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Brainstorm (1965)

Scientist Jim Grayam saves his boss' wife from suicide but falls in-love with her and plots to kill her husband by pretending to be criminally insane.

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Cast overview:
... Jim Grayam (as Jeff Hunter)
... Lorrie Benson
... Cort Benson
... Dr. Elizabeth Larstadt
... Josh Reynolds
... Angie DeWitt (as Kathie Brown)
... Dr. Ames
... Dr. Mills
Robert McQueeney ... Sgt. Dawes
... Mr. Clyde
Joan Swift ... Clara
George Pelling ... Butler
... Julie Benson (as Victoria Meyerink)
Stephen Roberts ... Judge
... Bobby
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A young scientist saves an attractive married woman from a suicide attempt, becomes romantically involved with her, plots to kill her husband, and then fakes insanity to escape the murder charge. Written by Anonymous

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I Think This Film Was Underrated Too
23 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

What I found most interesting about this movie was the idea of Jeffrey Hunter's character feigning insanity. I wondered was he really faking or just deluded? Because, the idea of pretending to be insane to the nth degree sounds, well, insane. I thought the movie was well cast. However, Jeffrey Hunter steels every scene he is in as he seemed to revel in this role. It was good to see Jeffrey Hunter in a role he could sink his teeth into. He did a good job in communicating his desperation. It would have been nice to see him in more character roles. If you want to see Jeffrey Hunter in a role that is out of character then this is a movie worth checking out.


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