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Brainscan (1994)

A teenager is part of an interactive video game where he kills innocent victims. Later, the murders become real.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael
... Detective Hayden
... The Trickster
... Kimberly
... Kyle
Victor Ertmanis ... Martin
David Hemblen ... Dr. Fromberg
... Frank
Domenico Fiore ... Ken (as Dom Fiore)
Claire Riley ... News Anchor
... Young Michael (as Tod Fennel)
... Stacie (as Michele-Barbara Pelletier)
Dean Hagopian ... Mr. Keller
Donna Baccala ... Mrs. Keller (as Donna Bacalla)
Jérôme Tiberghien ... Mr. Tebb (as Jerome Thiberghian)
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Storyline

A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the game into the most terrifying experience imaginable. When he emerges from the hypnotic trance he is horrified to find evidence that the brutal murder depicted in the game actually happened -- and he's the killer. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Game Over... You Lose! See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, and for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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22 April 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brain Scan  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,725,000, 24 April 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,264,509
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The address that Michael lives at is 472 Thomson Point, Montview, New Jersey 07704. There is a town in New Jersey called Montville, and another called Montvale, and another called Montclair, but there is no such town called Montview. See more »

Goofs

Michael's area code is 717 which is located in Eastern Pennsylvania. However if you look closely at the letters that he sorts through and finds the Brainscan package, the state that he lives in is actually New Jersey. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Michael: [Older Michael lays in bed having a nightmare about the scene of his parents accident, seeing his younger self laying on the operating table calling out] Mom! Mom!
Young Michael: [Michael see's his younger self in the street of the accident over his dead father] Mom! Mom! Somebody help us!
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits start, we hear the trickster say "Hey wait, it's not over yet" and the credits screen shatters as if it was made of glass. It then shows a scene involving the dog with the dismembered foot from earlier in the film, and then the end credits resume See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

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Performed by Alcohol Funny Car
Written by Ben London
Produced by Alcohol Funny Car and Scott Benson
Courtesy of C/Z Records, Ltd.
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Unique Period Film
3 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

A movie like Brainscan is unique. The characters in this film only exist in the time that the movie was made. Brainscan can almost be called a period film today due to its embracing the troubled youth subculture of the early nineties. Ed Furlong of Terminator 2 is a high school student that exposes himself to large amounts of Horror, Hard Rock, and Video Games. When his obsessions become his vices, he experiences the fear of losing control of the only thing he truly possesses; himself. A sinister antagonist called The Trickster drives the plot of the movie and forces the main character (Furlong) to become either a hero or a victim. The movie is well paced and has an entertaining score/soundtrack. This film should be highly recommended to fans of Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy and admirers of Frank Langella and/or Edward Furlong.


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