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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 »
User Reviews:
Appearances can be deceiving. 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 (Agfacolor)
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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

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Trivia:
Apparently, whilst filming Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), director Quentin Tarantino asked actress Uma Thurman to spit like Patrick in the coma scene which Thurman did but Thurman refused to roll her eyes wide-eyed like Patrick stating that she thought it ridiculous.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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Appearances can be deceiving., 30 April 2006
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

After killing his mother and her lover by electrocution. Patrick is now in a coma, where he has been bed-ridden for the past three years in a private hospital. The reason for him being kept on life support is that the doctor in charge; Dr. Roget is using him in the experiment into exploring the territory between life and death. Kathy a new nurse arrives and the first job she is given is to look after Patrick. While, the other staff might not see it, Kathy starts to realize that Patrick has psychokinetic powers, which he uses to manipulate things to his likings.

This is one film I've always been pushing aside, but I finally took the chance and seeing a couple of favourable reviews also helped. "Patrick" I found to be an interesting genre piece that was above-average compared to most low-budget and knock-off horror flicks. But again it didn't entirely wow me altogether, but still the film really does string you along with it's slow grinding suspense and slick execution. There are some effective scenes that are illustrated with great skill, but the suspense comes mostly from the thoroughly, taut script. Which, it does comes rather thick in. If you're looking for any blood, you'll be highly disappointed as this centres around the psychological nature than anything psychical. There are some minor acts of violence with the most damaging sight being done to a frog, but it focus more so on the aftermath and rallying the suspense through the surprising developments. The subtle plot has some unique details where little hints and suggestiveness are build up in key areas. The back-story surrounding Patrick is interestingly, involving and we're given time with most of the characters. But it might be too slow for some tastes. I actually thought they could've tighten the film down from its two hour running time, because at times it did kind of linger. Director Richard Franklin also brings to the table influences from Hitchcock, but also he adds some masterstrokes to his self-assured and patient handling of the picture. The professional cinematography plays around with some sharp moving shots and on show is a multi-layered score that plunges you into the deep end. The unknown cast are more than adequate with a strong lead performance by Susan Penhaligon as Kathy and Robert Thompson's appearance is creepy when they cut to him laying in bed as the vegetable Patrick. Robert Helpmann also is decent enough as Dr. Roget and rest of the supporting cast deliver fine performances.

Overall, "Patrick" follows a familiar pattern, but its done quite well.

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