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Mindbender (1996)

Mindbender is the story of Uri Geller, probably the world's most famous psychic. The film shows his rise to fame from small shows in the middle east where he amazed audiences with his ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Russell

Writers:

Ken Russell, Yael Stern-O'Dwyer (as Yael Stern)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ishai Golan ... Uri Geller
Terence Stamp ... Joe Hartman
Idan Alterman ... Shipi
Hetty Baynes Hetty Baynes ... Kitti Hartman
Delphine Forest Delphine Forest ... Sharon
Rachel Elner Rachel Elner ... Hanna
Raffi Tavor ... Uri's Father (as Rafi Tabor)
Aviva Yoel Aviva Yoel ... Uri's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Naomi Ackerman Naomi Ackerman ... Linda
Jack Adalist Jack Adalist ... Moti
Gilat Ankori ... Glamorous Lady
Erez Atar Erez Atar ... Uri a a child
Tami Barak Tami Barak ... Hotel Maid
Tomi Barak Tomi Barak
Joel Eckhardt Joel Eckhardt ... CIA Man
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Storyline

Mindbender is the story of Uri Geller, probably the world's most famous psychic. The film shows his rise to fame from small shows in the middle east where he amazed audiences with his parapsychological feats of spoon-bending and clock-fixing. Terence Stamp plays a scientist who brings him to America. Written by ARCHIE MOORE <ar.moore@student.qut.edu.au>

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Bring your broken clocks and watches to the theater See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Israel

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Uri Geller See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Major Motion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Disregard Uri's childhood and the scene that is set at the Olympic Games 2000 in Sydney, 4 years after the movie's release, the main part of the movie is set in the time period 1969 (his first performance)-1974 (the US government experiments. Uri's marriage with Hannah is set in 1979. See more »

Goofs

The name of the "Stanford Research Institute" in Menlo Park, California, in which the experiments on Uri's talents were done in the 1970s is named "Stanton" in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Uri Geller: I'm Uri Geller. Yes, I am the real Uri Geller.
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Connections

References Pretty Woman (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Rocket Man
written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
performed by Elton John
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True story twisted beyond recognition
22 June 2001 | by pUSSELSee all my reviews

I was under the impression that Uri Geller was illusionist using simple parlor tricks to impress his gullible audience. After watching this movie however, I realized that I was misinformed. It turns out that Geller is a superhero on the run from the military, that wants to use his powers for evil. Yes, it's that stupid.

Endorsed by Geller himself this is a lame, selfserving piece of crap. Is it drama, comedy, or sci-fi thriller? Who knows? It appears the director couldn't decide, and made it a little bit of everything, none of which has any redeeming qualities.

As a reasonably intelligent person this movie made me want to beat myself in the head with a shovel.


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