Sci Fi Chiller without the Sci Fi
Eric A. Ashley | Elkhart, IN United States | 08/12/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
""Fugitive Mind" was produced for Canadian TV and recently released in the US as a feature-length movie. A company named GENCOM has reprogrammed the mind of one of its employees (Michael Dudikoff) to kill a political figure. With the help of his girlfriend (Heather Langenkamp), Robert must fight to regain his lost personality and stop GENCOM before it is too late.This movie is bad... poor scripting, bad acting and virutally no science fiction aspects, despite this being a sci-fi movie. I only bought it because I am a Heather Langenkamp fan (she was in the original "A Nightmare on Elm Street"), but all others should stay away.Also stars Michele Green ("The Unborn II") and Gil Gerard."
THE FOREVER CINEMATIC BEACH BOY
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 05/06/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Michael Dudikoff is one of those guys who will always look like a beachboy, even when he's in his seventies. Handsome in that Californian way, Dudikoff has managed to stay fit and trim and a likeable hero. FUGITIVE MIND breaks no new territory in plot line or suspense, but it's a passable mind control pic.
Dudikoff plays Robert Dean, a happily married man with a lovely adoring wife (played stonefaced by Michele Greene). However, he has horrifying nightmares in which he is obviously going to kill someone. This someone turns out to be David Hedison who plays a senator about to expose the government-sponsored agency that is dealing with cloning experiments. A myriad type plot begins and while it sometimes becomes confusing, we are exposed to the real idea of the plot. Seems Dudikoff is not who he thinks he is and once he runs into former lovelady Heather Langenkamp (Nightmare on Elm Street), he finds out the truth. Along for the ride are a surprisingly plump Gil Gerard as a private investigator; Barry Newman as the doctor behind the mess; Gabriel Dell as a young doctor who exposes the plot; and Ian Ogilvy as the heinous perpetrator of the experiment. Add Chick Vennara as the senator's duplicitous aide and you have the ingredients for this direct to video scifi thriller.
Not a great film but an adequate time passer."
Suspensfull, unpredicatble, intellagent,...anything else?
W Ibrahim | South Shields, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom | 01/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First of, I don't believe this movie is getting such a hard time in reviews. I thought it was great!
Although Michael Dudikoff is the dominent lead I think Heather Langenkamp stole the movie. And this is the only reason I bought this, because of her. Because of her roles as Nancy in the Nightmare on elm street movies. For a Heather fan this is a true gem! But I discovered even more reasons to like this.
The scientifical intellagence, the suspensfull unpreciatble storyline, the action and everything in between.
This movie has made me a Michael Dudikoff fan also.
This could had been a masterpiece but instead is in comferbale position of the best tv movie ever made!
But it does have some bad qualities. Heather and Michael were great leading roles, but some of the other actors. The acting was weak from some. And I would have liked to have seen a bit more development. It seemed a bit rushed in places. I would have liked to have seen a bit of gun action to (but this is a totally different point). In my oppinion this movie is like a lessor effort of "aliens" and "terminator".
That may sound like a bad thing, but I only say lessor as the movie is "TV". But I must say, it doesn't resemble just another lame TV movie at all. Given a higher budget and more development this could had been a world wide smash!
It does lack in places. But if your a fan of the lead actors and like a bit of science mixed with action, do buy this film!
Its awesome. One thing though, this movie is rated only a PG.
hell no! I think it deserves a higher rating than that! For sure. the science, action and the psyclogial horror makes it so much sronger than a PG.Bottom line is. Buy this movie, plane and simple. You won't be disapointed."