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Simon (1980)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  February 1980 (USA)
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A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet.

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Prof. Simon Mendelssohn
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Dr. Cynthia Mallory
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Dr. Carl Becker
Judy Graubart ...
Lisa
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Fichandler
Jayant ...
Barundi
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Eric Van Dongen
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Leon Hundertwasser
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Maj. Gen. Korey
Adolph Green ...
Commune leader
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Josh
Ann Risley ...
Pam
Pierre Epstein ...
Military aide
Roy Cooper ...
General's aide
Rex Robbins ...
Army doctor
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A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet. Written by Volker Boehm

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He loves you. Do what he says.

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Meryl Streep turned down the part of Dr. Cynthia Mallory. See more »

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When the space shuttle lifts off, it promptly turns into a Saturn V. See more »

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Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Brilliant, if uneven
18 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this film. A wonderful, madcap vehicle for Alan Arkin (who is brilliant), with exquisite cameos by Pendleton, Shawn, Gwynne and Kahn. Zany, but not slapstick. More than enough wit. If you're a fan of Arkin or any of the supporting cast, you'll enjoy it.

It's not on par with Woody Allen or Mel Brooks' best, but certainly better than their passable mediocre efforts. Also some fun social commentary.

I was working as a theater usher when this movie was released. Curiously (to me, anyway), I watch more than a few folks leave the theater before the film's end, saying the movie was awful.

So, obviously not everyone's cup of tea. But I remain a fan.


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