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The Power (1968)

Unrated | | Thriller, Sci-Fi | 21 February 1968 (USA)
One by one members of a special project team are being killed by telekinesis - the ability to move things with the power of the mind alone. The race is to determine which of the remaining team members is the murderer and how to stop them.

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Prof. Jim Tanner
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Prof. Margery Lansing
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Prof. Norman E. Van Zandt
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Mrs. Sally Hallson
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Prof. Talbot Scott aka Scotty
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Mark Corlane
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Grover
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Flora
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Prof. Henry Hallson
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Prof. Carl Melnicker
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Bruce
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Arthur Nordlund
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Mrs. Van Zandt
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Mrs. Hallson
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Mr. Hallson
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Contains spoilers: A man slowly realizes two things: that he has telekinesis - the power to move things with the power of his mind alone - and that another man who shares this power wants to kill him. Written by Brenda Holloway <brendah@pdsc.com>

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Drives men to madness and murder! When it reaches out for YOU you'll never stop screaming! See more »

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Thriller | Sci-Fi

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

MGM announced plans to produce the movie with George Pal as producer/director during its 40th anniversary celebration in 1964. Unlike many of the announced projects, this one actually got made but wasn't released until 1968. See more »

Goofs

When Tanner is being bombarded on the firing range, the aircraft shown change from F-104 Starfighters, to a F-100 Super Sabre, to (apparently) an F-86 Sabre. See more »

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Professor Jim Tanner: They say that power corrupts - and that absolute power - I wonder...
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Referenced in The Horror Hall of Fame (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet No.1: Andante Cantabile
(uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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glossy '60s sci fi
26 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This interesting sci fi film stars George Hamilton and Suzanne Pleshette, and features some former stars/near stars who had seen better days: Yvonne DeCarlo, Richard Carlson, Aldo Ray, and Gary Merrill (in a real stepdown from All About Eve). Among the older stars, Michael Rennie has a larger supporting role. The cast, a good budget, and an intriguing script make for an entertaining film about the attempt of one megamind to ferret out who's a threat to him among a group of scientists. One of them has telekinesis, and after the murder of the whistle-blower, played by Arthur O'Connell, Hamilton tries to find O'Connell's old friend, whose name was written on a piece of paper, suspecting him of somehow being involved.

This is a neat drama, all the more interesting in seeing the young stars, Hamilton and Pleshette, play against the older Hollywood types.


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