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

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Dr. Anthony Blakely: [watching The Brain eat a nurse] That's food for thought!
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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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Great schlock! A for effort!
19 September 2002 | by (Oakville, Ontario) – See all my reviews

The Brain reprises familiar cliches well known to B-movie audiences. All we need to say is an alien brain uses TV, along with self-serving humans (of course), to try to control a small town, then, hopefully the world. It's up to two teenagers, a high school delinquent and his girlfriend to stop the Brain. The effects are cheesy!, the acting is laughable!, the production quality is abhorrent!, the plot unbelievable!, but yet the whole of the movie comes off as rather endearing tongue-and-cheek stuff. Kind of a gem in a backhanded sort of way!


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