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Static (1985)

An eccentric but possibly brilliant young man, troubled by the death of his parents, claims to be readying a world-changing invention.

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Ernie Blick
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Julia Purcell
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Frank
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Sherriff William Orling
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Patty
Jane Hoffman ...
Emily Southwick
Reathel Bean ...
Fred Savins
Kitty Mei-Mei Chen ...
Li
Joel Krehbeil ...
Deputy Tom Terrence
Eugene Lee ...
Dale
Jack Murakami ...
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Mike Murakami ...
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Uma Ridenhour ...
Sarah
Janice Abbott ...
Sonya
Tamma Allgood ...
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A quirky, out-of-of place worker at a crucifix factory in the Bible Belt invents a device he claims can show pictures of Heaven. Discouraged and confused by the inability of those around him to see anything but a screenful of static, he charismatically hijacks a bus of friendly elderly people in order to get media attention for his invention. Written by Keith Tyler <romulus@shore.net>

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STATIC... it's on a different wavelength.

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Comedy | Drama

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10 September 1986 (USA)  »

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One of only two theatrical films where Mark Romanek wrote the screenplay for his films. The other was One Hour Photo (2002). See more »

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Jingle Bells
Composed by James Pierpont
Performed by George Jones
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A truly fantastic film.
29 June 2003 | by (London, England.) – See all my reviews

If you ever get the chance to watch this one take it. Mind you not sure how thats going to happen as for some insane reason it's not out on either VHS or DVD. So come on Mark , time to re-release this classic, I was lucky to see it at film school in the 1980's and unlike some things that's not where it should stay.


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