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Dr. Caligari (1989)

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Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido. The staff... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Reynal ...
Fox Harris ...
Dr. Avol
Mrs. Van Houten
Jennifer Balgobin ...
Ramona Lodger
John Durbin ...
Gus Pratt
Gene Zerna ...
Les Van Houten
Dr. Lodger
Barry Phillips ...
Magie Song ...
Patient in Straitjacket
Miss Koonce
Carol Albright ...
Screaming Patient
Catherine Case ...
Patient with Extra Hormones
Grace Butler (as Debra Deliso)
Lori Chacko ...
Patient in Bed


Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido. The staff want Dr. Caligari removed from their facility due to her controversial experiments with electroshock and hypothalamus injections. As Dr. Caligari continues experimenting with her patients, her daughter and son-in-law attempt to stop her. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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the MAD doctor is in.


Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi



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Release Date:

1 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Caligari 3000  »

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1.66 : 1
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Final film of Fox Harris. See more »


Gus Pratt: Juice me, I'm a shiver boy.
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References Nightdreams II (1990) See more »

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Best Movie E'er Made
15 May 2002 | by (Monkey Butt, TX) – See all my reviews

This movie is the greatest piece of absurdist cinema ever. Watching is like an intellectual acid trip through the darkest recesses of your brain. The characters are memorable, the dialogue is unforgettable, the scenery is unbelievable, and the whole is greater than even the sum of all these parts. Best line: "Juice me, baby, I'm a shiver junkie." Best character: the cannibalistic pedophile who is addicted to being electrocuted. Best scene: the surrealistic sex scene between the nymphomaniac and the doll-headed man.

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