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A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Rex Martin
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Jim Reston
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Jack Halsey
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Man in Bloody White Suit / Ramsen / Ed Conklin
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Dana Martin
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Berkovitch
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Sacks
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Brain Surgeon
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Crazy Anna
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A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation! Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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You have nothing to lose... except your mind. See more »


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19 January 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paranoia  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,627,955 (USA)
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Trivia

H.P. Lovecraft created a fictional M.D. character "Dr. Halsey". Late in the movie Bud Cord's character "Halsey" turns out to be a M.D. See more »

Goofs

The computer in the brain lab changes from IBM compatible type (when switched off) to Commodore Amiga (when graphics is displayed). See more »

Quotes

Jim Reston: [Reston proposes a chain of brain surgery boutiques with an unique advertising campaign] Had a bad childhood? We can fix it!
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Edited into Starquest II (1996) See more »

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Acceptable low-budget horror fare
3 February 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Watched this again for the first time in quite awhile. Has it been 14 years already? Brain researcher injured in accident begins to hallucinate, big-time. Plays like a low-rent JACOB'S LADDER or an extended TWILIGHT ZONE episode. Good early outing for Pullman and Paxton (you can spot which is the villain by the slicked-back hair, a trait of many 80s and 90s thrillers). Bud Cort in multiple roles stands out as usual. The gal playing Pullman's wife, Patricia Charbonneau, is pretty damned sexy even by today's standards.


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