Benson must wear a dogtag that says to call University Hospital if he is injured, as his atomic power pack may emit radiation.
While he is recovering, a woman identifying herself by the name of Angela Black gives Morris a black wig for Benson, whose head was shaved prior to the operation. Morris goes back to his normal work, where he interviews a man who volunteers to have electrodes put into his mind to stimulate pleasure.
Morris refuses him, but realizes that people like Benson could potentially become addicts. He recalls a Norwegian man with schizophrenia, who was allowed to stimulate himself as much as he wanted, and did so much that it actually gave him brain damage.
McPherson, head of the Neuro-Psychiatric Service, interviews Benson, who is still convinced that machines are conspiring to take over the world. After resting for a day, Benson goes through "interfacing.
Each produces different results. One of the electrodes stimulates a sexual pleasure. Ross asks Gerhard to monitor Benson every ten minutes. Gerhard shows his findings to Ross, who realizes that the seizures are getting more frequent. She explains that Benson is learning to initiate seizures involuntarily because the result of these seizures is a shock of pleasure, which leads to him having more frequent seizures.
Ross checks on Benson, and discovers that, due to the clerical error of the nurses not having been able to read McPherson's signature, Benson has not been receiving his Thorazine. She then finds out that Benson, using the black wig and disguising himself as an orderly, has evaded the police officer assigned to guard him and escaped from the hospital. Ross goes to Benson's house, but instead finds two girls who say he has a gun and blueprints for the basement of University Hospital, where the computer mainframe is located.
Ellis searches at a strip club where Benson, who is fascinated with all things sexual, spends a lot of time, but fails to find him. She proves to have been a dancer with the real name of Doris Blankfurt. After answering questions at the police station, Ross goes home. Benson arrives at her house, and has a seizure, which causes him to attack Ross.
Just before losing consciousness herself, Ross manages to turn on her microwave oven. The microwave radiation disrupts the atomic pacemaker in Benson's shoulder, and he flees. After switching clothes to hide the bruises on her neck, Ross goes back to the hospital and goes to sleep. Morris goes to this airport hotel, where he remembers that Benson had first been arrested for assault and battery, and a bartender says he saw Benson an hour ago leaving with a mechanic identified as "Joe," who took him to the hangar.
Morris goes to this hangar and finds Joe severely beaten. He is in turn attacked by Benson, who smashes the lower part of his face in with a steel pipe and then flees. Ross, back at the hospital, is awakened by Gerhard. She has a call from Benson. When Anders traces the call, he realizes that Benson is inside the hospital. Gerhard's and Richards's computers begin to malfunction, as if somebody was disturbing the mainframe.
Anders and Ross go down into the basement in search of Benson. Anders locates Benson and has a brief firefight, injuring and disarming Benson before becoming lost in the maze of corridors.
Benson goes back to the computer room to finish shutting down the computer mainframe and finds Ross. After Ross picks up Benson's gun, Benson returns to the computer and goes to steal the gun from Ross. After an intense, tearful internal struggle, Ross finally shoots and kills Benson unintentionally. At one stage it was known as The Sympathetic Man.
Crichton stated at one point that out of his body of work, it was his least favorite. The novel was made into a film in The viewer learns threw the eyes of the patient. The main story line still comes across well, and the viewer experiences the emotions and dilemmas of the patient.
The irony here is that a science has now proven the film's premise correct. Animal studies confirm the side effects vividly depicted in the film. As we enter the new millennium, severe pain and cancer patients use the techniques envisioned by Michael Crichton.
If one likes science and science fiction, it is a good film to pick. The drama of the patients predicament will also entertain drama fans.
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Morons from Outer Space The Great Train Robbery Murder by Numbers Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Harry Benson Joan Hackett Janet Ross Richard Dysart John Ellis Donald Moffat Arthur McPherson Michael C. Robert Morris William Hansen Ezra Manon Jill Clayburgh Angela Black Norman Burton Ralph Friedman Matt Clark Benson's Guard Burke Byrnes Benson's Guard Jordan Rhodes Edit Storyline As the result of a head injury, brilliant computer scientist Harry Benson begins to experience violent seizures.
Jun 19, · Hoping to cure his violent seizures, a man agrees to a series of experimental microcomputers inserted into his brain but inadvertently discovers that violence now triggers a pleasurable response his brain /10(K).
The Terminal Man has 21, ratings and reviews. Anne said: The Terminal Man is so far my least favorite of all Michael Crichton's novels. (I'm al /5.
If "The Terminal Man" has one fault, it is the general slowness of the plot. Even though the audience is paid in full for their patience, minutes could have been edited out%. The Terminal Man is a book that Stephen King convinced me to read. I read King's short story called "The Woman In The Room." The story is in King's collection Night Shift and briefly mentions how, according to Crichton, putting wires in people's heads can be a /5().
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