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Dreamscape (1984)

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A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by the government to save the US president whose mind is trapped inside the dreamworld.



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A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in his sleep from a heart attack Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in the dreams somehow and that is causing them to die in real life. He must find a way to stop the abuse of the power to enter dreams. Written by Zaphod <>

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Enter a world beyond your wildest imagination where anything can happen. See more »


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15 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El túnel de las pesadillas  »

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Dennis Quaid was the first and only choice for Alex Gardner, after the producers loved his dedication for the role and the project during it's pre-production stage. See more »


When Alex is playing his saxophone in his apartment near the beginning of the film, he is clearly not playing the instrument. See more »


Tommy Ray Glatman: [Alex turns into Tommy's father] Daddy? Daddy, I'm sorry!
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Could have been a contender
25 July 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

The idea is fantastic. Can you imagine being able to get into other people's dreams, watch them, interact with them. The problem is, the plot is inconclusive and becomes kind of a TV movie along the way. It would make a fantastic remake with a stronger cast and director. However, movies about dreaming are always scary because they touch on something so close and yet inexplicable to all of us. I saw recently a short movie from Italy entitled "Xchange" which is the closest to this one in terms of innovation insofar as the subject is concerned. Not an easy area to tell a long story about. Dreams are often used as omens or hints of psychological discomfort in movies. Instead, it would be great if they could be regarded as something different: a world of their own, a parallel state of mind no less real than real life itself. Someone should redo Dreamscape!

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