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Anna to the Infinite Power (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 1 September 1983 (USA)
Anna Hart was always an odd child, a genius, a shoplifter, desperately afraid of flickering lights, with strange prophetic dreams. Simultaneously, several strange things begin to happen. A ... See full summary »


Robert Wiemer


Mildred Ames (novel), Robert Wiemer




Cast overview, first billed only:
Dina Merrill ... Sarah
Martha Byrne ... Anna
Mark Patton ... Rowan
Donna Mitchell ... Michaela
Jack Ryland Jack Ryland ... Graham
Loretta Devine ... Ms. Benson (Schoolteacher)
Jack Gilford ... Dr. Jelliff
Gail Weed Gail Weed ... Clara
Virginia Stevens Virginia Stevens ... Nurse Grap
Marilyn Rockafellow Marilyn Rockafellow ... Mrs. Smithson
John Wardwell John Wardwell ... Farmer
Susan Lowden Susan Lowden ... TV Newscaster
Warren Watson Warren Watson ... Dr. Barrett
James Louis Fleming James Louis Fleming ... Dr. Randall
Julie Araskog ... Nurse
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Anna Hart was always an odd child, a genius, a shoplifter, desperately afraid of flickering lights, with strange prophetic dreams. Simultaneously, several strange things begin to happen. A strange, mysterious neighbor, by the name of MacKayla moves in next door to the Harts. And, most frightening of all, Anna sees her exact double on the television one night. As her investigation of the other Anna, Anna Smithson, progresses, she begins to learn the truth. The truth about a woman named Anna Zimmerman that has been dead for twenty years, and most importantly, the truth about herself. Written by Jennifer Valley <NETDANCE@worldnet.att.net>

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The year of Anna Zimmerman's death is indicated as 1957 in the picture Michaela is holding in the beginning of the story; later at the Princeton Library, Anna Hart reads that the death happened in 1958. See more »


Anna Hart: I feel as though I'm more myself than ever before.
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Believe it or not, this film was plagiarized to make an X-Files episode
12 May 2004 | by clyonsSee all my reviews

I caught it last night, and was struck immediately by the very direct similarities between it and "Eve", a first-season X-Files episode, about (you guessed it) little girl clones who have many of the same problems as Anna, only they also kill people, and don't seem to have human emotions. And an older clone shows up to monitor the progress of her "sisters". And the evil scientist (played by Jack Gilford!) has a greenhouse almost identical to an evil Nazi scientist who appeared in a later X-Files episode. The plot points in common are too numerous to be coincidence, and I kind of gasped at the end when Anna says she's going to change her name to "Eve".

Obviously Chris Carter saw this movie, and passed the ideas on to the writers who did "Eve". It's an old pattern for him.

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