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Director:
Writer:
Everett De Roche (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 September 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Patrick is Nearly Dead ... And Still He Kills! See more »
Plot:
A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(98 articles)
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User Reviews:
Weird, slow - but not too bad. See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Susan Penhaligon ... Kathy Jacquard

Robert Helpmann ... Doctor Roget
Rod Mullinar ... Ed Jacquard
Bruce Barry ... Brian Wright

Julia Blake ... Matron Cassidy
Helen Hemingway ... Sister Williams
María Mercedes ... Nurse Panicale (as Maria Mercedes)
Walter Pym ... Captain Fraser
Frank Wilson ... 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
Everett De Roche ... S.E.C. Worker
Peter Culpan ... Detective
Gillian Seemer ... Nurse
Robert Thompson ... Patrick
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Martin Copping ... Baby in Hospital (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Franklin 
 
Writing credits
Everett De Roche (screenplay) (as Everett de Roche)

Produced by
William Fayman .... executive producer
Richard Franklin .... producer
Antony I. Ginnane .... producer
 
Original Music by
Goblin (Europe) (Italy)
Brian May 
 
Cinematography by
Donald McAlpine (director of photography) (as Don McAlpine)
 
Film Editing by
Edward McQueen-Mason 
 
Art Direction by
Leslie Binns 
 
Makeup Department
José Luis Pérez .... make-up/hairdressing (as Jose L. Perez)
 
Production Management
Barbi Taylor .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Burstall .... first assistant director
Paul Hallam .... third assistant director
James Parker .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Peter Kendall .... set dresser
John Powditch .... props buyer
Lindsay Steer .... designer: "Patrick" logo
 
Sound Department
Paul Clark .... sound recordist
Peter Fenton .... mixer
Edward McQueen-Mason .... sound editor
Mark Norfolk .... assistant sound editor
Jim Sosnin .... electronic sound effects
Phil Stirling .... boom boy
 
Special Effects by
Conrad Rothmann .... special effects supervisor (as Conrad C. Rothmann)
 
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... optical effects
 
Stunts
Chris Anderson .... stunts
Grant Page .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Burstall .... camera operator
Ian Dewhurst .... best boy
Jack Endacott .... camera operator (as John Endacott)
Andrew Lesnie .... camera assistant
Noel Mudie .... key grip
Robert Murray .... camera assistant
David Parker .... stillsman
Geoff Richardson .... second grip
Pieter van Santen .... focus puller (as Peter Van Santen)
Stewart Sorby .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aphrodite Kondos .... wardrobe stand-by (as Aphrodite Jansen)
Kevin Regan .... wardrobe designer
 
Editorial Department
Margaret Cardin .... negative cutting
Mark Norfolk .... assistant editor
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Maurizio Guarini .... musician (keyboards)
Robert John .... musician
Brian May .... conductor
Roger Savage .... music engineer
 
Other crew
Jennifer Barty .... production secretary (as Jenny Barty)
H. Bratspies .... shock treatment advisor (as Mr. H. Bratspies)
David Coggins .... caterer
Craig Emanuel .... runner
Antony I. Ginnane .... presenter
Bill Gooley .... consultant: colorfilm
Fran Haarsma .... continuity
Judy Morris .... frogs killed under supervision of: Zoology Department University of Melbourne
Geoff Parkin .... medical advisor (as Dr. Geoff Parkin)
Lorraine Richardson .... nursing advisor
Michael Roseby .... production accountant
Laurence Shnookal .... medical advisor (as Dr. Laurence Shnookal)
R.M. Simpson .... medical advisor (as Dr. R.M. Simpson)
Sally Thomas .... nursing advisor
Ian Williams .... publicist
 

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Runtime:
112 min | USA:96 min | 140 min (original cut)
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Color:
Color (Agfacolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Australia:M (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Norway:18 | Norway:16 (original rating) | UK:18 | UK:15 (video re-rating) (2004) | UK:18 (video rating) (1993) | USA:PG | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor the neon 'emergency entrance' sign in the film is always malfunctioning to say 'trance', referring to Patrick's coma.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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Weird, slow - but not too bad., 26 November 2001
Author: wombat_1 from Sydney, Australia

I think that some commentators expected far too much from this movie. For a "no-budget" film, you can't expect great special effects. Look at how much "Twilight Zone" achieved on a tiny budget; what a caning it got from "the critics", and then look at its popular success.

I see much the same here. After all, the only "special effect" really required was the typewriter typing all by itself! Weird it is - but then it's supposed to be. And slow, too: isn't that the whole point of a "suspense" movie?

In my opinion, it builds on its initial premise (the development of "mental" powers when physical ones don't exist) reasonably well, and achieves its objectives quite well. It's not "Star Wars" or even "Sixth Sense", but it never intended to be.

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