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The First Power (1990)

 -  Crime | Horror | Thriller  -  6 April 1990 (USA)
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A killer is given the gas chamber after committing several demonic murders. His spirit is released and given power by the Devil. Now the cop that caught him before must find a way to do it ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Russell Logan
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Tess Seaton
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Patrick Channing
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Detective Oliver Franklin (as Mykel T. Williamson)
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Sister Marguerite
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Commander Perkins
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Lieutenant Grimes
Julianna McCarthy ...
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Nada Despotovich ...
Bag Lady
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Carmen
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Mazza
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Father Brian
Philip Abbott ...
Cardinal
David Gale ...
Monsignor
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Priest
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A killer is given the gas chamber after committing several demonic murders. His spirit is released and given power by the Devil. Now the cop that caught him before must find a way to do it again. Written by Glenn J. Schworak <glenn@g-world.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Satan has created the perfect killer. One who cannot be stopped. Be warned.

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

6 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pentagram  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$22,424,195 (USA)
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Trivia

Was the favorite movie of late rapper Eazy E See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double when Patrick Channing breaks through gas chamber glass. See more »

Quotes

Tess Seaton: Patrick you can't keep on killing forever!
Patrick Channing: Wanna Bet!
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Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Dog (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Ol' Gal
Words and Music by Laura Perlman (as Laura J. Perlman) and Jeff Levi
Laughing Cloud Music, B.M.I.
Performed by Vince Vallot
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See you around, buddy-boy.
29 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fascinating thriller with a demonic villain chasing after Lou Diamond Phillips as Detective Russell Logan. Logan thinks he has solved another serial killing spree when he watches the execution of Patrick Channing (Jeff Kober). What he doesn't know is that Channing has the power of resurrection.

Logan is assisted by a psychic Tess (Tracy Griffith) in his search for the resurrected killer, and eventually by a nun (Elizabeth Arlen), who provided some holy dagger to kill the demon.

It was interesting as the demon can float from body to body, and when it occupied the nun, Logan has to fight her.

You know who's going to win the final battle - or do you?

Lots of chase scenes, both on foot and in vehicles added to the excitement.


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