Momentum

  • 2003
  • Movie
  • R
  • Action, Science Fiction

This tossed-together sci-fi film forgoes the weighty themes of Frank L. Herbert and Arthur C. Clarke for action as fractious Feds in pursuit of telekinetic fugitives. Physics professor Zach Shefford (Grayson McCouch) leads a quiet academic life and clearly has nothing in common with the likes of wanted man Adrian Geiger (Michael Massee), who just robbed...read more

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This tossed-together sci-fi film forgoes the weighty themes of Frank L. Herbert and Arthur C. Clarke for action as fractious Feds in pursuit of telekinetic fugitives.

Physics professor Zach Shefford (Grayson McCouch) leads a quiet academic life and clearly has nothing in common with the likes of wanted man Adrian Geiger (Michael Massee), who just robbed an armored car. But they share a peculiar talent born of the top-secret government project in which both participated years earlier. According to the car guards, Geiger and company somehow took control of their vehicle and steered it to a remote spot so they could rob it easily. The FBI investigating team, led by Jordan Ripps (Teri Hatcher), suspect a high-tech remote control device. But rogue operative Raymond Addison (Louis Gossett Jr.) knows better. In 1977, Addison spearheaded a Pentagon research project called Momentum, whose objective was to train telekinetically gifted people as secret weapons. When flaws torpedoed the project, Addison systematically tried to eliminate loose ends like Geiger, who figures that Addison will try to use Shefford to smoke him out. So he instead uses the threat of exposure to recruit the mild-mannered academic to his cause: Exposing the government's mind experiments. With the FBI and Addison anticipating his every move, Shefford must choose sides, and the choices -- mole or turncoat – are both extremely dangerous.

This potboiler is a diverting waste of time that offers fans of Hatcher and Gossett Jr. taking time off from more high-profile projects to have a little fun.

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  • Released: 2003
  • Rating: R
  • Review: This tossed-together sci-fi film forgoes the weighty themes of Frank L. Herbert and Arthur C. Clarke for action as fractious Feds in pursuit of telekinetic fugitives. Physics professor Zach Shefford (Grayson McCouch) leads a quiet academic life and clea… (more)

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