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Impulse (1974)






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Impulse, is a tawdry, low-budget exploitation film about a maniacal murderer possessed by evil demons. Matt Stone (William Shatner) is a paranoid, con-man and gigolo who seduces lonely women and then bilks them of their savings using an investment scam. Then he kills them. When he begins seeing an attractive widow, her daughter Tina (Kim Nicholas) becomes suspicious of his motives. Then Tina herself is in danger. Impulse, directed by William Grefe, is the absolute nadir of Shatner's acting career and consequently has become a camp, cult classic and a must see for fans of Shatner. All others beware.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Tony Crechales
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 26, 2006


William Shatner
as Matt Stone
Ruth Roman
as Julia Marstow
Harold Sakata
as Karate Pete
Kim Nicholas
as Tina Moy
James Dobson
as Clarence
Marcy Lafferty
as Hotel Clerk
Vivian Lester
as Matt's Mother
Bill Kerwin
as Soldier
Marcie Lafferty
as Motel Clerk
Chad Walker
as Matt as a Boy
Paula Dimitrouleas
as Belly Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Impulse

All Critics (1)

A painfully atrocious would-be thriller with some of the worst directing and acting you're ever likely to see. William Shatner is amazingly bad, and the little blonde girl is even worse. Truly hideous.

August 4, 2007

Audience Reviews for Impulse


Low budget junk that managed to rope in Ruth Roman in the cast. She was far too good an actress to be stuck in trash like this. Shatner chews the scenery shamelessly.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

It was fun to see Shatner playing the bad guy for once. This movie is actually more funny than scary, but I really enjoyed it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

This is the movie. This is the one you must see right now. It's like a visual aid to Shatner's classic The Transformed Man. Watch Shatner go insane and overact where man has never dreamed of going before. This movie could have wall to wall puppy killing, but as long as it has the Shatner performance it would still be perfection. Now give it a DVD release!

Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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