OHMS (1980 film)

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Rose Township Ohio from Clay Road.JPG
Some scenes from the film were shot at this location[citation needed]
Directed by Dick Lowry
Produced by Neil T. Maffeo
Written by Gene Case
Music by Elizabeth Swados
Release date
  • January 2, 1980 (1980-01-02) (CBS)
Country United States
Language English

OHMS is a 1980 American television film directed by Dick Lowry.[1][2] It stars Ralph Waite, David Birney, Talia Balsam, Dixie Carter and also features Leslie Nielsen[3] as the governor. It was broadcast on CBS on January 2, 1980. The film is about a conservative farmer in the Midwest who leads a group of local residents lobbying against a power company invading their land. It was shot on location in New Philadelphia, Ohio.[4]

Plot summary[edit]

Faced with a large corporation's attempt to erect large electric towers on private owners' land against their wishes, a conservative farmer organizes community resistance.[5]



  1. ^ Luckin, Bill (1 January 1990). Questions of Power: Electricity and Environment in Inter-war Britain. Manchester University Press. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-7190-3302-5. 
  2. ^ Roberts, Jerry (5 June 2009). Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press. p. 349. ISBN 978-0-8108-6378-1. 
  3. ^ "Leslie Nielsen Filmography". The Washington Post. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  4. ^ TV Guide. Triangle Publications. 1979. p. 256. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "OHMS". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "OHMS Movie Cast". Reelz. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 

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