- The First Power
name = The First Power
caption = German poster
producer = David Madden
writer = Robert Resnikoff
Lou Diamond Phillips Jeff Kober Mykelti Williamson Tracy Griffith Dennis Lipscomb Carmen Argenziano Clayton Landey
Theo van de Sande
editing = Michael Bloecher
April 6, 1990
runtime = 98 minutes
country = USA
language = English
budget = $10,000,000 (estimated)
gross = $22,424,195 (USA)
amg_id = 1:17503
imdb_id = 0099578
serial killerPatrick Channing (played by Jeff Kober), known by most as the Pentagram Killer, is at large in Los Angeles, killing innocent people as a sacrifice to Satan. His specific MOis engraving a pentagramsymbol into the flesh of his victims before killing them.
Detective Russell Logan (played by
Lou Diamond Phillips) is determined to bring the Pentagram Killer to justice. He receives an anonymous phonecall from a psychic called Tess Seaton (played by Tracy Griffith) who can "feel" where he's going to strike next. Taking her word as correct, Logan goes on a stakeoutand manages to track down Channing's lair. Logan manages to capture Channing, but not before taking a nasty stab wound to the chest.
Logan manages to recover from his
stomach injuryand Channing is given the death penaltyby the authorities and is killed in a gas chamber. However, since Channing is a worshipper of Satan, Satan grants Channing The First Power -- resurrection. Channing returns from beyond the grave and is able to appear or disappear at will, as well as possess others. His highest priority -- get his revenge on Russell Logan.
*imdb title|0099578|The First Power
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