Film 1978. Written by Robert Awad. Directed by Robert Awad. Starring Lorna Brown, Richard Comar, Ian De Voy.
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BOGUS BUSINESS BUREAU
1Allberg's BBBRetailStores

Allberg's
One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



2Andre's Self Serve Gas Bar BBBRetailGas Stations

Andre's Self Serve Gas Bar
After watching his Bronswik television set, Tao Tushette buys 47 gallons of super at Andre's Self Serve Gas Bar, even though his tank only holds 12.



3Berg & Berg BBBRetailStores

Berg & Berg
One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



4Berg's 5-10-15 BBBRetailStores

Berg's 5-10-15
One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



5Bratberg Fabrics BBBRetailStores

Bratberg Fabrics
Company implicated in the Bronswik Affair, who recorded a staggering 1964 profit of 953% - it's best year ever.



6Bronswik EnterprisesBBBCorporationsEnterprises

Bronswik Enterprises
Company that manufactured and distributed Bronswik television sets.

7Bronswik Television Set BBBTechnology ProductsAudiovisual Devices

Bronswik Television Set
Television set manufactured and distributed by Bronswik Enterprises, containing the manipuload, Bronswik television sets contain a hidden element known as the manipuload, a highly sophisticated masterpiece of electronic design that causes a normal individual to display bizarre and irrational behavior.



8Capri Tires BBBRetailArts and Crafts Stores

Capri Tires
After watching his Bronswik television set, Sam Brisket buys 28 tires from Capri Tires, even though he has no car.



9Cashberg Discount Stores BBBRetailStores

Cashberg Discount Stores
One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



10Cathy's Corner Handy Store BBBRetailStores

Cathy's Corner Handy Store
Store where Sam Brisket bought his morning paper for more than twenty years, and then waited patiently nearby for his bus.



11D.W. Noseberg & Son BBBRetailStores

D.W. Noseberg & Son
One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



12Dora Salad Oil BBBFood ProductsCondiments

Dora Salad Oil
After watching her Bronswik television set, Edna Petty buys 22 bottles of Dora Salad Oil. When her bag bursts, the bottles plunge two floors down to the ground beneath.



13ECK Industries BBBIndustrial CompaniesIndustries

ECK Industries
The government subsidizes ECK Industries, commissioning them to produce and distribute Professor Berkle's latest invention - View Specs, anti-manipulotic glasses.



14Empire Pictures BBBMedia CompaniesFilm Production Companies

Empire Pictures
Footage of Professor Van Bruegen, inventor of the television and later, the manipuload, provided by Empire Pictures' Real News newsreel.



15Fishberg Bros. BBBRetailStores

Fishberg Bros.
One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



16FT62 ExcessolidBBBTechnology ProductsElectronics

FT62 Excessolid
One of the most advanced instruments available to modern science, utilized when the National Institute of Excessological Studies starts examining the mysterious epidemic's first group of victims in September 1964.

17Gainsberg Bargain Stores BBBRetailDiscount Stores

Gainsberg Bargain Stores
Discount store. One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



18Grossberg & Plattsberg BBBRetailStores

Grossberg & Plattsberg
One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



19I.C.U. Promotions BBBMedia CompaniesFilm Production Companies

I.C.U. Promotions
Affiliated enterprise of the Iconaki Corporation, implicated in the Bronswik Affair.



20Iconaki International BBBCorporationsCompanies

Iconaki International
Company implicated in the Bronswik Affair.



21International League of Electronic Commu... BBBOrganizationsProf. Orgs

International League of Electronic Communicators
Professors Cameron and Goldsmith of the International League of Electronic Communicators research Bronswik television sets, failing to get to the bottom of the Bronswik Affair.



22Justin BBBBeverage ProductsAlcohol

Justin
Alcohol product involved in the Brunswick Affair.



23Kajberg Ltd. BBBRetailStores

Kajberg Ltd.
One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



24KK BBBFood ProductsCandy

KK
Candy bar involved in the Brunswick Affair.



