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The Incident (1967)




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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 window between the kitchen and the dining hall keeps the trio safely separated from the patients. But the lights go out during dinner preparations one evening, and then the security system malfunctions as well. To make matters worse, the inmates are ready to take full advantage of their newfound freedom, and one of them in particular has had his eye on the kitchen staff for quite some time. Before long the situation has turned bloody, and it begins to look as if some of the staff may not survive the night. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Tony Musante
as Joe Ferrone
Beau Bridges
as PFC Felix Teflinger
Martin Sheen
as Artie Connors
Jack Gilford
as Sam Beckerman
Brock Peters
as Arnold Robinson
Ruby Dee
as Joan Robinson
Thelma Ritter
as Bertha Beckerman
Ed McMahon
as Bill Wilks
Diana Van der Vlis
as Helen Wilks
Mike Kellin
as Harry Purvis
Jan Sterling
as Muriel Purvis
Gary Merrill
as Douglas McCann
Robert Fields
as Kenneth Otis
Robert Bannard
as PFC Phillip Carmatti
Victor Arnold
as Tony Goya
Donna Mills
as Alice Keenan
Kathleen Smith
as Wilks' Daughter
Henry Proach
as Derelict
Neal Hynes
as Change Booth Attendant
Ben Levi
as Man Who Gets Mugged
Martin Meyers
as Poolhall owner
Don de Leo
as Mr. Carmatti
Nina Hansen
as Mrs. Carmatti
John Servetnik
as Bartender
Ray Cole
as Young Man No. 1
Barry del Rae
as Young Man No. 2
Nico Hartos
as Policeman
Maxine McCrey
as Black Woman
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Critic Reviews for The Incident

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

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

April 4, 2007 | Full Review…

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

February 2, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

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