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Scanners

Scanners

Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Stephen Lack, Jennifer O'Neill, Patrick McGoohan

Overview

The title of this David Cronenberg sci-fi horror film refers to a group of people who have telekinetic powers that allow them to read minds and give them the ability to make other people's heads explode. The children of a group of women who took an experimental tranquilizer during their pregnancies, the scanners are now adults and have become outcasts from society. But Darryl (Michael Ironside) decides to create an army of scanners to take over the world. The only person who can stop him is his brother Cameron (Stephen Lack), who wants to forget that he was ever a scanner. Winner of the International Fantasy Film Award at the 1983 Fantasporto Film Festival, Scanners was followed by a pair of sequels, neither of which involved Cronenberg.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/2014
UPC: 0715515120012
Original Release: 1981
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Sales rank: 9,136

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stephen Lack Vale
Jennifer O'Neill Kim
Patrick McGoohan Dr. Paul Ruth
Lawrence Z. Dane Keller
Chuck Shamata Gaudi
Michael Ironside Revok
Adam Ludwig Crostic
Victor Desy Dr. Gatineau
Mavor Moore Trevellyan
Robert A. Silverman Pierce
Lee Broker Security One
Lee Murray Programmer 1
Geza Kovacs Killer in Record store
Sonny Forbes Killer in Attic
Jerome Tiberghien Killer in Attic
Denis Lacroix Killer in Barn
Louis del Grande First Scanner
Anthony Sherwood Scanner in Attic
Ken Umland Scanner in Attic
Anne Anglin Scanner in Attic
Jack Messinger Scanner at Door
Victor Knight Dr. Frane
Terry Coady Security 1 Car Passenger
Steve Michaels Security 1 Car Driver
Malcolm Nelthorpe Security 2 Car Driver
Nicholas Kilbertus Security 2 Car Passenger
Robert Boyd Hallucinating Guard
Alex Stevens Programmer 3
Neil Affleck Medical Student in Hall
Fred Doederlein Dieter Tautz
Dean Hagopian Programmer 2

Technical Credits
David Cronenberg Director,Screenwriter
Peter Burgess Sound/Sound Designer
Don Cohen Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre David Executive Producer
Dick Smith Makeup Special Effects
Claude Heroux Producer
Michael Ironside Producer
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Jim Kaufman Asst. Director
Brigitte McCaughry Makeup
Henry Pierrig Special Effects
Ronald Sanders Editor
Howard Shore Score Composer
Victor Solnicki Executive Producer
Carol Spier Art Director
Chris Walas Special Effects
Delphine White Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Zeller Special Effects

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Scanners 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
tito More than 1 year ago
"Where gonna do this the scanner way, I'm gonna suck your brain dry!" pretty revolutionary SciFi flick. The movie is overall pretty boring except for the classic scenes with Michael Ironside blowing up a man's head and the great ending. It's ok to watch the movie only once, it's pretty boring... But a SciFi classic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
David Cronenberg's Sci-fi horror classic is definitely a must see or must own DVD for fans of both genres, it's even got great special effects for it's time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film still holds up after all these years. A scary edge of your seat thriller with a mind blowing ending. Ironside also gives his usual great performance. Check this one out but avoid the sequels.