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The Medusa Touch (1978)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1978 (UK)
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Psychological thriller about a novelist, a telekinetic, who causes disasters simply by thinking about them.

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Barrister
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Patricia
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Parrish
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Fortune Teller
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Dr. Johnson
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Duff
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Pennington
Avril Elgar ...
Mrs. Pennington
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Robert Flemyng ...
Judge McKinley
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John Morlar is watching the British television broadcast when an anchorman states that American astronauts are trapped in orbit around the moon. Suddenly someone in Morlar's room picks up a figurine and strikes him on the head repeatedly. His blood splatters the television screen. A French police inspector, Brunel, arrives at Morlar's apartment to begin an investigation. At first he thinks Morlar is dead, but soon he hears him breathe. At the hospital, Morlar is hooked up to life support systems, one machine in particular monitors the activity of his battered brain. Brunel discovers that Morlar has been in psychological analysis because of his history of being witness to many disasters, other people's disasters. Dr. Zonfeld, Morlar's analyst, explains that Morlar's delusions had begun when he was a child. He believed that he had caused a hated nanny's death. Morlar's childhood delusions were reinforced at a resort when he overheard his parents discussing him with disapproval. When his... Written by alfiehitchie

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John Morlar: I will bring the whole edifice down on their unworthy heads
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An underrated Science Fiction Jewel!
5 March 2003 | by (Cardiff United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although I've known of this film since its release, I've seen it tonight, after 25 years! It was worth the wait - an excelently acted science fiction piece, presented as a police drama. Certainly it marked by its date - the clothes, the cars, the rounded television sets :o) - but this now adds a certain charm that I'm sure the director never intended. Special effects are not the flashy "Sci-fi" type but are all the more impressive for this, adding verisimilitude to a gritty and involving tale. If you enjoy "hard" science fiction, try and see it!


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