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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Grandmother
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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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brian Libby, portraying the Bum Detective states "Only a psycho *bleep* killer is smart enough to stay out of the rain." The actor himself portrayed a psychotic killer in the 1982 thriller Silent Rage. See more »

Goofs

Many times throughout the movie, Logan gets his weapon knocked out of reach, but then is then holding it moments later when there was no time to retrieve it. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Patrick Channing: See you around, buddy-boy.
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Connections

References The Flying Nun (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

All Alone Again
Words and Music by Laura Perlman (as Laura J. Perlman) and Jeff Levi
Laughing Cloud Music, B.M.I.
Performed by Laura Perlman (as Laura J. Perlman)
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Not great, but not bad
23 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is no oscar-winner but is an entertaining movie, if you overlook several cheesy moments (like a cross/knife wielding nun?) I think this could have been an even better movie with a little more work on the script, because it is well-directed and all the actors are excellent. And this movie gets bonus points for co-starring Tracy Griffith, one of the most gorgeous actresses in Hollywood! But hey thats just my opinion.


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