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Simon (1980)

PG | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | February 1980 (USA)
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

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Prof. Simon Mendelssohn
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Dr. Cynthia Mallory
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Dr. Carl Becker
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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)  »

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Enas trellos... ma ti trellos!  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

While playing a version of Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras #5, the caption states that it is sung in Italian, and that it is an opera. It is sung in Portuguese and it is not from an opera, but is a cantilena. See more »

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

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Brilliant ! DVD urgently required
13 May 2006 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

If you haven't seen this you are missing out on a real gem. It was an underground cult hit upon release, then vanished into obscurity. This is a clever, truly brilliant film and it's a true crime that it hasn't been released on DVD. One of Arkin's best performances, up there with Seven Percent Solution. A bizarre film that can appeal to all fans of Woody Allen films, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman TV show, etc. One highlight is the reference to the old TV program, Celebrity Bowling, which of course itself was one of the most bizarre things ever to hit TV screens. Worth the price of admission for that joke alone! Attention producers: DVD required asap please!


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