Isolated by his strange parents, Leon finds solace in an imaginary friend, which happens to be an anatomy doll from his father's doctor office. Unfortunately, the doll begins to take over Leon's life, and his sister's life as well.

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Ursula (as Cyndy Preston)
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Dr. Linden
Bronwen Mantel ...
Mrs. Linden
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Stan Fraker (as John Ferguson)
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Marcia Bateman
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Aunt Dorothy
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Katie Shingler ...
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Michelle Anderson ...
Joan Austen ...
Nurse Spalding
Jamie Stern ...
Eddie Morris (as James Stern)
David Gow ...
Officer Wilson
Terrence Labrosse ...
Dr. Bell
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In this low-budget descendant of Psycho, Ursula and Leon are sister and brother, living alone, save for a large wooden puppet they call "Pin" (for Pinocchio). When Ursula starts hanging around with new boyfriend Stan, Leon and Pin take action. Written by stern <stern@wheels.org>

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Leon has only one friend... See more »

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The film that Leon (David Hewlett) and Marcia see while on their date is Scanners (1981). David Hewlett would later star in Scanners II: The New Order (1991). See more »

Quotes

PIN: Have you heard from Leon?
Ursula Linden: No.
PIN: I miss him a great deal.
Ursula Linden: So do I.
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Featured in Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film (2004) See more »

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On the Run
Music and Lyrics by Larry Weir
Performed by Pleasant Company
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Oddly fascinating film.
29 November 1999 | by (Seattle, Wa) – See all my reviews

I'd sat down to watch this, after hearing it recommended on and off for months, not really knowing what to expect.

Wow! Almost two hours later and without a single break, I'd finished one of the most disturbing psychological thriller I'd ever seen.

Far better than Magic and totally without the supernatural elements that ruined that one for me, I'd have to say PIN is one of the better thrillers I've seen in a long time.


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