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The Happiness Cage (1972)

PG | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 28 June 1972 (USA)
A German scientist works on a way of quelling overly aggressive soldiers by developing implants that directly stimulate the pleasure centers of the brain.

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Privatz James H. Reese
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Dr. Frederick
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The Major
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Sergeant Boford Miles
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Lawrence Shannon - orderly
Bette Henritze ...
Anna Kraus
Susan Travers ...
Nurse Schroeder
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Medic
Birthe Neumann ...
Lisa (as Birthe Newmann)
Claus Nissen ...
Army Psychiatrist
Vibeke Juul Bengtsson ...
(as Vibeke Bengtsson)
Katherine Argo
Norman Mackie
Leslie Ogle
Torben Hundal
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A German scientist works on a way of quelling overly aggressive soldiers by developing implants that directly stimulate the pleasure centers of the brain.

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Sometimes the cure is deadlier than the disease.

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Mind Snatchers  »

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The Major: Frankly, who would miss him?
Dr. Frederick: Who would miss him? Who, indeed. God help lonely people.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits have rolled, over a freeze-frame of Private Reese, a Newsweek magazine cover picturing a monkey titled "Probing the Brain" is displayed, along with the text "In 1954, two Canadian scientists discovered that the brain contained areas of pleasure and of pain. Since then, in research institutes, hospitals, and sanitariums all over the world, electrical wires have been placed into the brains of guinea pigs, rabbits, monkeys......and humans." See more »

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"One flew over the cuckoo's nest" meets "A clockwork orange"
11 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie under the "Demon Within" title. I believe the movie was based on a play and at times, it shows. The movie is slow in some parts, but overall is good. The character of Ronny Cox is often annoying. However, he does a good job in portraying the pity of a man losing his mind. Walken gives an non-typical performance of a comparatively straight-laced man who never really loses his mind but instead has it robbed from him. It is not really worth a long search. But if you do come across it, check it out.


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