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The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)

GP  |   |  Sci-Fi, Drama  |  26 March 1971 (Ireland)
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A man who has been in a coma since infancy is awakened.

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John Soames
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Dr. Bergen
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Dr. Maitland
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Thomas Fleming
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Joe Allan
Norman Jones ...
Davis
Dan Jackson ...
Nicholls
Vickery Turner ...
Naomi
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Jenny Bannerman
Scott Forbes ...
Richard Bannerman
Joe McPartland ...
Inspector Moore
Pamela Moiseiwitsch ...
Girl on Train (as Pamela Moseiwitsch)
Billy Cornelius ...
Sgt. Clifford
Jon Croft ...
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Esmond Webb ...
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Since his birth, 30 years ago, John Soames is in a coma. Now he's operated and brought to life in a neurologic clinic. A tense plan shall make him develop from a 30 years old baby to a man, but there's no time for the love and care a normal baby would receive. He manages to flee... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Das zweite Leben des Mr. Soames  »

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Long-lost little gem of a movie
19 August 2001 | by (philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I remember the Inquirer's four-star rating of this film catching my eye about five or six years ago. So I watched it and when it was over I wished I would have taped it SO BAD. I have never seen it since and I wish that could change. I think it's one of the best movies I've ever seen, PERIOD. Terence Stamp is great in it as John Soames. I can't remember much about it except that the ending sequence where Soames goes out into the world was really exceptional. I think it's like completely out of print on video. All of the movies that I like best are ones that no one else likes, which is sort of a problem when it comes to finding them on tape. This film deserves no less than a 10.


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