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William Hurt William Hurt
Eddie Jessup
Blair Brown Blair Brown
Emily Jessup
Bob Balaban Bob Balaban
Arthur Rosenberg
Charles Haid Charles Haid
Mason Parrish
Thaao Penghlis Thaao Penghlis
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Altered states is a very well-acted, cleverly written, and conceptually ambitious Sci-fi thriller that, like so many other praise-worthy titles, has been almost completey forgotten today, 30 years after the making. The little recognition it does still recieve is due largely to its appeal toward drug sub-culture, but this is far from the most interesting aspect of this film. Where the movie truly s... read more
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Harvard scientist Eddie Jessup's (William Hurt) mind-altering experiments on himself, involving a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber, get out of control when his handiwork shuttles him back and forth on the evolutionary spectrum -- from human to ape-man. Equal parts sci-fi actioner, 1960s psychedelic trip and farce, the film was based on a Paddy Chayefsky novel and received Oscar nominations for music and sound. Blair Brown co-stars.
Release date: 25 December 1980
UPC: 085391107620
Tags: Horror (11), Sci-fi (6), Fantasy (6), Drama (6), Drugs (5), 1980s (5), 1980 (5), Based On Novel (3), Hallucination (3), Usa (3), Evolution (3), Surrealism (3), Psychedelic (2), Quest For Knowledge (2), Sex (2), Genetic Regression (2), Anthropologist (2), 1970s (1), Essential Cinema (1), Drug Trip (1)
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