Pressure Point Poster

Release Date: July 3rd, 2006

DVD Release Date: January 20th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
Frustrated by his inability to help an African-American patient who hates whites, a psychiatrist (Peter Falk) asks his superior (Sidney Poitier) to release him from the case. The superior relates a case from his own past during World War II when he treated a young Nazi (Bobby Darin) who despised blacks. Explaining the tragic results of the case, the older psychiatrist encourages his younger colleague not to be swayed by the patient's attitude, to remain objective and to stick with his treatment.

Cast: Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk, Carl Benton Reid, Mary Munday, Barry Gordon, Howard Caine, Anne Barton

Director: Hubert Cornfield

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Stanley Kramer Company

Keywords: 1960s, 1940s, Transformation, Hospital, Doctor, Melodramatic, Fall, Prison, Brooding, Intense


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama