Dr. Anthony Blakely hosts a show called "Independent Thinking" which is sweeping the nation. On the show, Blakely is a kind-hearted old man that helps people with their everyday problems. Every parent in the city is taking their children to his institute for counseling.
However, behind the scenes, Blakely is in cahoots with a killer psychic brain that grows everytime it eats a person. Don't ask. The brain, hooked up to numerous wires and floating in slime, is using it's powers to 'brain'wash (haha) the people of the city.
Meanwhile, a young troublemaker named Jim has been sent to the institute. Tests done on Jim (which include seeing Christine Kossak's clothes fly off?) indicate that his brain is too strong to succumb to the 'brain'washing (hahaha). He is labeled a threat to society and accused of murder. On the run with his girlfriend Janet, Jim must stay one step ahead of Verna, Blakely's alarmingly persistent RFWG (random fat white guy) assistant. Will Jim and Janet survive? Can he clear his name before it's too late? Will we see the people who are pushing the brain around in a camera shot? That last one at least is a resounding YEP!
Dr. Anthony Blakely - David Gale
Jim Majelewski - Tom Bresnahan
Janet - Cynthia Preston
Verna - George Buza !The Man!
Officer Marks - Harry Booker
Vivian - Christine Kossak
Director - Ed Hunt
Written by - Barry Pearson
S-Ss-S--Ssss-STEAK! Man, this movie is awesome. Great look into 80s "Cheesy Horror" film classics. You are immediately won over with the realistic life size rubber brain monster! Classic. Half this movie is spent running. Sounds boring right? Well, once you add in the big white guy from the Institute of Independent Thinking you have some awesome chase scenes. He even takes breaks to catch his breath. Notice the number of flights of stairs in the institute.
Another great chase scene in this movie is the shop car racing the police car. The lead character seems to be able to beat anything by driving anything or jogging. Nice flick, highly highly recommended. Even better the second, third, fourth... times through.Hide Full Review
S-Ss-S--Ssss-STEAK! Man, this movie is awesome. Great look into 80s "Cheesy Horror" film classics. ...
This movie never made much sense but maybe that's why it's so damn great. I must admit it did catch me off guard, definitely one of the classics. All requirements are met: skin, and "ad lib" plot, violence (the scene with the chainsaw was HIIIIlarious!)I also enjoy how that now matter what, there's always time for sex, especially when being chased.
I don't wanna say too much cause I don't wanna give it away. Of course I never will understand how a brain feeding on tubes is able to move around on it's own. I like to think Verna's chase scenes were a cruel joke played on him by the cast and crew. "Okay, you're going to sneak up on the kids and then you'll catch them." Of course all the while the director is telling them, "When you see him, run as fast as you can, it'll be really funny" OR he's promised a big fat steak at the end of it all. My money's on the steak. Either way, all turns out to be a big 'ol laugh fest as the cost of Verna. Then again, I suppose you'd have to use SOMETHING as motivation. I mean, how the hell else you gonna get a RWFG to run after teens in the winter? I don't think he liked it too much though, he eventually looks as if he's fustrated and wants to quit, but he can't, there's steak for pete's sake. All RWFG's aside, buy the damn thing. Don't just watch it, own it,liiive it!!! *muwahahahaa...okay im done.Hide Full Review
This movie never made much sense but maybe that's why it's so damn great. I must admit it did catc ...
Movies with a message are always of a higher nature with most moviegoers, as the message has the potential to linger around in their minds well after the film has ended.
The Brain has a message, though it's a little difficult to say what it is. 'TV is bad' seems to be a prevalent one, but so is 'doctors are bad.' Plus, 'principals deflate when hacked with a chainsaw' is another, plus 'you can put glue on someone's chair right beside them and they won't notice,' and 'a broken Pinto can outdrive a speeding police car,' and...
Ok, this is getting out of hand. The long and short of it is that the movie is all over the place, with expanding brains, bad cheesy one-liners (i.e. "That's food for though" hahaha it's multi-leveled cheese!), discontinuity, plus we have the "we're in trouble running from the bad guys, let's stop and have sex for no reason" cliche, which is soooo bad and out of place it is hilarious.
The brain itself is funny as hell, especially at the end when you can see the people pushing the damn thing. The plot is way out there, and sort of reminds of Larry Cohen's work, as there is some basic message behind the insanity. It's random, it's cheesy, it's hilarious. Definitely recommend picking up a copy.Hide Full Review
Movies with a message are always of a higher nature with most moviegoers, as the message has the pot ...
Special effects - no
Random violence - yes
Bad puns - yes
Pure Sodium - yes
Fireworks - yes
OK, girl, time to stop smoking crack.
Mmmmm, tentacle mustard!
How did no one in the room see that he was putting the glue in the seat?
That...that's no coffee!! *Dum dum dum*
They're in a police car! How did they get out of the back seat????
Oh no!!! He ..... deflated?
How the hell did he get his cuffs off by himself?
Why not try running instead of trotting Jim?
High speed chase with a Pinto versus a police car! And the Pinto wins...?
Apparently snow melts and reforms very quickly where Jim lives...
How many stairs are in this stupid building?
There it is, the infamous crew member pushing the killer brain scene.
Woods - "So you think you're an American, are you?"
Jim - "Last time I checked."
Woods - "Well, you're not, you're in high school."
Dr. Benton - "That's food for thought."
Janet - "We have to, Willy."
Willy - "Why do we have to?"
Janet - "I don't know."
Janet - "Nuh..."