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Mindbender (1996)

Mindbender is the story of Uri Geller, probably the world's most famous psychic. The film shows his rise to fame from small shows in the middle east where he amazed audiences with his ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Russell

Writers:

Ken Russell, Yael Stern-O'Dwyer (as Yael Stern)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ishai Golan ... Uri Geller
Terence Stamp ... Joe Hartman
Idan Alterman ... Shipi
Hetty Baynes Hetty Baynes ... Kitti Hartman
Delphine Forest Delphine Forest ... Sharon
Rachel Elner Rachel Elner ... Hanna
Raffi Tavor ... Uri's Father (as Rafi Tabor)
Aviva Yoel Aviva Yoel ... Uri's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Naomi Ackerman Naomi Ackerman ... Linda
Jack Adalist Jack Adalist ... Moti
Gilat Ankori ... Glamorous Lady
Erez Atar Erez Atar ... Uri a a child
Janet Bar ... Greta
Tami Barak Tami Barak ... Hotel Maid
Tomi Barak Tomi Barak
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Storyline

Mindbender is the story of Uri Geller, probably the world's most famous psychic. The film shows his rise to fame from small shows in the middle east where he amazed audiences with his parapsychological feats of spoon-bending and clock-fixing. Terence Stamp plays a scientist who brings him to America. Written by ARCHIE MOORE <ar.moore@student.qut.edu.au>

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Inspired by Uri Geller's Life Story See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Uri Geller See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Major Motion Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shipi is based on Uri's brother in law Shipi Shtrang who later became his manager. See more »

Goofs

While the logo of the "Jerusalem Post", Uri is holding, is correct for the time setting (1970), the layout is not correct. The logo was in the center of the head line, not on the left, as in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Uri Geller: If I have fixed all watches in Tel-Aviv then there must be some straight spoons I could bend.
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Connections

Featured in David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Massachusetts
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
performed by The Bee Gees
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True story twisted beyond recognition
22 June 2001 | by pUSSELSee all my reviews

I was under the impression that Uri Geller was illusionist using simple parlor tricks to impress his gullible audience. After watching this movie however, I realized that I was misinformed. It turns out that Geller is a superhero on the run from the military, that wants to use his powers for evil. Yes, it's that stupid.

Endorsed by Geller himself this is a lame, selfserving piece of crap. Is it drama, comedy, or sci-fi thriller? Who knows? It appears the director couldn't decide, and made it a little bit of everything, none of which has any redeeming qualities.

As a reasonably intelligent person this movie made me want to beat myself in the head with a shovel.


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