Threshold (1981)

PG   |    |  Drama, Sci-Fi


Threshold (1981) Poster

The celebrated heart surgeon Dr. Vrain supports the research of the offbeat scientist Aldo Gehring, who is inventing an artificial heart. Dr. Vrain performs the first artificial human heart... See full summary »


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Director:

Richard Pearce

Writer:

James Salter

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30 June 2006 | wesish
9
| Sci-fi in 1981, almost true to life in 1998
This movie is well-worth watching and I highly recommend it for many of the reasons from others listed here. As another reviewer "tdilts9219" noted, it appears based on the famous Texas heart center in real life. Surprisingly in 1998, the fictional 1981 plot came even closer to a real life situation. In Oxford England, Aug 1998, a renowned heart surgeon Stephen Westaby placed heart replacement pump AB-180 into a young woman Julie Mills to save her life. The AB-180 was invented by George Magovern, a US inventor and has the same key property as the heart replacement in the movie. Add a few of innovations from Jeff Goldblum's fictional inventor, and AB-180 would be a match for the movie. Wait another decade, and it might be another case of sci-fi preceding reality. (source Reader's Digest, April 2000)

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Release Date:

21 January 1983

Language

English


Country of Origin

Canada

Filming Locations

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Box Office

Budget:

CAD5,700,000 (estimated)

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