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Simon (1980)

PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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February 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enas trellos... ma ti trellos!  »

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

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This film was made in 1980, a year before the first space shuttle launched. The filmmakers had no idea what the actual shuttle launch sequence would be, and it shows: Technicians on the pad only minutes before launch, no technicians near the crew hatch as the astronaut entered the shuttle, the shuttle interior layout all wrong, no 6-second main engine firing before launch, etc, let alone why NASA would launch this shuttle in the first place. See more »

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not as good as it could be
6 June 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A nice attempt at 1980-ish social commentary, but never provides the laughs and poignance it should have given the cast and situations. I found the unsympathetic characters, zany physical humor (see the poster), and somewhat lugubrious satire at fairly easy targets just didn't mix well. But it is a movie of it's time, so if you like the movies of the late 70s - that assume an intelligent audience that wants to be challenged - check it out.


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