The Sender (1982)

R   |    |  Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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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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25 January 2008 | moonspinner55
| Hysteria and smashed mirrors...
Fitfully effective creep-out, one that sneaked in and out of theaters but managed to find a small audience once it premiered on cable in the mid-1980s. Lovely Kathryn Harrold is very good as a dedicated doctor attempting to understand a handsome young mental patient (Zeljko Ivanek) who is both telepathic and wildly unbalanced. An odd, off-putting piece, though certainly a curious one filmed quite well on a low-budget; its predilection for smashed glass and marauding insects and rodents may turn many viewers off however, and Shirley Knight's performance as the sender's mother nearly lapses into camp (though I actually welcomed this!). ** from ****

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Release Date:

22 October 1982



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Georgia, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$434,884 24 October 1982

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