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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. Norman E. Van Zandt
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Grover
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Flora
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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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Thriller | Sci-Fi

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Miklos Rozsa's score is one of the few movie scores to make extensive use of the cimbalom. See more »

Goofs

After Tanner is fired he is walking the streets. When he's looking at toy soldiers in a store window, his hair is "boyishly" sown over his forehead. Then he sees the "Don't Run" sign and a close-up shows him with his hair neatly combed and very shiny with product in it. As he walks away from that corner, his hair is once more not slicked and down over his forehead. See more »

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Professor Jim Tanner: They say that power corrupts - and that absolute power - I wonder...
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Grover's Rock
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Music by Harold Gelman
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A classic film
9 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

I loved this movie as a kid and an adult.

I thought it was well done and for the negative reviewers who said it was confusing, I understood it as a child. Are you dense or something?

Good acting, subtle death scenes, great action, albeit slow, but worth viewing. A nice build up and to the reviewer who said he knew who the bad guy was: Duh!

I'm so tired of you losers not taking into account when a movie was made. What movie about telekinesis compared to this then. Um, none. Enjoy a movie for when it was made and take in the effects as well. So many people say laughable effects in old movies. I hate this. They worked with what they had and did good with them.

I loved it in '68 and still love it!


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