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The Sender (1982)

A disturbed telepathic man is unable to fully control his ability to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him, or even influence reality. A female therapist tries to help him, but his mother gets in the way.

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Gail Farmer
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The Sender
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Jerolyn
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Dr. Denman
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The Messiah
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Dr. Hirsch
Olivier Pierre ...
Dr. Erskine
Tracy Harper ...
Young Girl
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Viet Nam Veteran
Marsha A. Hunt ...
Nurse Jo (as Marsha Hunt)
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Sheriff Prouty
Jana Shelden ...
Nurse Reimbold
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Policeman
John Stephen Hill ...
Policeman
Monica Buford ...
Dr. Warren
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A young man has just been admitted to a mental hospital after attempting suicide at a public beach. Unable to remember even his own name, the doctors call him John Doe #83. Soon after his arrival, the doctor assigned to him begins seeing and hearing things around her that have no explanation. Soon she begins to make the terrifying connection between the things she's seeing and her new patient. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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He has the power to make you live his nightmares... And he's dreaming about you. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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22 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Alucinações do Mal  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$434,884, 24 October 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,054,328
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Trivia

Quentin Tarantino's favorite horror movie of 1982. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Hidden Horror (1988) See more »

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Walk Through the Meadows
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Music by Johnny Pearson
Bosworth Music Ltd
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* * *1/2 out of 4.
14 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

A doctor (Kathryn Harroler) tries to find out why a telepathic young man (Zelijko Ivank) is unleashing his nightmares and visions into the minds of the staff and patients and causing them injury. She thinks his weird mother (Shirley Knight) my be part of the cause. Crisp, suspenseful thriller with a solid premise and good production values & performances. One of the best horror films from the 1980's.

Rated R; Violence.


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