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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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The Pounding of the Afterbrain Signals Vengeance and Death! 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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Runtime:

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

Jim's white sweater is randomly clean, dirty, or very dirty as the movie progresses. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Anthony Blakely: Thank you. Oh, thank you. Oh, what a wonderful audience. Such enthusiasm.
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Crazy Credits

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 Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Brain Dead!
19 May 2019 | by LebowskidooSee all my reviews

The Brain is one of the dumbest thing I've sent to my own brain, optically.

A killer brain eats people. It somehow chases them, although we are never shown any legs or wheels or even a skateboard. I would have even accepted a motorized scooter.

How does The Brain get around?

Did I mention that it has eyes and a mouth? Does The Brain have a brain of its own, or is it simply a brainless brain?

The Brain is quite ugly and sort of scary, but it's all hard to take too seriously. If you're in the mood for a bad movie, check it out. Otherwise, most will find this quite brainless.


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