TV Movie | PG | | Drama, Sci-Fi
A German scientist works on a way of quelling overly aggressive soldiers by developing implants that directly stimulate the pleasure centers of the brain.
Actor Lewis J. Stadlen portrayed the main character of Private James Reese, played by Christophe Walken in the film, during the 1970 premiere New York stage theatrical season. Both Wadlen and Walken appeared in 1970s Merchant Ivory feature films shot in the USA and directed by James Ivory with the pictures being 'Savages' (1972) and 'Roseland' (1977) respectively.
Frankly, who would miss him?
Dr. Frederick: Who would miss him? Who, indeed. God help lonely people.
After the end credits have rolled, over a freeze-frame of Private Reese, a Newsweek magazine cover picturing a monkey titled "Probing the Brain" is displayed, along with the text "In 1954, two Canadian scientists discovered that the brain contained areas of pleasure and of pain. Since then, in research institutes, hospitals, and sanitariums all over the world, electrical wires have been placed into the brains of guinea pigs, rabbits, monkeys......and humans."