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The Astral Factor (1978)

A convicted strangler, studying the paranormal in his jail cell, learns to make himself invisible. As an invisible man, he escapes from prison to stalk and strangle the five women who ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lt. Charles Barrett
... Candy Barrett
... Darlene DeLong
... Detective Holt
... Colleen Hudson
... Bambi Greer (as Mariana Hill)
... Chris Hartman
... Captain Wells
... Dr. Ulmer
Rayford Barnes ... Sgt. Archer
Frederick Tully ... Detective Sloan
... Roger Sands
Larry Golden ... Detective Rouseau
Renata Vaselle ... Roxane Raymond (as Renata Vasèlle)
... Mario
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A convicted strangler, studying the paranormal in his jail cell, learns to make himself invisible. As an invisible man, he escapes from prison to stalk and strangle the five women who testified against him at his trial. Robert Foxworth plays the police lieutenant assigned to protect them, and to catch the invisible strangler. Written by Brian C. Madsen <bcmmovies@earthlink.net>

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Final film of Harry Lewis. See more »

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Captain Wells: What do you think of Holt?
Lt. Charles Barrett: He's not as bad as I thought, but he's not as good as he thinks he is. I'll probably be working for him in five years.
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The dialogue requires the viewer to seek chemical dependency
27 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

The Astral Factor contains dialogue that limps its way through the plot. The cast is full of actors I've enjoyed watching on screen for years but none of them managed to get past the wooden interaction of the characters. The dialogue is just that bad. This movie is so stilted in places that it competes with my all time really bad but fun favorite, "The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes."

This one in my opinion is a little bit to bad for casual weeknight watching. Elke Sommers character, however, has the correct idea by only appearing on screen with a drink in her hand. This is good advice for anyone interested in watching this gem on a Saturday night. Heck, with enough scotch and soda and the near nude scenes of Stephanie Powers to help it out; you might like it.


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