Brainstorm (1983)

Genres - Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Sci-Fi  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Natalie Wood made her last screen appearance in Brainstorm; in fact, she died before the film was completed, necessitating extensive rewrites. Wood's character is secondary to the one played by Christopher Walken. A research scientist, Walken has been experimenting with a revolutionary brain-reading device. This wondrous machine is able to read a person's thought processes and translate these to videotape. When Walken wants to study the brainwaves of his late partner Louise Fletcher, he finds himself seriously at odds with his superiors-not to mention several ominous-looking government types, headed by Cliff Robertson.

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brain, mind-expansion, probe, fantasy, inventor, mad-scientist, obsession