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Beautiful Dreamers (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama | 5 June 1992 (USA)
When the superintendent of the Canadian insane asylum, Dr. Maurice Bucke, meets poet Walt Whitman, his life and that of his wife and patients is radically changed. Like Dr. Bucke, Whitman ... See full summary »

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Dr. Maurice Bucke
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Wendel Meldrum ...
Jessie Bucke
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Molly Jessop
Colin Fox ...
Rev. Haines
David Gardner ...
Dr. Lett
Tom McCamus ...
Leonard Thomas
Barbara Gordon ...
Agatha Haines
Marsha Moreau ...
Birdie Bucke
Albert Schultz ...
Dr. John Burgys
Angelo Rizacos ...
Wallace
Gordon Master ...
John Carver
Gerry Quigley ...
Roland Hewgill ...
Timothy Pardee
Roger Clown ...
Kenneth
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When the superintendent of the Canadian insane asylum, Dr. Maurice Bucke, meets poet Walt Whitman, his life and that of his wife and patients is radically changed. Like Dr. Bucke, Whitman has avant-garde ideas on the subject of mental illness. "Dreamers" is based on true events. Dr. Bucke became an important biographer of Walt Whitman. Written by Anonymous

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The World Changes Some People. Some People Change The World.

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A cheesy story that could have been much, much better.
23 August 1999 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This was a complete disappointment. The acting isn't bad, but the production was just so bad that at times I felt I needed to stop it, but I sadly made it through and was able to finish it a bit embarrassed by the whole poor movie. It is o.k. if you are o.k. with cheesy moral plots and don't mind watching a movie that vastly misconstrues Whitman. If you want a cheesy fictional story go for it.


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