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BrainWaves (1982)

After a traffic accident Kaylie is in coma for months. Her doctors want to try a new procedure on her: to regain her consciousness, they stimulate her brain with neural patterns of a woman ... See full summary »

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Julian Bedford
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Kaylie Bedford
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Marian Koonan
Ryan Seitz ...
Danny Bedford
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Dr. Robinson
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Dr. Schroder
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Dr. Clavius
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Mrs. Simpson (as Eve Brent Ashe)
Nicholas Love ...
Willy Meiser
Corinne Wahl ...
Leila Adams (as Corinne Alphen)
Phillipe Carr ...
Doctor
Roger Burgraff ...
Speech Therapist
Michael DeFrancisco ...
George
Jason Fong ...
Grocery Clerk
Diane Doucette ...
Therapy Nurse
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After a traffic accident Kaylie is in coma for months. Her doctors want to try a new procedure on her: to regain her consciousness, they stimulate her brain with neural patterns of a woman who just died. It works, and Kaylie seems to be ok again. However in her dreams, she lives the last day of her savor - and realizes that she's been killed! Together with her husband she tries to find out what happened. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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August 1983 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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John Huston was originally casted in the role of Dr. Clavius, but he became ill, so after that there was talks with Rock Hudson, but he wasn't available. Eventually Tony Curtis was cast. See more »

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[last lines]
Dr. Schroder: The new arrivals: heart... liver... brain.
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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* *1/2 out of 4.

Woman (Suzanna Love) involved in a terrible accident nearly dies, but an experimental surgery saves her life. She is given brain waves from a recently deceased woman who was murdered, but as Love starts to feel better she feels sudden urges to find the woman's killer and to bring him to justice. Handsome looking, glossy thriller is well directed and well cast right down the line, but predictable and unmemorable.

Rated R; Violence and Brief Nudity. Later edited to PG.


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