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|Directed by||Mike Gray|
|Produced by||James Rosenfield|
|Written by||Mike Gray|
|Starring|| Robert Carradine |
|Music by||Tangerine Dream|
|Edited by|| Robert Leighton |
|Distributed by||New World Pictures|
Wavelength is a 1983 science fiction film written and directed by Mike Gray and starring Robert Carradine, Cherie Currie, and Keenan Wynn.
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Harold Michael "Mike" Gray was an American writer, screenwriter, cinematographer, film producer and director.
Robert Reed Carradine is an American actor. A member of the Carradine family, he made his first appearances on television western series such as Bonanza and his late brother David's TV series, Kung Fu. Carradine's first film role was in the 1972 film The Cowboys, which starred John Wayne and Roscoe Lee Browne. Carradine also portrayed fraternity president "Lewis Skolnick" in the Revenge of the Nerds series of comedy films.
Bobby Sinclaire (Robert Carradine) , a failing Californian musician, meets psychic Iris Longacre (Cherie Currie) in a bar and they begin a relationship. At Sinclaire's apartment, Longacre begins to hear things others cannot. The young couple discover the voices are from a childlike race of aliens being held by the U.S. government after their UFO crashed. The government plans to use the trio of aliens for experimentation and dissection in an supposedly abandoned underground bunker located near Sinclaire's apartment. The couple decides to liberate the aliens and help them return them to their mothership.
TV Guide gave the movie two out of five stars, praising the movie's sense of morality and soundtrack, but found Carradine's performance lacking during the music scenes and the narration at the beginning and ending of the film to be very detrimental to the movie.Moria found that the movie has a promising build up, but that the film heads in predictable directions, and that its special effects were lacking. . Creature Feature found that the movie was an interesting morality tale, and also praised the soundtrack, but said that the use of children to play the aliens hampered the film. As of September 2019, the movie held an audience score of 36% at Rotten Tomatoes
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It was planned for the movie to be released before E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, but implementation of the films special effects delayed its release.
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Wavelength (1983) is the fourth soundtrack album and twentieth overall by the German band Tangerine Dream. It is the soundtrack for the film Wavelength starring Robert Carradine, Cherie Currie, and Keenan Wynn.
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Francis Xavier Aloysius James Jeremiah Keenan Wynn was an American character actor. His expressive face was his stock-in-trade; and though he rarely carried the lead role, he had prominent billing in most of his film and television roles.
|2.||"Wavelength Main Title"||1:54|
|4.||"Mojave End Title"||3:59|
|14.||"Running Through The Hills"||1:30|
|16.||"Mojave End Title Reprise"||3:51|
Many of the tracks are remixes from other albums:
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