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Static (1985)

An eccentric but possibly brilliant young man, troubled by the death of his parents, claims to be readying a world-changing invention.

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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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... Ernie Blick
... Julia Purcell
... Frank
... Sherriff William Orling
... Patty
Jane Hoffman ... Emily Southwick
Reathel Bean ... Fred Savins
Kitty Mei-Mei Chen ... Li
Joel Krehbeil ... Deputy Tom Terrence
Eugene Lee ... Dale
Jack Murakami ... North
Mike Murakami ... South
Uma Ridenhour ... Sarah
Janice Abbott ... Sonya
Tamma Allgood ... T.V. Interviewer
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Storyline

A quirky, out-of-of place worker at a crucifix factory in the Bible Belt invents a device he claims can show pictures of Heaven. Discouraged and confused by the inability of those around him to see anything but a screenful of static, he charismatically hijacks a bus of friendly elderly people in order to get media attention for his invention. Written by Keith Tyler <romulus@shore.net>

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STATIC... it's on a different wavelength.

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Comedy | Drama

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10 September 1986 (USA)  »

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One of only two theatrical films where Mark Romanek wrote the screenplay for his films. The other was One Hour Photo (2002). See more »

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Boom Mike seen swiveling between actors in a two-shot. See more »

Quotes

Julia Purcell: [drives out of town]
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Connections

References The Holy Mountain (1973) See more »

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Jingle Bells
Composed by James Pierpont
Performed by George Jones
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Worth the tough find.
1 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Static is a well shot, fantastic story. Not a standard hollywood picture that deserves all of what little recognition it has. If you live in Chicago, you can rent it at Facets video rental. (They have some great rare movies) Mark Romanik has such a great visual eye. I anxiously await One Hour Photo.


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