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  • 1981
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Science Fiction

This confusing, silly story from writer-director Michael Crichton concerns hypnotic TV commercials, models, and stun guns. Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts (Albert Finney) becomes a murder suspect after two models on whom he operated are killed. Bucking the police to investigate the case himself with model Cindy (Susan Dey), Larry discovers that a corporation...read more

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This confusing, silly story from writer-director Michael Crichton concerns hypnotic TV commercials, models, and stun guns. Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts (Albert Finney) becomes a murder suspect after two models on whom he operated are killed. Bucking the police to investigate the case

himself with model Cindy (Susan Dey), Larry discovers that a corporation headed by John Reston (James Coburn) is making three-dimensional images of the models (played by former Playboy centerfolds) for subliminal advertisement purposes. Reston's henchmen attempt to stop Larry's snooping through

the use of stun guns that make the user invisible and put the victim in a trance--action that might profitably have been stressed at the expense of the muddled plot.

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  • Released: 1981
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: This confusing, silly story from writer-director Michael Crichton concerns hypnotic TV commercials, models, and stun guns. Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts (Albert Finney) becomes a murder suspect after two models on whom he operated are killed. Bucking the p… (more)

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