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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.

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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

During filming, numerous press materials listed the title as "Transit" - because of the killer's ability to jump between bodies as a way of moving around the city. Orion, the film's US distributor, decided in post-production to re-title the film "The First Power" so potential audience members would be more aware of its supernatural/horror elements. See more »

Goofs

Set in Los Angeles, yet Chicago's Sears Tower is visible in the background. See more »

Quotes

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

References The Flying Nun (1967) See more »

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La Revolcada
Performed by Mariachi Uclatlan (as Mariachi Uclatlán)
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26 July 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

After a long hunt Detective Russell Logan(Lou Diamond Phillips) finally catches the pentagram killer Patrick(Jeff Kober)

Logan watches as Patrick is executed at San Quentin.

finally the terror is over.

But the murders start up again and Logan is haunted by violent visions of Patrick.

Logan seeks the counsel of a psychic her name is Tess(Tracy Griffith)

Together they discover that Patrick is one of Satan's disciples and possesses The First Power the ability to inhabit the Bodies of others.

Logan must again try and stop the killer he doesn't know when he will strike or where and doesn't know who's body Patrick will be in next.

The First Power had great potential but never fully reaches it, it's also alot like Wes Craven's Shocker.

Writer/Director Robert Resnikoff failed to take the movie to the next level.

With that said i have to admit i did enjoy the movie, sure it was kind of cheesy but still fun to watch

And i am a huge fan of Lou Diamond Phillips

I give The First Power 6/10

Just don't expect too much and you won't be let down


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