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Dr. Blake runs a TV show called "Independent Thinkers", which is sort of a Scientology-like self-help/religion program. But he's not making his audience think any more independently - with ... See full summary »

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Jim Majelewski (as Tom Breznahan)
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Janet (as Cyndy Preston)
David Gale ...
Dr. Anthony Blakely
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Verna
Christine Kossak ...
Vivian (as Christine Kossack)
Bret Pearson ...
Willie
Bernice Quiggan ...
Mrs. Driscol
Susannah Hoffmann ...
Becky
Justine Campbell ...
Doreen
Robert King ...
Mr. Sweeting
Kenneth McGregor ...
Mr. Woods (as Ken McGregor)
Vinetta Strombergs ...
Ms. Chisolm
Richard Gira ...
Mr. Majelewski
Wendy Springate ...
Mrs. Majelewski
Harry Booker ...
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Dr. Blake runs a TV show called "Independent Thinkers", which is sort of a Scientology-like self-help/religion program. But he's not making his audience think any more independently - with the help of an alien organism he calls The Brain, he's using brainwashing and mind control. The only thing that stands between them and world domination is a brilliant but troubled high school student with a penchant for pranks... Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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4 November 1988 (Canada)  »

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The film's trailer re-uses music from the trailer to The Warriors. See more »

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Janet: [Janet thinks being handcuffed in The Brain's personal meat locker is kinky] Oh, I love you. I was *so* scared!
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WARNING: The washroom scene is a dramatic representation. Combining sodium and water may cause serious injury. Do not attempt it!!! See more »

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Better than the cover makes it look to be.
10 April 2002 | by (Oakland, California) – See all my reviews

This oldie definitely delivers the goods. The cover makes it look even cheesier than it is, which is probably why no one's heard of it. B-horror movies which relate the media and television to alien mind control are always entertaining, and the special effects are worth a laugh or two. Not very different than what's being released now - reminded me of "The Faculty" and "Disturbing Behavior", but better in a way because it's actually flaunting it's cheesiness instead of masking it with popular teenage actors and hit pop songs. Certainly worth a viewing by fans of the genre.


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