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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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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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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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Unique Offbeat Comedy
22 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember being very impressed with "Simon" when I saw it on a cable. But that was more than 20 years ago. What I remember was that the humor was clever and offbeat. It wasn't goofy, just weird and fun. There is a similarity to Woody Allen's "Sleeper" and I would also place film like "The President's Analyst" in the this category. Whether it was funny or not, I don't recall. But it doesn't really matter. There are many comedies that are extremely entertaining but not necessarily laugh-out-loud funny.

Of all the films that are not available on DVD, this is near the top of my want list (along with another Alan Arkin film, "The Seven Percent Solution". I'm curious to see what I'd think of it now. The 9 star vote I've given it is based on my memory. Hopefully, when I see it again, it will hold up.


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