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FULL SYNOPSIS

Brain Dead was based on a script by Charles Beaumont, leading some obtuse fans to hail the "return" of that frequent Charles Beaumont contributor. Actually Beaumont has been dead since 1967, so this cookie spent a long time in the oven. Stalwart supporting actor Bill Pullman is given star billing as a brilliant brain surgeon who agrees to perform an operation on a psychotic mathematician. This surgery, ostensibly, is to "adjust" the patient's attitude--and, incidentally, to unlock the corporate secrets secreted within the patient's brain. But as Pullman probes about, he begins experiencing first-hand the psycho's fevered, paranoic dreams. Pullman drifts farther and farther from reality, and the audience is implicitly invited to do the same. Bill Paxton also stars in this Roger Corman-style thriller, produced by Corman's daughter Julie. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:January 19, 1990

Cast

Bill Pullman
as Rex Martin
Bill Paxton
as Jim Reston
Bud Cort
as Jack Halsey
Nicholas Pryor
as Conklin/Ramsen
Patricia Charbonneau
as Dana Martin
George Kennedy
as Vance
Brian Brophy
as Ellis
Lee Arenberg
Andy Wood
as Brain Surgeon
Maud Winchester
as Crazy Anna
Lisa Moncure
as Board Member
Willie Garson
as Board Member
Cynthia Ettinger
as Nurse Anderson
Shannon Holt
as Toni
Brent Hinkley
as Dewey
Deirdre O'Connell
as Mrs. Halsey
Kyle Gass
as Anaesthetist
Dean Robinson
as Valet
Steve Ruggles
as Restaurant Manager
Barney Burman
as Experimental Face
Kyle Gass
as Anaesthetist
Barney Burman
as Experimental Face
Steve Ruggles
as Restaurant Manager
Lisa Moncure
as Board Member
Brian Brophy
as Ellis
Dean Robinson
as Valet
Maud Winchester
as Crazy Anna
Willie Garson
as Board Member
Cynthia Ettinger
as Nurse Anderson
Deirdre O'Connell
as Mrs. Halsey
Shannon Holt
as Toni
Andy Wood
as Brain Surgeon
Brent Hinkley
as Dewey

Crew

Adam Simon
Director
Julie Corman
Producer
Charles Beaumont
Screenwriter
Charles Beaumont
Screen Story
Adam Simon
Screenwriter
Carol Oblath
Editor
Catherine Hardwicke
Production Designer
Gilbert Mercier
Art Director
Gene Serdena
Set Designer
Catherine Taieb
Costume Designer
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