Robert Dean (Michael Dudikoff) is an engineer with Gencom, a multi-national technology firm. Dean suddenly begins losing most of his memory. As Dean tries to figure out what is happening to him, he makes the shocking discovery that Gencom has actually been programming him to commit violent crimes for their benefit, and then forget what he's done. Now Dean must find out who is responsible and how to stop them before he is driven to kill a US Senator (David Hedison) who is about to expose Gencom...
Michael Dudikoff -- Robert Dean
Director: Fred Olen Ray
Interview on the set of Fugitive Mind
Excerpt from Ultra Filmfax #68
by Brad Linaweaver
BL: How did you become the Senator?
DH: "My agent mentioned the project and gave me the script to read. I said this is quite good. We set up a meeting with Fred Olen Ray [and] had a long chat. I enjoyed finding out that he was a fan of my work. He really knows a lot about old movies and television series. He asked me, what part do you think you are right for? So I said, "All of them." [laughed] We both agreed the Senator was an obvious choice."
"I had a beard then. Fed was going to let me keep the beard, and I appreciated that. But then I thought better of it. I couldn't see a Senator of today with a beard, so I shaved it off."
BL: How would you describe the film?
DH: "The cloning aspect is not so much science fiction anymore, but I'd describe it as a thriller. The brainwashing element is especially interesting."
BL: What do you think of the attempt to ban human cloning research?
DH: "I don't see why... I don't think there is anything wrong with this line of research. What are they afraid of? Do they think scientists are going to clone someone like Manson? That's nonsense. Medical science shouldn't be stopped. Let's see what happens."