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Shadey ★★½ 1987 (PG-13)

The premise for this oddball comedy came to someone in the wee hours: I've got it! Mildmannered mechanic can film peo ple's thoughts; wants to use his gift only for good, but needs money for a sex change operation. Assorted bad guys want to use him for evil purposes. Strange, but not bad; Helmond's character is memorable. 90m/C VHS . GB Anthony Sher, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Macnee, Katherine Helmond, Leslie Ash, Larry Lamb, Bernard Hepton; D: Philip Saville; W: Snoo Wilson; C: Roger Deakins; M: Colin Towns.