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The Lathe of Heaven (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi  -  9 January 1980 (USA)
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George Orr, a man whose dreams can change waking reality, tries to suppress this unpredictable gift with drugs. Dr. Haber, an assigned psychiatrist, discovers the gift to be real and ... See full summary »

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Peyton E. Park ...
Mannie Ahrens (as Peyton Park)
Niki Flacks ...
Penny Crouch
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Dr. William Haber
Vandi Clark ...
Aunt Ethel
Bernedette Whitehead ...
George's Mother (as Bernadette Whitehead)
Jo Livingston ...
George's Father
Jane Roberts ...
Grandmother
Tom Matts ...
Grandfather
Frank Miller ...
Parole Officer
Joye Nash ...
Woman on Subway
Gena Sleete ...
Woman on Subway
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Heather LeLache
Ben McKinley III ...
Orderlie
R.A. Mihailoff ...
Orderlie
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George Orr, a man whose dreams can change waking reality, tries to suppress this unpredictable gift with drugs. Dr. Haber, an assigned psychiatrist, discovers the gift to be real and hypnotically induces Mr. Orr to change reality for the benefit of mankind --- with bizarre and frightening results. Written by Will Briggs

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This was the first Made for TV Movie to be ever shown on PBS. See more »

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Dr. Haber: Progress, George. Progress. We have made more progress in six weeks than humanity has made in the past six thousand years.
George Orr: Well, do you think with all of this progress you could help me to find Heather?
Dr. Haber: Who?
George Orr: [Irritated] Heather Lelache, the lawyer from HEW.
Dr. Haber: Oh, yes. What happened to her?
George Orr: I don't know, she's gone.
Dr. Haber: Oh, she's out there somewhere.
George Orr: I doubt it. She was brown, not gray.
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Its what Science Fiction is all about
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I seen this movie when it first came out and couldn't remember the title for over 20 years yet its content and story stuck with me all these years. I was given the name of if it when I described the story premise on Sci-fi Channels Bboard web page and a member wrote back what it was. I was quite please since now I know what to look for.

This movie is true classic Science Fiction right up there with Forbidden Planet and many others and has had a profound effect on my concepts and perception of reality and recommend it not only to sci-fi enthusiasts but people who are into psychology studies too. Movies like The Lathe of Heaven, Brazil, and other such psycho-dramas can help us to understand ourselves in very unconventional ways.


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