Baffled! 1973 NR CC

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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

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17 of 17 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael Rogers on March 31, 2012
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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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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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