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Man with the Screaming Brain

Man with the Screaming Brain logo
Directed by Bruce Campbell
Produced by Thomas Becker (executive producer)
Bruce Campbell
Written by Bruce Campbell
David Goodman
Sam Raimi
Starring Bruce Campbell
Tamara Gorski
Stacy Keach
Ted Raimi
Music by Joseph LoDuca
Cinematography David Worth
Editing by Shawn Paper
Running time 90 minutes
Country Germany / USA
IMDb profile

Man with the Screaming Brain is a 2005 science fiction/slapstick film directed by, co-written by, and starring Bruce Campbell. It is Campbell's feature film directorial debut. The film was co-written by David Goodman and co-stars Ted Raimi. Image File history File links Man with the Screaming Brain logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Bruce Lorne Campbell (born June 22, 1958) is an American actor. ... Thomas Becker (born 6 July 1967) is a German slalom canoer who in 1996 won an Olympic bronze medal in the K-1 event. ... David Goodman may refer to: David Goodman, Mother Jones magazine reporter and brother of journalist Amy Goodman. ... Samuel Marshall Raimi (born October 23, 1959) is an American film director, producer, and writer. ... Stacy Keach (born Walter Stacy Keach, Jr. ... Theodore Ted Raimi (b. ... Joseph LuDuca, Film composer. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Slapstick is a type of comedy involving exaggerated physical violence. ... Bruce Lorne Campbell (born June 22, 1958) is an American actor. ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... David Goodman may refer to: David Goodman, Mother Jones magazine reporter and brother of journalist Amy Goodman. ... Theodore Ted Raimi (b. ...


Man with the Screaming Brain was shot in Bulgaria due to low production costs. The film was financed in part by the Sci Fi Channel, where it was aired for the first time on television on September 25, 2005. It premiered on April 3, 2005 at the IHouse in Philadelphia, PA. It was supposed to premiere that same night at the Broadway Theater in Pitman, NJ[1], however that theater went bankrupt earlier in the week and a new venue (the IHouse) was found. Bruce then took the film with him on his book tour and it is being shown at a limited number of theaters throughout the summer of 2005. SCI FI (sometimes rendered SCI FI Channel when part of a longer phrase) is an American cable television channel, launched on September 24, 1992, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Dark Horse Comics published a four-issue series based on the film. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The story has existed in various forms since the mid 1980s. It was originally supposed to take place in East L.A., but after the fall of communism in Bulgaria, that location was chosen. This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... See also: East Los Angeles (region) East Los Angeles (often shortened to East L.A.) is an unincorporated area located in Los Angeles County, California, United States that is bounded by the city of Los Angeles to the west and north, the cities of Montebello and Monterey Park to the... Communism is an ideology that seeks to establish a classless, stateless social organization based on common ownership of the means of production. ...


Plot

Campbell portrays William Cole, the wealthy CEO of a U.S. drug company who travels to Bulgaria in the hopes of diversifying his company's financial interests. Cole is a stereotypical ugly American who constantly complains about the lack of Americanization of the former communist country. He is accompanied on his trip by his wife, Jackie (portrayed by Antoinette Byron). They hire taxi driver (and former KGB agent) Yegor (played by Vladimir Kolev) to chauffeur them throughout their trip. William asks Yegor for help finding a piece of jewelry for his wife, and Yegor sells him a diamond ring. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... For the 1996 Blur single, see Stereotypes (song). ... For other uses of the term, see Ugly American (disambiguation). ... Taxicab, short forms taxi or cab, is a type of public transport for a single passenger, or small group of passengers, typically for a non-shared ride. ... Note: This article is about the KGB of the Soviet Union. ...

Cover of Man with the Screaming Brain #1, art by Rick Remender and Hilary Barta

William and Jackie have a fight, and she ends up having sex with Yegor. She walks in on William kissing the hotel maid, the gypsy Tatoya (played by Tamara Gorski), Yegor's ex-fiancée. Tatoya steals Cole's money and the ring that he had planned to give his wife (which, it is later revealed, was once her engagement ring). He chases her, and she hits him over the head with a pipe, putting him in a coma. Yegor witnesses the attack, and Tatoya then kills Yegor with his own gun. Image File history File links cover to Man with the Screaming Brain #1, published by Dark Horse Comics, art by Rick Remender and Hilary Barta File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Languages Romani, languages of native region Religions Christianity, Islam Related ethnic groups South Asians (Desi) The Roma (singular Rom; sometimes Rroma, Rrom) or Romanies are an ethnic group living in many communities all over the world. ...


Dr. Ivan Ivanov (Stacy Keach) and his assistant, Pavel (Raimi) have been developing an anti-rejection drug, and they have been trying to get Cole's attention. They obtain the bodies of William and Yegor and replace the damaged parts of William's brain with healthy tissue from Yegor's brain. For most of the remainder of the film, Cole has a very large scar on his head from the brain surgery. Stacy Keach (born Walter Stacy Keach, Jr. ...


When he awakes, Cole begins to realize that he is not alone in his brain; he sees his own death from Yegor's point of view. He begins to hear Yegor speaking to him inside his head. The two work together and vow to take revenge on the woman that killed them both.


Meanwhile, Jackie Cole seeks revenge on Tatoya as well. Jackie has had William's life support plug pulled. She finds Tatoya in her family's apartment, and Tatoya throws Jackie down the stairs, killing her. Dr. Ivanov and Pavel again obtain the body, this time transplanting her brain into a robot.


Robot-Jackie and William/Yegor chase Tatoya through the town. William/Yegor finally kills her, just as Robot-Jackie's batteries begin to fail. William/Yegor collapses after he and his wife reveal their true feelings for each other. Pavel takes the three bodies back to Dr. Ivanov.

Bruce Campbell as William Cole in Man with the Screaming Brain
Bruce Campbell as William Cole in Man with the Screaming Brain

The film ends with Cole alive and well, back in the United States, on his way to a brain trauma benefit. His wife Jackie is also very much alive, though her brain has apparently been transplanted into Tatoya's body. Image File history File links Man with the Screaming Brain screenshot File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Bruce Lorne Campbell (born June 22, 1958) is an American actor. ...


External links

  • Official site
  • SciFi Channel's site
  • Man with the Screaming Brain at the Internet Movie Database
  • Commentary on the Premier

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man with the screaming brain (652 words)
Man with the Screaming Brain, currently making the rounds at city art-house theaters on the back of Campbell's book tour, is fun for fans of Bruce and the wacky '50s sci-fi flicks that inspired it.
Granted, the plot is a bit thin; the script (by Campbell and David M. Goodman) had to be rewritten at the last minute when the story's setting was moved from East L.A. to Bulgaria, and it shows.
Man with the Screaming Brain is a decent and diverting piece of work from perhaps the hardest-working man in movies.
Movie Review | Man with the Screaming Brain (2005) Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi (973 words)
Man with the Screaming Brain (2005) Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi
As such, "Screaming Brain" looks every bit like the low-budget B-movie that its creator claims it to be -- a film shot entirely in Bulgaria with what couldn't have been a very high budget (nothing shot in Bulgaria ever is).
It goes without saying that if you were to approach "The Man with the Screaming Brain" with the right level of expectations (re: low), it's a pretty funny little film that's worth 90 minutes of your time.
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