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Simon (1980)

PG | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | February 1980 (USA)
A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet.

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Marshall Brickman

Writers:

Marshall Brickman (story), Thomas Baum (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Arkin ... Prof. Simon Mendelssohn
Madeline Kahn ... Dr. Cynthia Mallory
Austin Pendleton ... Dr. Carl Becker
Judy Graubart ... Lisa
William Finley ... Fichandler
Jayant Jayant ... Barundi
Wallace Shawn ... Eric Van Dongen
Max Wright ... Leon Hundertwasser
Fred Gwynne ... Maj. Gen. Korey
Adolph Green ... Commune leader
Keith Szarabajka ... Josh
Ann Risley ... Pam
Pierre Epstein Pierre Epstein ... Military aide
Roy Cooper Roy Cooper ... General's aide
Rex Robbins Rex Robbins ... Army doctor
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Storyline

A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet. Written by Volker Boehm

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He loves you. Do what he says.

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enas trellos... ma ti trellos! See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Meryl Streep turned down the part of Dr. Cynthia Mallory. See more »

Goofs

While playing a version of Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras #5, the caption states that it is sung in Italian, and that it is an opera. It is sung in Portuguese and it is not from an opera, but is a cantilena. See more »

Quotes

Commune leader: And Miltie begat Lucy who begat Mary who spun off Rhoda who spun off Phyllis.
Commune members: Amen.
Commune leader: And after seven years, Mary was cancelled. And after ten years, Lucy was cancelled. Yea, even after twelve years was Uncle Miltie cancelled. Thus, are we all cancelled eventually.
Commune members: Mmm good, mmm good. That's what Campbell's Soups are, mmm good.
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Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Loses steam very fast
11 June 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This movie started off better than probably 95% of the movies out there. The extremely funny segments where this think-tank of geniuses whose only aim is to jerk around the rest of the unsuspecting public were great. I loved how they used their superior intellect just to play one cruel joke after another on the world. The movie needed more of this sort of dark humor. However, when they decided to create their ultimate prank in the form of "Simon", the movie slowed to a deadly crawl! It was only at the end, when Simon caught on to their scheme that the movie got back on track. So, basically I loved the beginning and the end and everything else was a bit ponderous. Because of this, this is one movie ACHING for a re-make to correct these flaws.


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