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The Terminal Man (1974)

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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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Harry Benson
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Dr. Janet Ross
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Dr. John Ellis
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Dr. Arthur McPherson
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Dr. Robert Morris
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Dr. Ezra Manon
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Jim Antonio ...
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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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12 October 1974 (Japan)  »

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The name of the hospital, though never spoken in the movie, is "Babel". It is barely visible as a low contrast (beige on white) emblem on the uniforms. The logo is a circle, containing the name printed horizontally and vertically sharing the central "B", similar to the Bayer Cross. See more »

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[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
Played by Glenn Gould
Courtesy Columbia Records
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A 'Lost' Classic of seventies science fiction
2 January 2011 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

George Segal is Harry Benson A brilliant computer scientist, as a result of a head injury, he begins to experience violent seizures. In an attempt to control the seizures, he undergoes a new surgical procedure in which a microcomputer is inserted into his brain. The procedure is not entirely successful. Directed by Mike Hodges, Michael Crichton The Terminal Man, is undeniably a lost classic it is nothing short of brilliant. George Segal proves that he can be more than comedic, he is joined by other great actors such as Richard Dysart, the late Jill Clayburgh, It is now available through Warner Brother's made to order 'burning' archive it's a shame that they've not subjected it to a proper special edition title.


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