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Director:
Writer:
Everett De Roche (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 September 1979 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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A decent supernatural thriller with no surprises See more (30 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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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:
Special eye drops were used on Robert Thompson so he could hold his eyes open for up to a minute without blinking.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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A decent supernatural thriller with no surprises, 14 August 2010
Author: TrevorAclea from London, England

Richard Franklin's Patrick is a horror movie that doesn't horrify and, seen more than three decades on, doesn't offer any surprises, but which still works as a decent supernatural thriller. Susan Penhaligon is the newly separated nurse who takes a job at a private mental clinic that only seems to have two patients (well, it is a low budget film), looking after the braindead Patrick whose been reduced vegetative state since killing his mother and her lover years earlier. Only Patrick's brain isn't quite as dead as everyone thinks, and when he develops a crush on his new nurse and gets jealous when her husband and another doctor make moves on her, things start to get a bit nasty… Robert Thompson makes for a striking Patrick, his bug-eyed dead stare memorably imposing, but it's Robert Helpman's doctor who all but steals the show: looking like Klaus Kinski's dad after a night on the tiles, not so much a mad scientist as an acerbically p---ed off one, he's gifted with the film's best dialogue and doesn't feel the need to overplay it. The film itself is not as good as his later Road Games, but it's still easy to see why it got Franklin the job of directing the much better Psycho II: it's an exploitation film that doesn't feel the need to go over the top and is directed with some style despite the obvious budget limitations. It's not a good enough film that the planned remake by Not Quite Hollywood's Mark Hartley can't improve on it, but in its original Australian version at least (the US version was heavily cut and redubbed into American while the re-edited Italian version added a Goblin score) it's a pretty decent little movie.

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