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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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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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Referenced in K-PAX (2001) See more »

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Comedy - A community-college professor is duped by government scientists into participating in an experiment in which they convince him and the world that he is an alien.
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"Simon" is dated by a number of the foci of different scenes (sensory-deprivation tanks and princess phones, for example). Still, it is one of my favorite comedies despite it's flaws. I can't qualify its appeal to me as entirely rational or securely grounded in aesthetic standards. I saw it on one occasion with a close friend of mine and my house mates at that time. He and I laughed our heads off while the house mates were puzzled by both the film and our reaction. They didn't like it. It's probably a safe bet that those who like the film "Annie Hall" will like this. The introduction to the secret government scientific foundation is a gas as is the "evolution" sequence. The composition of the closing shot is almost painfully beautiful but its impact is much diminished in versions formatted for television.


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