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Anna to the Infinite Power -- Anna Hart is one of a series of clones created to uncover the secrets of Anna Zimmerman, who was close to conquering world hunger when she died years ago.

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Mildred Ames (novel)
Robert Wiemer (written by)
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Anna Hart was always an odd child, a genius, a shoplifter, desperately afraid of flickering lights, with strange prophetic dreams... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Dina Merrill ... Sarah

Martha Byrne ... Anna

Mark Patton ... Rowan
Donna Mitchell ... Michaela
Jack Ryland ... Graham

Loretta Devine ... Ms. Benson (Schoolteacher)

Jack Gilford ... Dr. Jelliff
Gail Weed ... Clara
Virginia Stevens ... Nurse Grap
Marilyn Rockafellow ... Mrs. Smithson
John Wardwell ... Farmer
Susan Lowden ... TV Newscaster
Warren Watson ... Dr. Barrett
James Louis Fleming ... Dr. Randall
Julie Araskog ... Nurse
Kent Cottingham ... Furniture Mover
Marshall Wiemer ... Furniture Mover
Stuart Cole ... Albacore Security Guard
Gary Mitchell ... Albacore Security Guard
Paul Baillargeon ... Himself

Directed by
Robert Wiemer 
 
Writing credits
Mildred Ames (novel "Anna to the Infinite Power")

Robert Wiemer (written by)

Produced by
Ned Kandel .... executive producer
Robert Wiemer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Baillargeon 
 
Cinematography by
Glenn Kershaw 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Hammer 
 
Art Direction by
Shela Oakey 
 
Makeup Department
Carla White .... makeup artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Swanek .... assistant camera
 

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101 min
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Continuity: There is a point where only one Anna is running down a hallway and hiding. While running down the hallway, her hair is left long and free-flowing. When she's gets in and out of her hiding place, however, her hair is done up in an elaborately braided hairdo.See more »
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Anna Hart:I feel as though I'm more myself than ever before.See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Could have been better and worse, 22 April 2015
Author: sploiter from United States

The concept is interesting but the movie is let down in several ways. 1st the tension dissipates way early when the secret is revealed a long time before the mid point even. After that it's more TV family sitcom than anything. Some of the logic doesn't stand up to much of a look - the father seems to be talking about some other kid and not his own when the subject of Anna's strange ways is ever raised. The tension finally ratchets up in the last act but just when you think it's going to finish well it just kind of stops dead. Like that.

The cast is an interesting mix of faces from the period and before with a lot of them from daytime dramas. It was nice to see the beautiful Dina Merrill again as well as Jack Gilford - the 1st time for me to see him since the movie Cocoon. He was great as the Doc in Catch-22 and he was good as the doctor here too.

A small side note - this movie looks like it 'inspired' an episode of the brilliant and massive hit TV series the X Files. The XF ep is called 'Eve' and it looks like the writers Kenneth Biller & Chris Brancato 'loosely based' their story and script on Anna to the Infinite Power! To their credit they did a very good job and in many ways the X Files ep is actually better than this movie. It certainly has a _much_ more satisfying ending for 1 thing and the logic of the plot is solid. Ace show creator Chris Carter certainly knows how to get the best from his talented people.

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