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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

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

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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R

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1 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Dr. Caligari 3000  »

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Final film of Fox Harris. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Van Houten: [after burning her hand] Help me, Doctor Caligari, help me!
Dr. Caligari: That smell of burnt flesh - always reminds me of something.
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References Nightdreams (1981) See more »

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holy #$%&!...what is this?
14 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this flick when it first came out and just recently re-discovered it on the 2 for $5.00 table at the local video store. YOW it is goofier than I remember. High-1980's weirdness. A bit of the incomprehensible nutty flavor you'd expect from an Alfred Jarry play, minus the gravity. Dreadful production values, but cool costumes and great innovative homemade sets - really cool overall look and feel. Entertaining, clever, creepy and crappy all at the same time. The script?!?! Err...unique...(how's that for diplomacy?). One of a kind film.

Belongs in the same category as Liquid Sky and the first couple of years of music videos made for MTV.


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