Jesse Logan and James Coburn in Looker (dir. Michael Crichton, 1981).
Dated thriller which advances the laughable idea that media technology could somehow be used to control people. Actually, it is a pretty silly flick. Albert Finney acts with his hairpiece, and nobody else in the cast can act at all. Even a little bit. Certainly not Susan Dey. And no, not even Coburn. God, no. Still, there's a gleeful satiric energy to the fake commercials, broad as the strokes may be, and the central device of the ray gun that makes you stupid is in its own way clever (get it: ray gun, Reagan...?).
Labels: Michael Crichton