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Brain Dead [DVD] [1989]

  • SKU: 7598174
  • Release Date: 12/26/2005
  • Rating: R

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

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    Brain Dead
    Brain Dead was based on a script by Charles Beaumont, leading some obtuse fans to hail the "return" of that frequent Twilight Zone contributor. Actually Beaumont has been dead since 1967, so this cookie spent a long time in the oven. Stalwart supporting actor Bill Pullman is given star billing as a brilliant brain surgeon who agrees to perform an operation on a psychotic mathematician. This surgery, ostensibly, is to "adjust" the patient's attitude--and, incidentally, to unlock the corporate secrets secreted within the patient's brain. But as Pullman probes about, he begins experiencing first-hand the psycho's fevered, paranoic dreams. Pullman drifts farther and farther from reality, and the audience is implicitly invited to do the same. Bill Paxton also stars in this Roger Corman-style thriller, produced by Corman's daughter Julie. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Bill Pullman
      Bill Pullman - Rex Martin
    • Bill Paxton
      Bill Paxton - Jim Reston
    • Bud Cort
      Bud Cort - Jack Halsey
    • Nicholas Pryor
      Nicholas Pryor - Conklin/Ramsen
    • Patricia Charbonneau
      Patricia Charbonneau - Dana Martin

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    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Brain Gain


      Jump cuts and perceptions of reality skim through this cheaply made but originally written B-movie psychological chiller of 1989. Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton and George Kennedy drive the story relatively well on a brain doctor drawn into the paranoid delusions and hallucinations investigating the madness of a mathematician while caught up in a mind controlling corporate conspiracy. Unnerving and surprising with some humor.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Think of Total Recall with a lower budget and bett

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      The writer of the original Twilight Zone does it again. If you like a good sci-fi thriller that keeps you guessing, this is it. Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman at the start of their careers. This will not disappoint and is definately a unique movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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