After a small earthquake in a small and quiet town, local citizens start to have a bizarre, violent and self-destructive behaviour...

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Bob Russell
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Lorinne Vozoff ...
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Mrs. Ashley
Leonard Burns ...
Pissing Man
Mary Celio ...
Mary Woodson
Jack T. Collis ...
Mr. Arson
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After a small earthquake in a small and quiet town, local citizens start to have a bizarre, violent and self-destructive behaviour...

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Imagine what would happen if every desire, every urge, every passion, locked deep inside all of us ...suddenly exploded. See more »


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28 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Impulse - Stadt der Gewalt  »

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Leonard Maltin gave it 1 1/2 stars, describing it as a "Plodding reverse variation on Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - here everyone exhibits too much emotion." See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Grizzly II: The Predator (2011) See more »

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BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP FALLS
Written by Vivian Keith and Ben Peters
Performed by Loretta Lynn
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Impulsive - sex, voyeurism, suicide, murder......... good movie too...
8 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Viewing "Impulse" is a very satisfying experience. Unpredictable films are such a rarity, when one comes along like "Impulse", it is something to embrace. The script is logical, and extremely creative. Meg Tilly, Tim Matheson, Hume Cronyn, and Bill Paxton, give believable performances. This could have played out like a zombie movie, but "Impulse" is far superior to any boring "zombiefest", and originality shines through in almost every scene. You get the feeling that something like this could have actually happened, even though the script is pure fiction. From the "grabber" opening till the credits roll, you will be fascinated. Very entertaining and definitely recommended. - MERK


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