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The Power (1968)

Unrated | | Thriller, Sci-Fi | 21 February 1968 (USA)
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 how to stop them.

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Prof. Norman E. Van Zandt
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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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Miklos Rozsa's score is one of the few movie scores to make extensive use of the cimbalom. See more »

Goofs

After Tanner is fired he is walking the streets. When he's looking at toy soldiers in a store window, his hair is "boyishly" sown over his forehead. Then he sees the "Don't Run" sign and a close-up shows him with his hair neatly combed and very shiny with product in it. As he walks away from that corner, his hair is once more not slicked and down over his forehead. See more »

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Professor Jim Tanner: They say that power corrupts - and that absolute power - I wonder...
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String Quartet No.1: Andante Cantabile
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Not too bad, but could have been great
23 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

George Pal's/Byron Haskin's version of "The Power" (based on the good novel by Frank Robinson, not the baseball player) is actually pretty entertaining and thrilling despite the relatively poor production values - quite a bit of 1960s cheesiness - but still the cast of stalwarts gives it all and it is probably the best George Pal film after 1960's "The Time Machine." Acting kudos go to Michael Rennie, Aldo Ray (!!!) and even, who would have thought it, star George Hamilton. This is one of those films whose concept far exceeds its execution but I still feel somewhat generous as I remembered it fondly from my youth and seeing it about 30 years later found out that it held up pretty well.

And a great score by Miklos Rozsa too.


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