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Col. Jason Halsey (USAF) has just had a terrible air disaster and can't remember a thing -- even his name. Now he must go head-to-head with the psychiatrist Dr. Gottlieb as his only chance ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Col. Jason Halsey
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Dr. Dio Gottlieb
Madolyn Smith Osborne ...
Casey Halsey (as Madolyn Smith)
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Gen. Geller
Cameo Kneuer ...
Brooke Halsey
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Doug Slessinger
Karen Person ...
Ms. Peters
David Bonaiuto ...
Jason's Father
Duffy Rutledge ...
Jason's Mother
Colin Vogel ...
Country Doctor
Robert Jay Stahl ...
Emergency Room Doctor
Hank Garrett ...
RSO
Maarten Goslins ...
Younger Jason
Ellen Hilton ...
Woman in Waiting Room
James Flynn ...
Man in Waiting Room
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Col. Jason Halsey (USAF) has just had a terrible air disaster and can't remember a thing -- even his name. Now he must go head-to-head with the psychiatrist Dr. Gottlieb as his only chance to recover his memory. Col. Halsey is a stealth fighter test pilot in the highly classified project Black Magic. Is Dr. Gottlieb a helping professional or is he a counter-intelligence agent sent to debrief Halsey? This movie draws considerable footage from the Lockheed Corp. documentary "Blackbird: The Movie" for its background material on the SR-71 spy plane. Written by Anonymous

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6 December 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dirección final  »

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The first film to be originally recorded, mixed and mastered in pure digital sound, similar to a compact Disc with DDD sound. 'Fantasia (1940)' was also re-recorded in digital audio in 1982 and presented in digital sound in 1985 in two theatres in the US, but that was a dual system with the sound being on a special VHS tape and synchronized with the picture. See more »

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Dr. Dio Gottlieb: Don't ever touch the beard.
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This highly unusual film rewards the attentive viewer
7 June 2000 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for a bit of light entertainment, forget it.

I saw this film when it first came to video and it blew my mind. It's major selling point at the time was that it was the first film with Digital sound. The sound is amazing but is an infrequent part of what is mainly just two guys sitting in a room talking to each other. The acting is excellent and the dialogue is highly unusual in that throughout the film your perception of what the characters are actually talking about changes. By the end, if you've been paying attention, you're head will be mangled.

An amazing film, thoroughly recommended for those tired of watching the usual big budget, action packed and totally mindless blockbusters.


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