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Pulse (1988)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  4 March 1988 (USA)
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Old Man
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Policeman
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An intelligent pulse of electricity is moving from house to house. It terrorizes the occupants by taking control of the appliances, either killing them or causing them to wreck the house in an effort to destroy it. Then it travels along the power lines to the next house, and the terror restarts. Having thus wrecked one household in a quiet neighbourhood, the pulse finds itself in the home of a boy's divorced father whom he is visiting. It gradually takes control of everything, badly injures the stepmother, and traps father and son, who must fight their way out. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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It traps you in your own house... then pulls the plug. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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4 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Choque Mortal  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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The video that Bill watches is John Carpenter's Starman (1984). See more »

Goofs

When David first arrives at the house a mic is visible for a moment above him and Ellen. The mic then pulls away being hidden by an archway. See more »

Quotes

Stevie: And when she turned it on it shot that metal thing right up into her face, shot it up just like a gun. Isn't that bad? It shot it up right through her eyeball!
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Crazy Credits

When the Columbia Pictures logo is shown before the movie starts, there's the rather distinct sound of a flame burst which is dubbed into the soundtrack as the torch on the Columbia logo ignites. This is a reference to the Pulse in the film taking control. See more »

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Referenced in The Goldbergs: The Other Smother (2014) See more »

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A lot better than ratings might suggest.
2 March 2002 | by (Manteca, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

Every so often comes an offbeat movie that begs to be seen over and over again, which is now possible because of cable and satellite. "Pulse" is such a movie. Don't over analyze it. Just get a lot of popcorn and whatever and sit forward on your seat, grip the arms of your chair, and immerse yourself in it. If you're looking for more of the same, similar feelings without it being a slasher movie (yuck!), add "Final Destination" to your viewing evening, another 10 in my book.... Of course, I'm talking about a different standard than great drama, I'm talking about a movie that makes you grip your seat and exclaim "Holy S..t!"....


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