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The Power (1968)

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One by one members of a special project team are being killed by telekinesis - the ability to move things with the power of the mind alone. The race is to determine which of the remaining team members is the murderer and to stop them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Prof. Jim Tanner
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Prof. Margery Lansing
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Prof. Norman E. Van Zandt
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Mrs. Sally Hallson
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Prof. Talbot Scott aka Scotty
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Mark Corlane
Ken Murray ...
Grover
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Flora
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Prof. Henry Hallson
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Prof. Carl Melnicker
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Bruce
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Arthur Nordlund
Miiko Taka ...
Mrs. Van Zandt
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Mrs. Hallson
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Mr. Hallson
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Storyline

Contains spoilers: A man slowly realizes two things: that he has telekinesis - the power to move things with the power of his mind alone - and that another man who shares this power wants to kill him. Written by Brenda Holloway <brendah@pdsc.com>

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Drives men to madness and murder! When it reaches out for YOU you'll never stop screaming! See more »

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Thriller | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

21 February 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aivojen sota  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

MGM announced plans to produce the movie with George Pal as producer/director during it's 40th anniversary celebration in 1964. Unlike many of the announced projects, this one actually got made but wasn't released until 1968. See more »

Goofs

During Tanner's high speed jeep ride into the desert the tires squeal even though they're traveling on sand. See more »

Quotes

Professor Jim Tanner: They say that power corrupts - and that absolute power - I wonder...
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Connections

Referenced in The King of the Duplicators (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet No.1: Andante Cantabile
(uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Excellent story of PSI, not only because of special FX
5 January 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

George Pal proved his feeling for good stories one more time after having produced "the time machine" and "Dr. Lao". An intelligent story about the fight between two para-psychological persons, one you don't know and the other not knowing being one. Superb cast, some not important "mistakies", but brilliant tricks and a high quality of suspense make this film a must for every science fiction fan and also for those being interested in "guess who it is" - criminal stories. I can imagine well that some people cannot agree with this comment because the story implicates a lot of knowing about para-psychological phenomenas to construct the logic of the plot, but surely it is well worth it.


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