OHMS (1980 film)


Some scenes from the film were shot at this location
Directed by Dick Lowry
Produced by Neil T. Maffeo
Written by Gene Case
Music by Elizabeth Swados
Release dates
  • 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

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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