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Ghost in the Machine (1993)

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Karl Hochman is a technician in a computer store. He is also known as the "Address Book Killer" due to his habit of stealing people's address books and proceeding to murder anyone listed in... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Allen ... Terry Munroe
Chris Mulkey ... Bram Wlaker
Ted Marcoux Ted Marcoux ... Karl Hopkins
Wil Horneff ... Josh Munroe
Jessica Walter ... Elaine Spencer
Brandon Quintin Adams ... Frazer
Rick Ducommun ... Phil Stewart
Nancy Fish ... Karl's Landlord
Jack Laufer ... Elliott Miller
Shevonne Durkin Shevonne Durkin ... Carol Maibaum
Richard McKenzie ... Frank Mallory
Mimi Lieber ... Marta
Mickey Gilbert Mickey Gilbert ... Mickey the Driver
Ken Thorley Ken Thorley ... Salesman
Carl Gabriel Yorke ... Safety Technician
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Storyline

Karl Hochman is a technician in a computer store. He is also known as the "Address Book Killer" due to his habit of stealing people's address books and proceeding to murder anyone listed in the book. Terry Munroe and her son Josh come into the store to purchase software, and a salesman uses Terry's address book to demonstrate a handheld scanner. Karl obtains the book, and while driving to Terry's house that night in a thunderstorm, his car runs off the road and lands upside down in a cemetery. While Karl is undergoing an MRI at a hospital, a surge of lightning courses through the building, and Karl's mind is transformed into electrical energy. Karl uses the electrical grid and computer networks to continue his killing spree. It is up to Terry, Josh, and computer hacker Bram Walker to stop him before it is too late. Written by Rebekah Swain (rkoshea1956@hotmail.com)

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Rated R for high-tech horror violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Terror See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,854,431, 2 January 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,086,909
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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The trailer shows the power going out at Frazier's place, but yet in the actual movie this scene never happens. See more »

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At Terry's ATM and on the computer address search, her last name appears as Munroe. On her son's computer info, his name is spelled as Monroe which is what the credits show. See more »

Quotes

Worker: [hands Elliot bad ladder] Here's your ladder sir.
Elliot Miller: What the hell is this?
[hits a metal thing on it which sways wildly]
Elliot Miller: What are trying to do? Kill me? Go get another ladder and make sure you fill out the right form this time. 12-M. That's M as in moron.
Worker: [looks at Elliot displeased]
Elliot Miller: Well go!
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Referenced in Saints Row IV (2013) See more »

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Concerto in C Major for Flute and Harp
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Courtesy of Firstcom / Music House / Chappel Production
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THIS SCARED ME HALF TO DEATH!! I LOVED IT!!
8 July 2004 | by caspargirl54See all my reviews

I saw this film on regular TV a few years back, and I watched because I like Karen Allen. I REALLY enjoyed this film, and YES, I WOULD RENT IT. It had good special effects and I thought the plot was great. A lot of people have seen this film, so that tells you that at least the title is a grabber. I go against all the nay-sayers though, and say this is worth your time if you like scary flicks. I remember the ending being especially suspenseful, right down to the final minutes. I do not watch every horror film that comes along, and most of them are forgettable anyway, but this one has always stuck with me. I would definitely give it FOUR STARS. (Hey, the majority is not always right!)


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