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Ghost in the Machine (1993)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Terry Munroe
... Bram Wlaker
Ted Marcoux ... Karl Hopkins
... Josh Munroe
... Elaine Spencer
... Frazer
... Phil Stewart
... Karl's Landlord
... Elliott Miller
Shevonne Durkin ... Carol Maibaum
... Frank Mallory
... Marta
Mickey Gilbert ... Mickey the Driver
Ken Thorley ... Salesman
... Safety Technician
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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 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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29 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Deadly Terror  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$5,086,909
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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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In one of the early scenes, we see Karen (mother) traveling along the street in her Volvo sedan from a distance, in which you can clearly see there is no-one visible in the passenger front seat. It is empty. In the next scene we see her son sitting in the seat. See more »

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Veteran Cop: [to rookie cop] Looks like you're gonna have a hell of a night as your first day on the force.
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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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Amazing and Touching Film
6 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Ghost in the Machine" provided the best entertainment in years. The special effects were phenomenal and the acting was superb. I was on the edge of my seat the entire movie. The best part was when the dishwasher was put on the command "EXPLODE"! Wow, I was flabbergasted and appalled. The men and women involved with this movie are geniouses. I applaud them for their creativity and hope to see a sequel to this movie in the near future.


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