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WndBlwnSnw wrote at 2013-12-25 12:23:36
Question asked above.....Man uses electric current from a broken light socket of a lamp to keep an alien from taking over his body.

Answer....."The Aliens Are Coming" (1980). I remember an actor from Barney Miller (Max Gail) was in it, then cross referenced it to the name of the movie. I remembered seeing it in the mid 1980s which was probably when you also saw it. We actually liked it and always wondered what the name was.  

WndBlwnSnw wrote at 2013-12-25 12:41:18
Here is a YouTube clip of "The Aliens are coming" showing the exact scene you refer to. A man in a motel room staves off an alien with 100 volt shock from a broken lamp. Hover Dam is mentioned in this movie. nearly 30 years I've wanted to see this movie again.

jm wrote at 2016-10-06 00:25:42
Mot sure when you posted #1 = "The Aliens Are Coming" (1980) but I noticed i posted this question 7 years ago and wanted to drop a note that was the correct movie! Awesome! Itw as exaclty what I rembered

Now if I can ever figure out what #2 and #3 where lol...

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