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I’m looking for a movie that I remember from when I was a kid watching it, and after much searching, it’s nowhere to be found on the internet. So the movie is about a villain with psychic abilities, for example, he makes a man shoot himself with his powers. The man looks like a white Jesus figure, wearing white robes with long hair and a beard if I remember correctly. At the end of the film, the capture him and remove a part of his brain (that the doctor/nurse says most people don’t have and it’s vestigial) and that part of his brain that was removed was the source of his powers. If I had to guess, the film was made in the 70’s or 80’s but I could be wrong.

Any ideas? It’s driving me nuts…

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Probably not the movie you are looking for, but I’ll let you rule it out. Larry Cohen’s 1976 supernatural thriller “God Told Me To” shares a few of the plot points you described. Ordinary citizens are committing murders in New York. Each confesses to the police that “God told me to”. A cult leader who resembles Jesus (long blonde hair and white robes) is controling people with his mind, driving them to commit murder and suicide. But that is where the similarities end. I haven’t watched the movie in thirty years so some of the plot details are fuzzy, but I don’t think they captured him and removed part of his brain. Here is a link to the movie at imdb in case you want to check it out. The imdb photo gallery has some photos of the blonde, messianic cult leader. It is actually a good movie by a cool cult director and worth checking out even if it isn’t the movie you are looking for. The full movie is on youtube. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075930/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

That’s closer than anything I’ve come across so for, so I’ll check it out and see if it fits my memory of the movie!