Brain Dead

Brain Dead

Director: Adam Simon Cast: Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, Bud Cort

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Brain Dead was based on a script by Charles Beaumont, leading some obtuse fans to hail the "return" of that frequent Twilight Zone 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2000
UPC: 0736991435094
Original Release: 1989
Rating: R
Source: New Concorde
Region Code: 1
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:25:00

Special Features

Digitally remastered; Interactive menus; Scene index; Theatrical trailer; Cast biographies; Preview attractions

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Adam Simon Director,Screenwriter
Charles Beaumont Original Story,Screenwriter
Julie Corman Producer
Catherine Hardwicke Production Designer
Gilbert Mercier Art Director
Carol Oblath Editor
Peter Francis Rotter Score Composer
Ronn Schmidt Cinematographer
Gene Serdena Set Decoration/Design
Catherine Taieb Costumes/Costume Designer
Lynn Whitney Associate Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Index
1. records of life [5:09]
2. perceptions of reality [4:04]
3. a matter of trust [3:48]
4. clearly paranoid [3:42]
5. that's my brain! [2:08]
6. pay by the pound [3:44]
7. higher source [2:41]
8. a clean slate [3:16]
9. brain probe [3:51]
10. psychotic visions [2:43]
11. altered states [3:21]
12. the new you [3:20]
13. darkest nightmare [3:43]
14. fred and dewey [3:46]
15. where are we? [4:23]
16. lost and found [2:49]
17. déjà vu [4:25]
18. best possible hands [2:08]
19. treading water [1:59]
20. i'm not Halsey [3:36]
21. hallucinations [3:18]
22. collision course [3:14]
23. do no harm [4:10]
24. am i...dreaming? [5:00]

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