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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:
A blast from the past; Franklin's fun homage to Hitchcock 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

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Trivia:
First suspense-thriller theatrical feature for Australian director and Alfred Hitchcock protégé Richard Franklin. His subsequent films in this genre included Road Games (1981), Cloak & Dagger (1984), Psycho II (1983), Link (1986) F/X2 (1991) and Visitors (2003).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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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A blast from the past; Franklin's fun homage to Hitchcock, 13 March 2003
Author: hippiedj from Palm Desert, California

FINALLY! The complete Australian language version of Richard Franklin's gem from 1978!

An enigmatic young man kills his mother, then somehow winds up in a coma in a private hospital. Enter the pretty young nurse who discovers Patrick has capabilities no one seems to know about, or want to admit they know about. For those that are thrill seekers, this film is not a fast-paced, action-packed story. BUT, for those of us that appreciate characters over wild thrills and enjoy careful buildups to a final reveal, this one is nicely done. There IS a reason it was an initial success and has gained a big cult following; people understood Franklin's intentions.

Sure, Patrick is not grand "cinema," but it's a nice mystery/love story with great performances, a keen sense of humour ("self-referential humour" as it has been described), and some rather strong adult content & nudity for what was supposed to be a PG-rated film, even in the altered version for American audiences back in 1978. I first saw it theatrically and was surprised by its content, but appreciated the homages to Hitchcock (which Franklin carefully points out in many scenes on the DVD's commentary track), and Brian May's score has a nice hermann-esque feel (I'm a proud owner of this score on vinyl). I was only disappointed that it was dubbed with American actors, which dummies down a film -- just take a peek at the dubbed version of Anatomy (aka Anatomie). Finally seeing this film in the original Australian language version on DVD made me like this film a lot more 25 years later.

While this film is not extremely original, it still provides enough intrigue for those who look deeper into films that the general public would brush off. Patrick could be considered an acquired taste, so those who are familiar with it and liked it will find the Elite DVD a very satisfying purchase and a nice surprise to see it in its original form. Others be warned, you might stick with more familiar "blockbuster hits." But realize, when films are pushed as "the hottest releases," you know something might be lacking and that it's processed for mass-friendly consumption. At least the Australian audiences did accept this film back then, and it won recognition. I'd like to think I was one of the Americans that understood why they found this film to be so great!

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