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Impulse (1984)

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

Director:

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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Storyline

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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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

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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This film DOES make sense!
7 May 2006 | by ritaskeeter-1See all my reviews

OK, first of all, ignore the last person' review. They admit to falling asleep through it so it's no wonder they didn't understand what was going on!!! As thriller/horrors go, this film ain't too bad, it is certainly very watchable. Right from the opening scenes you get a general idea exactly what is going to be the cause of all the craziness that follows, and come the end you are proved right with everything being made clear.

I enjoyed this movie, it was quite eerie at times and as old films go it was passable. Great to watch late at night! I give it a generous 7 out of 10.


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