25Litberg's BBBRetailStores

Litberg's
One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



26The Manipuload BBBTechnology ProductsAudiovisual Devices

The Manipuload
Bronswik television sets contained a hidden element known as the manipuload, a highly sophisticated masterpiece of electronic design that emits electromagnetic waves carrying a positive manipulotic charge known as Kwong particles, which exert a powerful effect on the moderation region of the brain's occipital lobe, exposure to which causes a normal individual to display bizarre and irrational behavior.



27Mister Kouf BBBPetsPet Products

Mister Kouf
After watching her Bronswik television set, Jenny Barker buys 6 dozen cans of Mister Kouf dog food, even though she has no dog.



28Multi Products International BBBIndustrial CompaniesIndustries

Multi Products International
Makers of several products implicated in the Bronswik Affair, including Mister Kouf dog food, Zuk laundry detergent and Dora salad oil - accused of engaging with I.C.U. Promotions to boost their sales.



29The National Institute of Excessological... BBBResearch InstitutesInstitutes

The National Institute of Excessological Studies
Abbreviated N.C.E.S. - the institute that starts examining the mysterious epidemic's first group of victims in September 1964.



30Nesberg & Sons LTD. BBBRetailStores

Nesberg & Sons LTD.
One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



31Newberg's Cosmetics BBBRetailStores

Newberg's Cosmetics
One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



32Obeba BBBPersonal CarePerfumes

Obeba
Cologne product involved in the Brunswick Affair.



33Pedro Coffee BBBBeverage ProductsCoffee

Pedro Coffee
Coffee product involved in the Brunswick Affair.



34Pittsberg's Dept. Stores BBBRetailDepartment Stores

Pittsberg's Dept. Stores
Department store. One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



35Real News BBBTelevisionTV-News Shows

Real News
Footage of Professor Van Bruegen, inventor of the television and later, the manipuload, provided by Empire Pictures' Real News newsreel.



36Redberg's BBBRetailStores

Redberg's
One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



37Reitberg Varieties BBBRetailStores

Reitberg Varieties
One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



38Roseberg Hardware BBBRetailHardware Stores

Roseberg Hardware
Hardware store. One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



39Smatzberg & Swatzberg BBBRetailStores

Smatzberg & Swatzberg
One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



40The System BBBCinemaMovies

The System
I.C.U. Promotions film screened by the Iconaki Corporation whistleblower.



41Televix BBBIndustrial CompaniesIndustries

Televix
Company manufacturing the anti-manipulotic glasses known as View Specs, designed by ECK Industries.



42Test X BBBIndustrial CompaniesIndustries

Test X
Company manufacturing the anti-manipulotic glasses known as View Specs, designed by ECK Industries.



43Throat-Eze Cough Syrup BBBDrugsMedicine

Throat-Eze Cough Syrup
Burt Dobbs buys dozens and dozens of bottles of Throat-Eze cough syrup, becoming addicted to the stuff.



44Trickberg Cash & Carry BBBRetailStores

Trickberg Cash & Carry
One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



45View Specs BBBApparelClothing Products

View Specs
The government subsidizes ECK Industries, commissioning them to produce and distribute Professor Berkle's latest invention - View Specs, anti-manipulotic glasses.



46Weinberg Drugstores BBBRetailDrugstores

Weinberg Drugstores
Drugstore. One of the fine stores selling the anti-manipulotic glasses designed by ECK Industries known as View Specs.



47Wonder Wonder Bakery BBBFood StoresBakeries

Wonder Wonder Bakery
Bakery products involved in the Brunswick Affair.



48WWR Enterprises BBBCorporationsEnterprises

WWR Enterprises
Company implicated in the Bronswik Affair.



49Zison BBBPersonal CarePerfumes

Zison
Perfume product involved in the Brunswick Affair.



