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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 ... Kitti Hartman
Delphine Forest ... Sharon
Rachel Elner Rachel Elner ... Hanna
Raffi Tavor ... Uri's Father (as Rafi Tabor)
Aviva Joel ... Uri's Mother (as Aviva Yoel)
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
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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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Bring your broken clocks and watches to the theater See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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

Goofs

Dr. Joe Hartmann asks Uri to come to his room at the Sheraton Hotel. This hotel wasn't built in Tel Aviv until 1977, about 8 years after the scene's setting. 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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Country:

USA | Israel

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Uri Geller See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel See more »

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Production Co:

Major Motion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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