The Incident (1967)

The Incident


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A power outage at a high-security mental hospital leaves the lunatics running the asylum and the terrified kitchen staff fighting for their lives. Bandmates George (Rupert Evans), Max (Kenny Doughty), and Ricky (Joseph Kennedy) are in the midst of recording their first album. Though the money they make working in the kitchen of a psychiatric hospital helps to pay for studio time, the eerie behavior of the inmates occasionally gives the job a certain element of danger. Fortunately, a massive … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Written By: Nicholas E. Baehr
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as Joe Ferrone

as PFC Felix Teflinger

as Artie Connors

as Sam Beckerman

as Arnold Robinson

as Joan Robinson

as Bertha Beckerman

as Bill Wilks

as Helen Wilks

as Harry Purvis

as Muriel Purvis

as Douglas McCann

as Kenneth Otis

as PFC Phillip Carmatti

as Tony Goya

as Alice Keenan

as Wilks' Daughter

as Derelict

as Change Booth Attenda...

as Man Who Gets Mugged

as Poolhall owner

as Mr. Carmatti

as Mrs. Carmatti

as Bartender

as Young Man No. 1

as Young Man No. 2

as Policeman

as Black Woman
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Critic Reviews for The Incident

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It has been said about the film industry in the US, that it's a business whose commercial product just happens to be movies.

Full Review… | April 4, 2007
WBAI Web Radio

The sort of raw drama that, sad to say, never loses its topicality.

Full Review… | February 2, 2005
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Audience Reviews for The Incident

Then newcomers Tony Musante and Martin Sheen are splendid as the couple of hedonists who give an unforgettable night in NYC subway to other, so called normal, but colourful variety of people only trying to get back home. This subway car carries more than just people, all the prejudices of race, sex, and economical condition,its air is stuffed by a sudden calamity, the tension is real, is palpable, it feels like a time bomb. If it had been directed by a household name in suspense/sociological dramas like Sidney Lumet, this would be more regarded nowadays for what it really is. A bold, tight, raw study of characters, about the apathy of city people, unable or simply uncaring to give each other a hand in moments of dispair.

Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

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