50Zuk Laundry Detergent BBBMaintenance ProductsCleaning Products

Zuk Laundry Detergent
After watching her Bronswik television set, Bernice Hemingway puts 18 jumbo size boxes of Zuk laundry detergent into her washer at one time, causing quite the mess.



FICTITIOUS TIMELINE
51July 2, 1960 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

July 2, 1960
Professor Pierre Van Bruegen finishes working on the delicate electronic device that would become known as the manipuload, which he believed had been intended for therapeutic use only.



52July 12, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

July 12, 1964
After watching her Bronswik television set, Edna Petty buys 22 bottles of Dora Salad Oil. When her bag bursts, the bottles plunge two floors down to the ground beneath. This event is considered the official beginning of the Bronswik Affair.



53August 1, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

August 1, 1964
After watching his Bronswik television set, Sam Brisket buys 28 tires from Capri Tires, even though he has no car.



54September 4, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

September 4, 1964
The National Institute of Excessological Studies starts examining the mysterious epidemic's first group of victims.



55October 22, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

October 22, 1964
After watching her Bronswik television set, Bernice Hemingway puts 18 jumbo size boxes of Zuk laundry detergent into her washer at one time, causing quite the mess.



56October 25, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

October 25, 1964
After watching his Bronswik television set, Tao Tushette buys 47 gallons of super at Andre's Self Serve Gas Bar, even though his tank only holds 12.



57November 16, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

November 16, 1964
Investigation of Bronswik television set begins.



58November 27, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

November 27, 1964
Nobel prize winning electronics expert Edwin C. Kwong begins his own analysis of the Bronswik television set. Where his colleagues failed, he succeeds, discovering the manipuload device, a highly sophisticated masterpiece of electronic design that causes a normal individual to display bizarre and irrational behavior.



59December 3, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

December 3, 1964
The powerful international Iconaki Corporation is implicated in the Bronswik Affair publicly for the first time.



60December 24, 1964 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

December 24, 1964
Violent demonstrations break out in several shopping centers on Christmas Eve. There are many arrests. Hundreds are injured.



61January 1, 1965 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

January 1, 1965
After finding out the truth about how his manipuload device was really being used, Professor Pierre Van Bruegen writes a confession letter to his dog Fido, implicated the Iconaki Corporation in the Bronswik Affair, before taking his own life.



62January 2, 1965 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

January 2, 1965
Newspapers announce the sudden death of world famous scientist Professor Pierre Van Bruegen, after he takes his own life.



63January 28, 1965 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

January 28, 1965
A noisy campaign is mounted against Bronswik by a league of fanatics. Madness reigns. Hundred of Bronswik television sets are destroyed each day, along with some normal ones.



64February 12, 1965 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

February 12, 1965
The government orders a special cabinet meeting to deal with the Bronswik Affair. A solution must be found. Emergency measures are quickly adopted.



65February 16, 1965 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

February 16, 1965
The 37th regiment of the National Guard is mobilized. The troops are given special training on searching out and destroying the manipuload devices.



66April 1, 1965 Dates20th Century: 60sEvents

April 1, 1965
The file on the Bronswik Affair is officially closed.



MAKE BELIEVE MAP
67Edison Street MapTransit RoutesStreets

Edison Street
Address of Professor Van Bruegen, inventor of the television, and later, the manipuload, a highly sophisticated masterpiece of electronic design that causes a normal individual to display bizarre and irrational behavior.



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68Kwong Particle OtherMatterSubstances

Kwong Particle
Bronswik television sets contained a hidden element known as the manipuload, a highly sophisticated masterpiece of electronic design that emits electromagnetic waves carrying a positive manipulotic charge known as Kwong particles, which exert a powerful effect on the moderation region of the brain's occipital lobe, exposure to which causes a normal individual to display bizarre and irrational behavior.



69Manipuload OtherThemesDark Shadows


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70Professor Pierre Van Bruegen's dog's nam...OtherTriviaName Game-Animals

Professor Pierre Van Bruegen's dog's name.
Spot
Rex
Fido



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