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A group of husbands with their wives participate in a reunion where everybody will find his hidden secret. The methods used are terrible, but usually work. Just usually.

Director:

Bobby Roth

Writers:

Beth Sullivan (screenplay), Steve Bello (screenplay) (as Stephen Bello) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yvette Mimieux ... Bianca Ray
Christopher Allport ... Jack Nilsson
Cindy Pickett ... Lyn Nilsson
John Considine ... Jordon Carelli
Walter Olkewicz ... Buddy Gordon
Leo Rossi ... Chris Morris
Scott Marlowe ... Ted Bartel
Carmen Argenziano ... Tony Annese
Mary McCusker ... Jane Annese
Denny Miller ... Uwe
Hugh Gillin ... Ben Davis
Fran Ryan ... Marie Davis
Danny Dayton ... David Arnold
Hanna Landy ... Sylvia Arnold (as Hanna Hertelendy)
Tony Plana ... Reza Haddad
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A group of husbands with their wives participate in a reunion where everybody will find his hidden secret. The methods used are terrible, but usually work. Just usually. Written by thecrow <uc275@cclx1.unican.es>

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Based on a true story by one man who escaped See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mystique See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Make Me Over
Written by Herschel Dwellingham
Performed by The Escorts
Courtesy of Knockout Records
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A bizarre, distressing B movie...definitely worth a look.
20 May 2005 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

Yvette Mimieux could easily give Dyanne Thorne's "Ilsa" character a run for the money as the steeley-eyed, procrustean head of a "progressive" corporate empire, who encourages a group of ambitious desk-jockeys to participate in a voluntary job enhancement program. With spouses in tow, they're shuttled-off to a desolate and heavily-staffed purlieu where they endure various emotional, physical, sexual, and psychological torments. This sadistic Pavlovian technique initially seems to have surprisingly positive results, until some in the group realize this as the result of shattered spirits.

CIRCLE OF POWER is a sadly neglected gem, especially intriguing for its allegedly true accounts. Savage, unique...and surely in wait for a cult audience.

7/10....exceptional, and not easily forgotten.


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