The Terminal Man (1974)
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Based on a novel by Michael Crichton, Terminal Man is a sci-fi thriller about a scientist who decides to be the lab rat in an experimental surgery to control his violent tendencies. During the surgical procedure, a miniature computer is implanted in his head. Unfortunately, the mechanism malfunctions, and he becomes a vicious killer. ~ Kristie Hassen, Rovi
Jun 19, 1974 Wide
Aug 31, 1994
Warner Home Video
Lee de Broux
Dr. John Ellis
Dr. Robert Morris
Dr. Janet Ross
James B. Sikking
Dr. Arthur McPherson
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While this movie seems unsalvageable, it might have had some punch if we'd been told more about the Segal character's past, before his operation.
By the time The Terminal Man reaches its tragic ending, it has succeeded in the dubious achievement of making us view its subject as dispassionately as any clinician.
Hodges takes a cool, detached approach, designing most scenes in monochrome with disturbing flesh-colours, and manages to make Segal's semi-android a strangely sympathetic monster.
An intriguing premise, and Segal's strong central performance (a break from the light comedies he became famous for in the 1970s) makes up for workmanlike direction.
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