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The Terminal Man (1974)

PG  |   |  Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  12 October 1974 (Japan)
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Hoping to cure his violent seizures, a man agrees to a series of experimental microcomputers inserted into his brain but inadvertently discovers that violence now triggers a pleasurable response his brain.

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As the result of a head injury, brilliant computer scientist Harry Benson begins to experience violent seizures. In an attempt to control the seizures, Benson undergoes a new surgical procedure in which a microcomputer is inserted into his brain. The procedure is not entirely successful. Written by Bruce Janson <bruce@cs.su.oz.au>

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Harry Benson is a brilliant computer scientist. For three minutes a day, he is violently homicidal.

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Crichton was fired from writing the screenplay due to the fact that his script did not follow the novel (which he had written) closely enough. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
1st man behind door: They want *you* next.
2nd man behind door: Quit kiddin' around!
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Goldberg Variation No. 25
by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Played by Glenn Gould
Courtesy Columbia Records
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Another under estimated film by Mike Hodges
12 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I been a fan of Mike Hodges film right from the first time I watched Get Carter. I have watched most of his films: some brilliant Pulp, Black Rainbow, Croupier, some misunderstood, Flash Gordon, some could of been better, Morons From Outer space, A Prayer For The Dying and some underestimated I'll Sleep When I'm Dead and The Terminal Man.

The Terminal Man is one of coldest brilliant movies of 70's which I can understand why many people would not like this film. OK its not a chick flick or A Vin Diesel material, but hey wasn't going to be.

It is well directed by Hodges and acted by George Segal and I would to see this classic getting a DVD released


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