Baffled! 1973 NR CC

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(17) IMDb 5.9/10

A race-car driver, Tom Kovack, develops mysterious psychic powers that allow him to warn people of impending danger. No one believes him until he meets an understanding parapsychologist who helps race off to warn those he saw in his terrifying vision.

Starring:
Leonard Nimoy, Susan Hampshire
Runtime:
1 hour 31 minutes

Baffled!

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Thriller, Mystery
Director Philip Leacock
Starring Leonard Nimoy, Susan Hampshire
Supporting actors Rachel Roberts, Vera Miles, Jewel Blanch, Valerie Taylor, Ray Brooks, Angharad Rees, Christopher Benjamin, Mike Murray, Ewan Roberts, Milton Johns, Al Mancini, John Rae, Patsy Smart, Shane Rimmer, Roland Brand, Bill Hutchinson, Frank Mann, Michael Sloan
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Still a worthy movie to check out, but I wish it was complete.
Michael Rogers
The soundtrack is great - the plot is awestriking - and the acting is excellent!
Stephano Rastapopulous
Highly enjoyable, must recommend well good to all fellow happy Carpathians.
David

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 21, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
It's been a long time since I've seen this movie, but the delight I experienced has not dissipated.
Baffled is a light murder mystery, with touches of the paranormal. When Tom Kovak, a race car driver (Leonard Nimoy) starts seeing visions, he is driven to a psychologist (Susan Hampshire), to deal with the trauma. Eventually these visions help them save someone from dying.
The chemistry between Nimoy and Hampshire is good, and the movie rapidly moves along.
It was meant to be a pilot movie to a television show, but it never was made into a series. "Tom Kovak, Psychic Detective" would have made a corny, but appropriate title.
It's a pity this film is not on video at this time. I'm a big fan of Leonard Nimoy, but more than that, this film is a good example of a dry British mystery. It kept me in suspense, the location was beautiful, and the dialogue was crisp.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael Rogers on March 31, 2012
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
Baffled! was a 1973 TV movie/pilot made in the UK distributed by ITC (The Muppet Show, Space:1999). It was also shown theatrically in some places. In the early 80's it was released to video by 20'th Century Fox video. Since then it was out of print until the mid 90's when it was released on another label recorded in EP. It also was edited compared to the 20'th Century Fox video version (I estimate the editing at about 5 minutes). That video is also now out of print. Now, Baffled can be streamed from Amazon, but alas has the most recent master which is the one that was used for that video and carries the edits. Still a worthy movie to check out, but I wish it was complete.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Winston Smith on February 1, 2014
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If you are a fan of 70s-era made-for-TV horror, this will fit the bill nicely. Nimoy plays a race car driver who inexplicably starts getting psychic premonitions, which lead him to mysterious goings on at an old English castle. He brings a plucky blonde paranormal expert along for the ride. A bit X-files meets Scooby Doo at the Night Gallery. And a GREAT atmospheric soundtrack. Unfortunately the transfer is a big disappointment. You'll see distracting, blocky MPEG compression artifacts frequently (even the highest setting of noise-reduction on my TV didn't help...) and occassional horizontal tracking lines, suggesting this was sourced from tape. That said, it is a WATCHABLE transfer... comparable to some of the crappy multi-disc/public domain box sets you might find in the bargain bin.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Western NY Reader on May 28, 2013
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I love this movie, but not this version (Amazon instant Video). I had it on video that I took off the TV and watched so many times I knew the dialogue by heart. Having not seen it for many years (haven't had a VCR for many years), on impulse I decided to buy it to watch on my computer. So many scenes have been shortened that if I didn't know the dialogue, I'd never be able to fully follow the story. So while its dated by the wardrobe, the movie has held up for me. But not this butchered version.
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Format: DVD
Just finished watching "Baffled!"
"Baffled!" was the pilot for a potentially great supernatural mystery series that was unfortunately never made.
"Baffled!" centers around Thomas Chester Kovack [Leonard Nimoy], a race car driver who has a vision of an English manor house and a woman and her daughter who are in some kind of deadly danger after a nearly fatal wreck on a race track. Pronouced dead at the scene, Kovack surprises everyone by coming around and climbing out of his car.
Later on a late night talk show, Kovack disarmingly describes the vision he saw, which catches the attetnion of rare bookseller Michelle Brent [Susan Hampshire]. A student of the occult, Michelle is convinced that Kovack's vision is a real one and that its up to them to save the mother and daughter from harm.
Kovack, though impressed that Michelle tracked him down to his apartment - she called in a favor to get his address, thinks she's just a cute, but kooky chick - this is the 70s remember - until she convinces him to draw the manor house and when he does, she shows him a photo of the house from a book on English manor houses that she has in her purse.
Still unconvinced, Kovack wishes Michelle a safe trip back to England, and is just about to take a shower when he has another vision of the hosue and of him falling off a cliff into the sea - after he's released from the vision, Kovack finds himself on the floor, drenched in salt-water.
Now its Kovack who tracks down Michelle in England, and together they book rooms in the manor house, where Kovack sees the mother and daughter in the vision.
Kovack and Michelle unravel the mystery which appears to be motivated by money; but has ominious supernatural overtunes....
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By Schlitze on September 13, 2014
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Great 70's tv pilot staring the one and only Leonard Nimoy. A fairly preposterous plot, and though I can see all the flaws of this production I still really enjoyed it as I love shows from this era. I'm a Star Trek TOS fan as well, so it's really fun to see Nimoy in a different role. If you enjoy TV shows and movies from the 70's, I do think you will like this. Enjoy some Nimoy!

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By Christopher F. Nelson on July 11, 2014
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I remember watching Baffled when it appeared on TV. Great film. Its clear that this was a pilot for a series. One has a choice of seeing either the US (longer) or the British (shorter). I like the movie and recommend getting it.
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