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Agency (1980)

R  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  August 1981 (USA)
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A mysterious millionaire buys an ad agency and begins to replace its employees with his own people, who don't appear to be advertising types at all. A copywriter begins to suspect that the ... See full summary »

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Henry, Criminal Attorney
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A mysterious millionaire buys an ad agency and begins to replace its employees with his own people, who don't appear to be advertising types at all. A copywriter begins to suspect that the man isn't interested in selling products as much as he is in inserting his own sinister political beliefs into the commercials the agency runs on TV in order to subliminally brainwash an unsuspecting public into supporting the causes and candidates he wants them to. When the copywriter confides his suspicions to a friend and soon afterwards is mysteriously killed, his friend begins his own investigation. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Someone wants to control your mind, and they are using your TV to do it. See more »

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Interesting.
9 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this little-known movie by accident. It's a confusing at times, but still fairly interesting "political paranoia" thriller. Unfortunately, both the video box summary and most of the other reviews pretty much give away the entire plot, so don't expect anything terribly surprising. And Robert Mitchum's performance in this one was disappointing, considering his juicy role. Still, it WAS a rare find.... (**)


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