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The Brain (1988)

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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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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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"You think you're in America? You're not in America, you're in high school"
29 August 2007 | by (Kizmiaz, WA) – See all my reviews

This is a nice little b-movie from the glorious 80's that really made me laugh. The thing i enjoyed the most of course would be the awesomely slimy low budget special effects! Those, although cheap, were often really killer! The movie's about a mad doctor who brainwashes people subliminally through his television show into being what he calls "Independent Thinkers" which are really helpless pawns in his nutty plot to take take over the planet via mind control. (They should have included that Suicidal Tendencies' song "Subliminal" in the soundtrack, oh well) Anyway somewhere tied into this cool plot is a giant slimy killer brain from outer space. Sounds cool huh? Well it is so check it out if you dig cheesy creature fx from the 80's. There's also a couple scenes with boobies which is always a plus. The funniest part is a certain attack where the brain looks like a giant scrotum devouring a human being...if that don't sound rad to you then don't waste your time with this or any of my other reviews cuz we definitely got different taste but otherwise this isn't to be missed!


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