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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.

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Cast

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... Russell Logan
... Tess Seaton
... Patrick Channing
... Detective Oliver Franklin (as Mykel T. Williamson)
... Sister Marguerite
... Commander Perkins
... Lieutenant Grimes
Julianna McCarthy ... Grandmother
Nada Despotovich ... Bag Lady
... Carmen
... Mazza
... Father Brian
... Cardinal
... Monsignor
... 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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Satan has created the perfect killer. One who cannot be stopped. Be warned.

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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6 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pentagram  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$22,424,195
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dennis Lipscomb's character "Commander Al Perkins" is named after Alfred Hitchcock and 'Anthony Perkins'. See more »

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Set in Los Angeles, yet Chicago's Sears Tower is visible in the background. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Ol' Gal
Words and Music by Laura Perlman (as Laura J. Perlman) and Jeff Levi
Laughing Cloud Music, B.M.I.
Performed by Vince Vallot
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Not great, but not bad
23 October 1999 | by See 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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