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The Terminal Man

  • Film

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.
Written by NF

Release Details

  • Duration:107 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Mike Hodges
  • Screenwriter:Mike Hodges
  • Cast:
    • Matt Clark
    • George Segal
    • Jill Clayburgh
    • Joan Hackett
    • Donald Moffat
    • Richard A Dysart
    • James B Sikking
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