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The First Power (1990)

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A dedicated L.A. police detective and a female psychic must stop a demonic serial killer who was given the powers of resurrection, teleportation and possession.

Director:

Robert Resnikoff

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Russell Logan
Tracy Griffith ... Tess Seaton
Jeff Kober ... Patrick Channing
Mykelti Williamson ... Detective Oliver Franklin (as Mykel T. Williamson)
Elizabeth Arlen ... Sister Marguerite
Dennis Lipscomb ... Commander Perkins
Carmen Argenziano ... Lieutenant Grimes
Julianna McCarthy Julianna McCarthy ... Grandmother
Nada Despotovich Nada Despotovich ... Bag Lady
Sue Giosa ... Carmen
Clayton Landey ... Mazza
Hansford Rowe ... Father Brian
Philip Abbott ... Cardinal
David Gale ... Monsignor
J. Patrick McNamara ... Priest
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Storyline

A killer is given the gas chamber after committing several demonic murders. His spirit is released and given power by the Devil. Now the cop that caught him before must find a way to do it again. Written by Glenn J. Schworak <glenn@g-world.com>

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Taglines:

Satan has created the perfect killer. One who cannot be stopped. Be warned.

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Brian Libby, portraying the Bum Detective states "Even a psycho fucking killer is smart enough to stay out of the rain." The actor himself portrayed a "psycho fucking killer" in the 1982 thriller Silent Rage. See more »

Goofs

Many times throughout the movie, Logan gets his weapon knocked out of reach, but is then holding it moments later when there was no time to retrieve it. See more »

Quotes

Tess Seaton: Patrick you can't keep on killing forever!
Patrick Channing: Wanna Bet!
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Connections

References The Flying Nun (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

All Alone Again
Words and Music by Laura Perlman (as Laura J. Perlman) and Jeff Levi
Laughing Cloud Music, B.M.I.
Performed by Laura Perlman (as Laura J. Perlman)
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Not great, but not bad
23 October 1999 | by culwinSee all my reviews

This is no oscar-winner but is an entertaining movie, if you overlook several cheesy moments (like a cross/knife wielding nun?) I think this could have been an even better movie with a little more work on the script, because it is well-directed and all the actors are excellent. And this movie gets bonus points for co-starring Tracy Griffith, one of the most gorgeous actresses in Hollywood! But hey thats just my opinion.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The First Power See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,677,715, 8 April 1990

Gross USA:

$22,424,195

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,424,195
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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