The Terminal Man

Film

Science fiction

 

Time Out says

A thoughtful and unusually pessimistic sci-fi pic based on Michael Crichton's novel about a psychotic (Segal) who has a tiny computer planted in his brain to control his violent impulses. Unfortunately, the plan backfires: Segal enjoys the sensation of being calmed down so much that he goes on a murder spree in order to enjoy further mental restraint. Opening with a brilliant sequence in which Segal is reborn on the operating table, and building towards a finale in which the scientists realise that they can do nothing to control this hi-tech monster of their own making, the film's bleak futuristic vision also benefits greatly from some extraordinary sets, and from writer/producer/director Hodges' confident direction.
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Release details

UK release:

1974

Duration:

107 mins

Cast and crew

Cinematography:

Richard H Kline

Cast:

Richard A Dysart, Donald Moffat, Joan Hackett, Jill Clayburgh, George Segal, Matt Clark, James B Sikking

Director:

Mike Hodges

Screenwriter:

Mike Hodges

Art Director:

Fred Harpman

Producer:

Mike Hodges

Editor:

Robert L Wolfe

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