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The Brain (1988)

With the help of an alien organism, a man brainwashes audiences through television; a troubled high school student is determined to stop them.

Director:

Ed Hunt (as Edward Hunt)

Writer:

Barry Pearson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Bresnahan ... Jim Majelewski (as Tom Breznahan)
Cynthia Preston ... Janet (as Cyndy Preston)
David Gale ... Dr. Anthony Blakely
George Buza ... Verna
Christine Kossak ... Vivian (as Christine Kossack)
Bret Pearson Bret Pearson ... Willie
Bernice Quiggan Bernice Quiggan ... Mrs. Driscol
Susannah Hoffmann Susannah Hoffmann ... Becky
Justine Campbell Justine Campbell ... Doreen
Robert King Robert King ... Mr. Sweeting
Kenneth McGregor Kenneth McGregor ... Mr. Woods (as Ken McGregor)
Vinetta Strombergs Vinetta Strombergs ... Ms. Chisolm
Richard Gira Richard Gira ... Mr. Majelewski
Wendy Springate Wendy Springate ... Mrs. Majelewski
Harry Booker Harry Booker ... Officer Marks
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Storyline

Dr. Blake runs a TV show called "Independent Thinkers", which is sort of a Scientology-like self-help/religion program. But he's not making his audience think any more independently - with the help of an alien organism he calls The Brain, he's using brainwashing and mind control. The only thing that stands between them and world domination is a brilliant but troubled high school student with a penchant for pranks... Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Mind over Matter. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1988 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Az agy See more »

Filming Locations:

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's trailer re-uses music from the trailer to The Warriors. See more »

Goofs

Pure sodium tossed into a toilet bowl would not result in a surge of water pressure around the building. It would most likely spark, smoke, and blow the bowl up almost instantly after contact. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Anthony Blakely: Thank you. Oh, thank you. Oh, what a wonderful audience. Such enthusiasm.
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WARNING: The washroom scene is a dramatic representation. Combining sodium and water may cause serious injury. Do not attempt it!!! See more »

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Referenced in Goosebumps: The Blob That Ate Everyone (1997) See more »

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this movie.. rocks..
1 October 2004 | by snatchbeastSee all my reviews

it has everything. nudity, violence, a giant brain that eats people.

if only we knew who operated the eyes, and if the brain skirt appearing towards the end was actually intended to hide the wheels that made the evil brain kill... if only..

it tells of mind control attempts and the horrors of the teen years.

we still wonder.. will there ever be a sequel?

i feel we were set up in the end.. and i want a sequel.

see what mysterious haunts the brain travels to next


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