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Patrick (1978)

PG | | Horror | 7 September 1979 (USA)
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 overview, first billed only:
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Rod Mullinar ...
Ed Jacquard
Bruce Barry ...
Brian Wright
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Helen Hemingway ...
Sister Williams
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Nurse Panicale (as Maria Mercedes)
Walter Pym ...
Captain Fraser
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Detective Sgt. Grant
Carole-Ann Aylett ...
Patrick's Mother
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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Some people thought he was crazy, He appeared to be deaf, dumb and blind, None of them knew of the sixth sense: The power of PATRICK'S mind! 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

Dr. Roget (Robert Helpmann) quotes William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' when he says that Patrick is "a born devil on whose nature nurture can never stick." 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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Slow (Awe)Some movie
7 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie is very slow burner, it's take time to build up creepy feel to the movie,

Patrick sure did look really creepy and very scary at times even without moving!

I loved all the strange things he was doing to the others people in the movie, I thought was really good effect for the time.

I loved the way the movie ended, in one of the last scenes of the movie, I didn't see that coming but it did make Jump from my Chair.

Great story, Great effects and great acting from the whole cast

Looked at trailer for remake, Guy who playing Pat dose not look as scary and looks two young that this part.!


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