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Jennifer O Jennifer O'Neill
Kim Obrist
Stephen Lack Stephen Lack
Cameron Vale
Patrick McGoohan Patrick McGoohan
Dr. Paul Ruth
Lawrence Dane Lawrence Dane
Braedon Keller
Michael Ironside Michael Ironside
Darryl Revok
Robert A. Silverman Robert A. Silverman
Benjamin Pierce
Larry Perkins Larry Perkins
Security One
Mavor Moore Mavor Moore
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5 years, 10 months ago at Jul 20 16:29
This film left me on the fence, the plot often makes no sense, and as the killers try to "kill" the character of Stephen Lack, I wonder if the intentions of the character played by Michael Ironside were true or merely attempts to convince the protagonist to join him. Moreover, although most of the characters are poorly worked except the character Darryl Revok, the special effects are really impres... read more

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6 years, 9 months ago at Aug 23 8:45
Since I’m a huge fan of David Cronenberg’s work, of course, I was really eager to check this flick. Basically, it is one of those old-fashioned horror movies that Cronenberg used to make before he became more mainstream. At the end of the day, you either dig those movies or you don’t but I thought it was pretty good. Indeed, the special effects were quite awesome and gruesome and I really en... read more
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Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement.
Release date: 14 January 1981
UPC: 027616865496
Tags: Horror (17), Sci-fi (13), 1980s (9), 1981 (8), Thriller (7), Telekinesis (5), Canada (5), (5), Drama (4), Conspiracy (4), Automobile (3), Gore (3), Dark (2), Cult Classic (2), Exploding Head (2), Remake (2), Falling From Height (2), Exploding Body (2), Pregnancy (2), Body Horror (2)
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