Sunday, June 11, 2017

Beyond Reason (1977)

Director: Telly Savalas

Writer: Telly Savalas

Composer: Robert Randles

Starring: Telly Savalas, Laura Johnson, Diana Muldaur, Marvin Laird, Bob Basso, Priscilla Barnes, Walter Brooke, Barney Phillips, Douglas Dirkson

More info: IMDb

Tagline:  On the fine line of madness.

Plot: A seemingly succesful psychiatrist begins to lose his grip on reality, and embarks on an affair with a patient.

My rating:  5.5/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

I think what attracted me to watch this was that it was written, directed and starred Telly Savalas.  I dig the guy and all but the film is quite dull.  It's not until the last half hour or more that it gets interesting enough that I thought it would pay off in a way that would justify the deliberately slow pace of the first hour.  It didn't but it came within striking distance.  Maybe I was hoping for something more radical and off the charts.  Some of the acting is mediocre at best.  Savalas does a good job for the most part.  He'd better.  It's his baby all the way through.  Being how it was made in the 70s I had higher expectations.  

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