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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 »


Ken Russell


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


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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
Tami Barak Tami Barak ... Hotel Maid
Tomi Barak Tomi Barak
Joel Eckhardt Joel Eckhardt ... CIA Man


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 »



USA | Israel



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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Disregard Uri's childhood and the scene that is set at the Olympic Games 2000 in Sydney, 4 years after the movie's release, the main part of the movie is set in the time period 1969 (his first performance)-1974 (the US government experiments. Uri's marriage with Hannah is set in 1979. See more »


The name of the "Stanford Research Institute" in Menlo Park, California, in which the experiments on Uri's talents were done in the 1970s is named "Stanton" in the movie. See more »


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


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written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
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Worst film EVER
11 August 2019 | by PzachlenSee all my reviews

For me to say that will amaze people that know me because Ken Russell directed it and wrote it. BAD Ken, Bad Boy Ken. On a visit to L.A Ken showed it to Dan Ireland and Myself. When He asked what we thought..........WE did not soften the blow. Horrible must have been my comment but I do remember Dan just Laughing in disbelief. I hope they both are sharring a good laugh where ever they may be. These were two of my best, Very Best friends of mu life. How I miss them.

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