molecular structure of an object, capturing it in a cell as "pure energy," and then sending it back complete to a "target area." There is no explanation WHY this is necessary, but Professor Paul Steiner (played by pock-mocked actor Bryant Haliday, "Devil Doll") thinks it's something to dedicate his, and his assistants', Pat Hill (Mary Peach) and Chris Mitchell (Ronald Allen), lives to.

During an experiment before noted Dutch scientist "Lembach" (Gordon Heinz), his machine fails due to sabotage, so he has himself "projected" by his secretary, Sheila (Tracey Crisp) to seek revenge. Of course, she screws up and he comes out looking like a "pork roast" with the power to electrocute people.

With this new-found power, he manages to zap some Cockney idiots, a security guy named Latham (Derrick de Marney) and his lab boss, Dr. Blanchard (Norman Woodland). He also is able to break into a pharmacy and steal a pair of rubber gloves and a black coat, as well.

In the end, though, despite Hill and Mitchell's attempt to help him, the clown destroys his equipment and himself. On the whole, a completely pointless movie with no message at all.

Also one of the most depressing color films you will ever see.


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