A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rod Mullinar ...
Ed Jacquard
Bruce Barry ...
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Helen Hemingway ...
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Nurse Panicale (as Maria Mercedes)
Walter Pym ...
Captain Fraser
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Detective Sgt. Grant
Carole-Ann Aylett ...
Paul Young ...
Lover
Marilyn Rodgers ...
Day Desk Nurse
Peggy Nichols ...
Night Desk Nurse
John Murphy ...
Barman
Ray Chubb ...
S.E.C. Worker
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Storyline

After the shocking bathtub death of his mother and her lover, the sinister Patrick lays comatose in a small private hospital, his only action being his involuntary spitting. When a pretty young nurse, just separated from her husband, begins work at the hospital, she senses that Patrick is communicating with her, and he seems to be using his psychic powers to manipulate events in her life. Written by R Lindsay

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Patrick is Nearly Dead ... And Still He Kills! See more »


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7 September 1979 (USA)  »

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AUD 400,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to 'DVD Resurrections', "'Patrick' was one of the most successful of Australian exploitation films internationally, being a huge hit in Italy in particular (where the film was remade during the Italian exploitation horror boom)" [See: Patrick Still Lives (1980) ('Patrick Still Lives')]. See more »

Quotes

[to Kathy Jacquard who is applying for a job as a nurse]
Matron Cassidy: Why did you choose the Roget Clinic, Mrs. Jacquard? We tend to attract certain types - lesbians, nymphomaniacs, enema specialists..."
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Crazy Credits

The end credits play over Patrick lying in his hospital bed with his eyes open. See more »

Connections

Featured in Gabriele Crisanti on 'Patrick Still Lives' (2003) See more »

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excellent dialogue and a throbbing storyline
12 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a real surprise. I only heard of this film through the OZ documentary, 'Not Hollywood' and picked it up for pence, but it is very good indeed.

Susan Penhaligon has a lot to do in the lead role as she struggles to communicate with the 'dead' hospital patient, Patrick.

Some real suspense, a little nudity and gore but excellent dialogue and a throbbing storyline that maintains a strong interest throughout.

Robert Thompson is the poor guy who has to play dead or near dead through the whole film but does a really good job and those eyes, even to the end. Great stuff!


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