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The Sender (1982)

A disturbed telepathic man is unable to fully control his ability to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him, or even influence reality. A female therapist tries to help him, but his mother gets in the way.

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Roger Christian

Writer:

Thomas Baum
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Harrold ... Gail Farmer
Zeljko Ivanek ... The Sender
Shirley Knight ... Jerolyn
Paul Freeman ... Dr. Denman
Sean Hewitt ... The Messiah
Harry Ditson ... Dr. Hirsch
Olivier Pierre Olivier Pierre ... Dr. Erskine
Tracy Harper Tracy Harper ... Young Girl
Al Matthews ... Viet Nam Veteran
Marsha A. Hunt ... Nurse Jo (as Marsha Hunt)
Angus MacInnes ... Sheriff Prouty
Jana Shelden Jana Shelden ... Nurse Reimbold
Manning Redwood ... Policeman
John Stephen Hill John Stephen Hill ... Policeman
Monica Buford Monica Buford ... Dr. Warren
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Storyline

A young man has just been admitted to a mental hospital after attempting suicide at a public beach. Unable to remember even his own name, the doctors call him John Doe #83. Soon after his arrival, the doctor assigned to him begins seeing and hearing things around her that have no explanation. Soon she begins to make the terrifying connection between the things she's seeing and her new patient. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Your dreams will never be the same. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rêves sanglants See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$434,884, 24 October 1982

Gross USA:

$1,054,328

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,054,328
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quentin Tarantino's favorite horror movie of 1982. See more »

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Featured in Dream Logic with Thomas Baum (2019) See more »

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Walk Through the Meadows
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Music by Johnny Pearson
Bosworth Music Ltd
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* * *1/2 out of 4.
14 September 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

A doctor (Kathryn Harroler) tries to find out why a telepathic young man (Zelijko Ivank) is unleashing his nightmares and visions into the minds of the staff and patients and causing them injury. She thinks his weird mother (Shirley Knight) my be part of the cause. Crisp, suspenseful thriller with a solid premise and good production values & performances. One of the best horror films from the 1980's.

Rated R; Violence.


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