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The First Power (1990)

Dedicated L.A. police detective and a female psychic are trying to stop a demonic serial killer who was given the powers of resurrection, teleportation and possession.

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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
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Monsignor
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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)

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$22,424,195 (USA)
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Movie originally had different ending which instead in sewers took place in some warehouse and was lot less action packed. Following the successful test screening producers gave the filmmakers some money and short amount of time to film the new, more exciting ending and to add sequel bait last shot because they already planned to do sequels. Not much is know about original ending and does it still exists but there are many stills showing parts of it. See more »

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The ugly Oldsmobile on the LA freeway is missing its right front hub cap, but is has been replaced by the time the car pulls into the parking lot. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Patrick Channing: See you around, buddy-boy.
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References The Flying Nun (1967) See more »

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La Revolcada
Performed by Mariachi Uclatlan (as Mariachi Uclatlán)
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Great horror / action from 1990
6 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The First Power is a solid and suspenseful mix of horror and action starring Lou Diamond Phillips. LDP plays Russell Logan, a tough LA detective on the trail of a serial killer that carves pentagrams in the chests of his victims.Logan gets his man with the aid of a smoking hot redhead named Tess played by Tracy Griffith. Tess warns Logan not to pursue the death penalty on Channing. The Pentagram Killer, played excellently by Jeff Kober gets marched to the gas chamber anyways.What Logan did not know is Satan's most favored serial killer has been granted supernatural powers of resurrection and possession. Channing then goes on a killing spree throughout LA while taunting Logan in the process. Totally evil and virtually unstoppable. Channing , Satan's helper is an awesome villain who seems to take great pleasure in his work. Great dark and ominous score as well as suspense and action . I remember really digging The First Power upon its release and it still holds up . Great supernatural thriller.


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