Dull and amateurish z-grade "thriller" concerns an apparently innocent mind experiment being hijacked by shady government interests to test a new brain control concept. Four voluntary subjects (Best, McRaney, Latham and Grapes) have their honesty tested by a trio of intrepid scientists (Collins, Burgess and Peterson) culminating in a population simulation experiment where they recline in fold-out chairs and conjure deep thoughts about a tumultuous event in their past - recollections that are being coaxed by the secret government brain control project, leading to catastrophic results.
Sounds innovative, exciting even - note to self, it isn't. The acting is abysmal, the frequent cut-aways of the pool by the mansion and tall grey building are so over-used they become distracting, and the dialogue is laughable. Poor Gerald McRaney had to start somewhere, and director Joy N.Houck, Jnr was his start. All's well that ends well. James Best can do little to redeem the picture with his morally conflicted priest, quivering and stuttering through a series of awkward admissions, and Latham and Grapes, well, their performances are staggeringly bad. Atrocious isn't a big enough word. Others come to mind.
Doesn't fit the "so bad it's funny" column, nor would it sustain many Gerald McRaney fans - it's difficult to find a reason to watch this movie, but I guess, one man's trash is another man's treasure so if you're terminally bored and up for anything, let the "Brain Machine" take control.
Review by Chase_Witherspoon from the Internet Movie Database.