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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

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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The madness inside us all. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Impulse - Stadt der Gewalt See more »

Filming Locations:

Lincoln, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,500,000
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ABC Motion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP FALLS
Written by Vivian Keith and Ben Peters
Performed by Loretta Lynn
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Disappointing.
2 November 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"Impulse" is a movie for which I had relatively high expectations: the idea of people losing the ability to control their impulses and totally disregarding all the established social rules sounds very, very intriguing. However, the result we get here is (despite a few unexpected twists) a disappointing and very slow-paced (there is a dialogue-free passage where a man simply walks around for about seven minutes) thriller. George Romero had used basically the same story ten years earlier in "The Crazies" - and he did it much better. (**)


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