Brainstorm

Synopsis: Brilliant researchers Lillian Reynolds and Michael Brace have developed a system of recording and playing back actual experiences of people. Once the capability of tapping into "higher brain functions" is added in, and you can literally jump into someone else's head and play back recordings of what he or she was thinking, feeling, seeing, etc., at the time of the recording, the applications for the project quickly spiral out of control. While Michael Brace uses the system to become close again to Karen Brace, his estranged wife who also works on the project, others start abusing it for intense sexual experiences and other logical but morally questionable purposes. The government tries to kick Michael and Lillian off the project once the vast military potential of the technology is discovered. It soon becomes obvious that the government is interested in more than just missile guidance systems. The lab starts producing mind torture recordings and other psychosis inducing material. When o
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director(s): Douglas Trumbull
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  2 wins & 6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Rotten Tomatoes:
63%
PG
Year:
1983
106 min
28 Views

I think I can get it down to size...

...and make it look attractive.

Maybe something like...

...stereo headphones.

Oh, I'm not worried about that.

I know you can.

It's Michael.

You're gonna have to work

very closely with him.

Is that a problem?

No.

- That won't be any problem.

- Good.

Not for me.

Hal, I'm gonna kill you after this.

Lillian, you don't understand.

It's part of my...

- What are you upset about?

- It's gonna be slow and agonizing.

It's not part of your job.

I know what you wanted to do.

You wanted to grease yourself

with the boss.

I did not.

Why don't you wait and see

what he has to say?

Why don't you grow up!

Be careful.

I hate this junk!

Hello, Michael.

Good to see you.

- Lillian.

- Hi, Alex. How are you?

Well, won't you sit down?

Well...

...congratulations.

For what?

Hal said you had a breakthrough.

Well, Hal's crazy.

Did you have a breakthrough or not?

Yes.

Alex, dear, it was just another test.

A little better, but still crude.

What's the big problem?

The superconductors have to be chilled

to 270 below to work.

The whole thing is too big and heavy.

Your hotshots, Evans and Wetmore,

failed on that one year after year.

Courtesy, Evans-Wetmore.

It's a superconducting chip.

No cooling needed.

When did they do this?

You need it...

...it's yours.

Keep it quiet.

Data processing division

will go right through the roof...

...with the high-speed

computer applications of that thing.

Karen has expressed enthusiasm

to help us market it and package it.

Alex, I think you're moving too fast.

You haven't even seen it yet.

There's more to it

than just practical applications...

...and packaging.

Lillian...

...I know you can do it.

I know you can do it.

I'd like a demonstration.

I want you...

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