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Brainscan (1994)

A teenager is part of an interactive video game where he kills innocent victims. Later, the murders become real.

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Victor Ertmanis ...
David Hemblen ...
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Frank
Domenico Fiore ...
Ken (as Dom Fiore)
Claire Riley ...
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Young Michael (as Tod Fennel)
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Stacie (as Michele-Barbara Pelletier)
Dean Hagopian ...
Mr. Keller
Donna Baccala ...
Mrs. Keller (as Donna Bacalla)
Jérôme Tiberghien ...
Mr. Tebb (as Jerome Thiberghian)
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Storyline

A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the game into the most terrifying experience imaginable. When he emerges from the hypnotic trance he is horrified to find evidence that the brutal murder depicted in the game actually happened -- and he's the killer. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Wanna play? I dare you. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, and for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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22 April 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brain Scan  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,725,000, 24 April 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,264,509
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Michael opens the refrigerator, you can see a box of Canadian Swanson Macaroni and Cheese. You can tell it's Canadian because it has English and French writing on it. See more »

Goofs

Michael's area code is 717 which is located in Eastern Pennsylvania. However if you look closely at the letters that he sorts through and finds the Brainscan package, the state that he lives in is actually New Jersey. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Michael: [Older Michael lays in bed having a nightmare about the scene of his parents accident, seeing his younger self laying on the operating table calling out] Mom! Mom!
Young Michael: [Michael see's his younger self in the street of the accident over his dead father] Mom! Mom! Somebody help us!
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits start, we hear the trickster say "Hey wait, it's not over yet" and the credits screen shatters as if it was made of glass. It then shows a scene involving the dog with the dismembered foot from earlier in the film, and then the end credits resume See more »

Connections

References Suspiria (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Barely Human
Performed by Wade
Written by Wade
Produced by Wade and Tom Mallin
Courtesy of Spirit Music Industries
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Hmmmm, delish
14 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie is the cream of the crop of B-grade movies. This seems to be a follow on from Terminator II which stars Edward Furlong as a starring role, the producers loving it because he's "Hot" apparently, and Edward loving it because it's about him.

This kid is sent the latest in video game technology, an interactive VR experience which sees him kill another human being, the catch being he's not allowed to leave any witness's or clues. You guessed it, it turns out to be real, and he is suspected for murder.

The only way he can clear his name is to keep playing the game and try to cover his tracks, but move bodies pile up until it's all just too much for a sixteen year old to bare.

The preformances are all top notch, except for the main ten actors, it's surprisingly watchable if it's late and there's nothing else on. The villan, a cyber-spook called the "Trickster" is supposed to be sinister, despite outbursts of comic relief behaviour, such as dancing around the boys bedroom to Primus' "Welcome to this world".

Overall a good effort, and like i said, it's the cream of the B-grade crop.


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