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Ghost in the Machine (1993)

R
95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Karl Hochman is a technician in a computer store. He is also known as the "Address Book Killer" due to his habit of stealing people's address books and proceeding to murder anyone listed in the book. Terry Munroe and her son Josh come into...See moreKarl Hochman is a technician in a computer store. He is also known as the "Address Book Killer" due to his habit of stealing people's address books and proceeding to murder anyone listed in the book. Terry Munroe and her son Josh come into the store to purchase software, and a salesman uses Terry's address book to demonstrate a handheld scanner. Karl obtains the book, and while driving to Terry's house that night in a thunderstorm, his car runs off the road and lands upside down in a cemetery. While Karl is undergoing an MRI at a hospital, a surge of lightning courses through the building, and Karl's mind is transformed into electrical energy. Karl uses the electrical grid and computer networks to continue his killing spree. It is up to Terry, Josh, and computer hacker Bram Walker to stop him before it is too late. Written by Rebekah Swain (rkoshea1956@hotmail.com) See less
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James H. Spencer (as James Spencer)
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$ 12,000,000
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$ 1,854,431
Gross (USA)
$ 5,086,909
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Dec 29, 1993 (United States)

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37 cast members
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Karen Allen
Terry Munroe Terry Munroe   See fewer
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Chris Mulkey
Bram Wlaker Bram Wlaker   See fewer
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Ted Marcoux
Karl Hopkins Karl Hopkins   See fewer
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Wil Horneff
Josh Munroe Josh Munroe   See fewer
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Jessica Walter
Elaine Spencer Elaine Spencer   See fewer
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Rick Ducommun
Phil Stewart Phil Stewart   See fewer
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Nancy Fish
Karl's Landlord Karl's Landlord   See fewer
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Jack Laufer
Elliott Miller Elliott Miller   See fewer
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Shevonne Durkin
Carol Maibaum Carol Maibaum   See fewer
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Richard McKenzie
Frank Mallory Frank Mallory   See fewer
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Mickey Gilbert
Mickey the Driver Mickey the Driver   See fewer
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Ken Thorley
Salesman Salesman   See fewer
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Carl Gabriel Yorke
Safety Technician Safety Technician   See fewer
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Richard Schiff
Scanner Technician Scanner Technician   See fewer
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Walter Addison
Veteran Cop Veteran Cop   See fewer
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Matthew Glave
Rookie Cop Rookie Cop   See fewer
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Carlease Burke
Woman Cop Woman Cop   See fewer
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Chris Ellis
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Dom Magwili
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Charles Stransky
Cop at Police Station Cop at Police Station   See fewer
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Alix Koromzay
Punk Girl Punk Girl   See fewer
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Helen Greenberg
Customer Customer   See fewer
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Nigel Gibbs
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Andrew Woodworth
Home Security Man Home Security Man   See fewer
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Zack Phifer
Priest Priest   See fewer
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Don Keith Opper
Man in Office Man in Office   See fewer
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Mitchell R. Parnes
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Edwina Moore
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Lady in Black (uncredited) Lady in Black (uncredited)   See fewer
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4.4 / 10 | 2,927 votes