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Impulse (1984)

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After a small earthquake in a tiny, quiet town, local citizens start to exhibit bizarre, violent and self-destructive behaviour.

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Graham Baker

Writers:

Nicholas Kazan (as Bart Davis), Don Carlos Dunaway
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Matheson ... Stuart
Meg Tilly ... Jennifer
Hume Cronyn ... Dr. Carr
John Karlen ... Bob Russell
Bill Paxton ... Eddie
Amy Stryker ... Margo
Claude Earl Jones ... Sheriff
Robert Wightman ... Howard
Lorinne Vozoff Lorinne Vozoff ... Mrs. Russell
Peter Jason ... Man in Truck
Adam Baumgarten Adam Baumgarten ... Boy with Danny
Abigail Booraem Abigail Booraem ... Mrs. Ashley
Leonard Burns Leonard Burns ... Pissing Man
Mary Celio Mary Celio ... Mary Woodson
Jack T. Collis Jack T. Collis ... Mr. Arson
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After a small earthquake in a tiny, quiet town, local citizens start to exhibit bizarre, violent and self-destructive behaviour.

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Imagine what would happen if every desire, every urge, every passion, locked deep inside all of us ...suddenly exploded. See more »


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Leonard Maltin gave it 1 1/2 stars, describing it as a "Plodding reverse variation on Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - here everyone exhibits too much emotion." See more »

Quotes

Jennifer: I don't know what I could have done wrong, but whatever it was, I'm sorry.
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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

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BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP FALLS
Written by Vivian Keith and Ben Peters
Performed by Loretta Lynn
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Makes sense to say the least!
11 June 2015 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

Coming home should be reminiscent and subtitling. However, when a relative and the rest of the town started acting peculiar, then you start to wonder. In the movie "Impulse", it makes a whole lot of sense. Meg Tilly play Jennifer, a city girl whose mother called her and started to act erratic and who later shoot herself in the head. Tim Matheson plays Stuart, her husband who helps out with the family. Earlier, there was a earthquake, and after wards things were fine. Wrong. After the quake, people began to act violent or sexual. The bar scenes are always going to be unpredictable. Until one of the locals breaks his own fingers. Or how about the bank worker who lets a customer grab the money then go to the bar and become very unreasonable with Jennifer. Though Jennifer was the only one who didn't drink the local milk. It seems to be the cause of the insanity of the town. Since Stuart did work in the medical field, he was able to find out the cause of the insanity. Even though infected himself, he still have the guts to root out the cause. Very nice movie, could have more to it. Watchable. 2 out of 5 stars.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Lincoln, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$995,570, 30 September 1984

Gross USA:

$2,773,433

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,773,433
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ABC Motion Pictures See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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