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John G. Adolfi
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A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet.Written by
This film was made in 1980, a year before the first space shuttle launched. The filmmakers had no idea what the actual shuttle launch sequence would be, and it shows: Technicians on the pad only minutes before launch, no technicians near the crew hatch as the astronaut entered the shuttle, the shuttle interior layout all wrong, no 6-second main engine firing before launch, etc, let alone why NASA would launch this shuttle in the first place. See more »
Wacky, intelligent, and wonderfully funny! A refreshing, unique surprise~
Alan Arkin does love mind-bender roles, doesn't he?, and this gem was a virtual playground for him!
The players are all top-notch, and it's never dull for a moment.. but to explain it... hmm, wow.. well, it's really a film you have to judge for yourself..
It's very much like Woody Allen's "Sleeper", which I could watch all day long and still laugh as if I'd never experienced it before! And also herein are wisps of Arkin's most well known work, "Catch-22", in that it does deal with the mind and all its weird wacky wonders!
It's a sort of surreal fun romp, that takes you on one velly intellesting ride.. the scenarios are all hilarious, and it's a must-see for anyone who loves Alan Arkin, Austin Pendleton, and especially (Woody)Allenesque films, that take you just a bit to the left of the center of reality~ ..Ah, but then, that's trying to describe it, and again I recommend that you find it if you can, (I believe it has been put to DVD now), and experience it for yourself, because I would be hard-pressed to whittle it down to a simple description myself!
It's a screeeam, it's got a fabulous cast, and it's got a heck of a lot of phenomenal writers and creators behind it..
A highly underrated classic! . . . Do yourself a favor and see it! :)
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