5.8/10
1,412
28 user 39 critic

The Terminal Man (1974)

PG | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 19 June 1974 (USA)
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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.00 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a deadly virus strikes London, John Custance takes his family to hoped-for safety in Scotland.

Director: Cornel Wilde
Stars: Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, John Hamill
Coma (1978)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy.

Director: Michael Crichton
Stars: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Geneviève Bujold
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

While doing a story on the intrusion of surreptitious surveillance in peoples' private lives, a television reporter rents some surveillance equipment to get a feel for what it's like to spy... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Stars: Jim McMullan, Katherine Woodville, James A. Watson Jr.
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

It's every man and woman for himself on an island where convicted murderers are dumped, rather than kept in prison.

Director: Stephanie Rothman
Stars: Don Marshall, Phyllis Davis, Ena Hartman
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Duke and Boots, two young thugs, hold up a California gas-station owner. Duke, viral and savage, taunts the slower and psychologically-confused Boots because he has never made a sexual ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Stevens
Stars: Kate Manx, Corey Allen, Warren Oates
Z.P.G. (1972)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation. One couple, unsatisfied with their substitute robot baby,... See full summary »

Director: Michael Campus
Stars: Oliver Reed, Geraldine Chaplin, Don Gordon
Villain (1971)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Nigel Davenport
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young bride's marital bliss is replaced by shades of suspicion when she suspects that her husband is trying to starve his young son to death in order to claim an inheritance the boy is ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley
Stars: Helmut Dantine, Andrea King, William Prince
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

To treat his friend's cocaine induced delusions, Watson lures Sherlock Holmes to Sigmund Freud.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall
Death Watch (1980)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Roddy has a camera implanted in his brain. He is then hired by a television producer to film a documentary of terminally ill Katherine, without her knowledge. His footage will then be run ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Stars: Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A mysterious hypnotist is suspected by the police for being responsible for a wave of female mutilation victims.

Director: George Blair
Stars: Jacques Bergerac, Merry Anders, Marcia Henderson
The Hidden (1987)
Action | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in L.A. A human cop, detective Tom Beck, and an alien cop posing as a young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher both pursue the parasite who frequently changes his human hosts.

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Dr. Janet Ross
...
Dr. John Ellis
...
Dr. Arthur McPherson
...
Dr. Robert Morris
William Hansen ...
Dr. Ezra Manon
...
Angela Black
...
Det. Capt. Anders
...
Ralph Friedman
...
Gerhard
...
Richards
Gene Borkan ...
Benson's Guard
...
Benson's Guard
...
Questioner No. 1
Dee Carroll ...
Night Nurse
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 June 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aivoryöstö  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A favorite film of Stanley Kubrick's. See more »

Quotes

Benson: [Receiving continuous stimulations from his brain implant] LET IT STOP! LET IT STOP! LET IT STOP! LET IT STOP! LET IT STOPPP! LETTTT ITTTT STOPPP!
See more »

Connections

Features Them! (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Goldberg Variation No. 25
by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Played by Glenn Gould
Courtesy Columbia Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?