Scanners (1981)

R   |    |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller


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A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.


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  • Louis Del Grande in Scanners (1981)
  • Patrick McGoohan and Lawrence Dane in Scanners (1981)
  • "Scanners" Dir. David Cronenberg 1981 Avco Embassy
  • Michael Ironside in Scanners (1981)
  • "Scanners" Michael Ironside 1981 Avco Embassy
  • Jennifer O'Neill in Scanners (1981)

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Director:

David Cronenberg

Writer:

David Cronenberg

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28 April 2007 | tavm
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| Scanners is one of Cronenberg's early films of worth
David Cronenberg is one of the most provocative horror directors ever as one of his early films like Scanners proves. Stephen Lack has just been picked by Dr. Patrick McGoohan to infiltrate a sinister organization of scanners-people of telepathic abilities. Lack is one of them who gets administrated a drug to control his more intense urges. Michael Ironside is the one they're looking for. Jennifer O'Neill, Lawrence Dane, and Robert Silverman also lend support. See heads explode and veins pop! There's lots of exposition but more than enough gore and action to satisfy any hard core fans out there. Film actually seemed a little short but there's not a wasted minute here. All Cronenberg and horror fans should definitely seek this one out.

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Budget:

CAD4,100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,225,876

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,225,876

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