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The First Power (1990)

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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
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Bag Lady
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Carmen
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Mazza
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Father Brian
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Cardinal
David Gale ...
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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>

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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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6 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pentagram  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$22,424,195 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dennis Lipscomb's character "Commander Al Perkins" is named after Alfred Hitchcock and 'Anthony Perkins'. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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

Referenced in Fallen (1998) See more »

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La Revolcada
Performed by Mariachi Uclatlan (as Mariachi Uclatlán)
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solid entry in the supernatural thriller cannon
23 May 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

as far as the cannon of supernatural movies goes,this one ranks fairly high.it's a really good fast paced thriller,but the Catholic Church is not painted in a very positive lite.if you're Catholic,you might be bothered by this film.most people probably would take it for what it is,a thrilling,genuinely creepy mini portrayal of the occult and it's mysticism.there are a few things that don't quite make sense,but many movies of this genre have that designation.obviously,you have to really suspend your disbelief.if your person that doesn't easily do that,you could easily pick this movie apart,and probably wouldn't enjoy.or possibly,you might find it so absurd,it's funny.i just accepted it for what it is,and enjoyed it.for me,"The First Power" is an 8/10


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