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Writer (WGA):
Brian De Palma (written by)
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Release Date:
7 August 1992 (USA) See more »
De Mented, De Ranged, De Ceptive, De Palma See more »
The oncologist wife of a prominent child psychologist suspects her husband has an unhealthy scientific obsession with their child, unaware of what - or who - is really going on inside his head. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Fun Film See more (86 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Lithgow ... Carter / Cain / Dr. Nix / Josh / Margo

Lolita Davidovich ... Jenny

Steven Bauer ... Jack

Frances Sternhagen ... Dr. Waldheim

Gregg Henry ... Lt. Terri

Tom Bower ... Sgt. Cally

Mel Harris ... Sarah

Teri Austin ... Karen

Gabrielle Carteris ... Nan

Barton Heyman ... Mack

Amanda Pombo ... Amy
Kathleen Callan ... Emma
Ed Hooks ... Coroner

Karen Kahn ... Saleslady
Noe Montoya ... Gardener
Riq Boogie Espinoza ... Gardener
Carolyn Morrell ... Newscaster
W. Allen Taylor ... Peters
Scott Townley ... Little Boy (Josh)
Mary Uhland ... Receptionist
Steve Schill ... Weatherman
James Van Harper ... Young Detective
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Geoff Callan ... Young Lover (uncredited)
John McGowan ... Sam, Karen's son (uncredited)

Ezra Stanley ... Boy in Park (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian De Palma 
Writing credits
Brian De Palma (written by)

Produced by
Gale Anne Hurd .... producer
Michael R. Joyce .... co-producer
Original Music by
Pino Donaggio 
Cinematography by
Stephen H. Burum 
Film Editing by
Robert Dalva 
Paul Hirsch 
Bonnie Koehler 
Casting by
Pam Dixon 
Production Design by
Doug Kraner 
Art Direction by
Mark Billerman 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Munch 
Costume Design by
Bobbie Read 
Makeup Department
Thomas Floutz .... special makeup effects artist
Emanuel Millar .... hair stylist
Production Management
John Engel .... post-production supervisor (as John S. Engel)
John Engel .... unit production manager (as John S. Engel)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Dyer .... first assistant director (as Jim Dyer)
Gwyneth Horder-Payton .... second second assistant director
Annie Spiegelman .... second assistant director
Art Department
Kristin Argue .... drapery
Rodney Armanino .... assistant property master
Jennifer Clinard .... standby painter
Richard W. Clot .... construction coordinator
J. Michael Davis .... set dresser
J. Michael Davis .... swing gang
Joanne Desmond .... shop general
Loren Hillman-Morgan .... set painter
Peter Hoobyar .... swing gang
Geoffrey Lake .... greensman
Ray Mondoux .... assistant construction coordinator
Ray Mondoux .... construction foreman
Bill Patchet .... greensman
Edward C. Penna .... swing gang
Gary E. Roloff .... leadman
Kristen Ross .... art department coordinator
Karen Sorum .... stand-by scenic
Don W. Wegner .... set designer
George Zimninsky .... greensman
Michael Meier .... carpenter (uncredited)
Michael W. Moore .... prop maker (uncredited)
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Carolina Beroza .... sound editing second assistant
Allan Bond .... adr recordist
Susan Dudeck .... adr supervisor
Leigh French .... adr group coordinator
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley recordist
Mark Harris .... machine operator: Skywalker Sound
Jonathan Klein .... adr editor
Rick Kline .... re-recording mixer
John Morris .... supervising sound editor
Bob Newlan .... dialogue editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Kevin O'Connell .... re-recording mixer
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer
Mark Pappas .... foley editor
Rodger Pardee .... sound effects editor
Matt Patterson .... recordist: Skywalker Sound
Michelle Pleis .... sound editing first assistant
Jim Quinn .... machine operator: Skywalker Sound (as James Quinn)
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Steve Richardson .... foley editor
Jerry Ross .... supervising sound editor
Fred Runner .... assistant sound mixer
Fred Runner .... boom operator
Gary L.G. Simpson .... stage engineer: Skywalker Sound (as Gary Simpson)
Conrad Slater .... cable person
Conrad Slater .... second boom operator
Steve F.B. Smith .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Nelson Stoll .... production sound supervisor
John Thomas .... sound effects editor
Hugo Weng .... dialogue editor
Bob Newlan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Karin Hanson .... special effects hair
Robbie Knott .... special effects coordinator
Tom Knott .... special effects technician
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts (as Gloria Fioramonti)
Gary Hymes .... stunt coordinator
Spiro Razatos .... stunts
Myke Schwartz .... stunts
Fred Waugh .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
J. Chuck Biagio .... best boy grip
Alan S. Blauvelt .... first assistant camera
Dustin Blauvelt .... camera operator
Phil Bray .... still photographer
Howard Campbell .... grip
Dave Childers .... dolly grip
Jonathan Doff .... video assist operator
Don L. Henderson .... grip
Rod M. Janusch .... lamp operator (as Rod Janusch)
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
James M. Muro .... Steadicam operator (as James Muro)
Dan Nelson .... grip
Medel Ramos .... lamp operator
John Schoening .... lamp operator
Mark Stanley .... key grip
Terry Sullivan .... lamp operator
Editorial Department
Adam C. Frank .... assistant editor
Robert Grahamjones .... assistant editor
Samuel H. Hinckley .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Oscar Briones .... locations production assistant
Bruce Devan .... location manager
Debra A. Girard .... assistant location manager
Cynthia LaPointe .... location manager
Ellen Lent .... location scout (as Ellen Winchell)
Claudia Eastman .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Frank Fitzpatrick .... music supervisor
Natale Massara .... conductor
Transportation Department
John Melendez .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Richard Brestoff .... adr loop group
Thomas Brunelle .... adr loop group
James F. Dean .... adr loop group
Carol DePasquale .... script supervisor (as Carol De Pasquale)
Christopher Desmond .... set medic coordinator
Ernest D. Farino .... title designer
Leigh French .... adr loop group
Elisa Gabrielli .... adr loop group (as Elisa Pensler)
Kay Kimler .... fight choreographer
Kris Fullan Martinez .... production coordinator
Kathryn Mindala .... assistant accountant
Joe Murphy .... production accountant
Jennifer Scott .... assistant production coordinator
Bridget Sienna .... adr loop group
Ruth Silveira .... adr loop group
Arnold F. Turner .... adr loop group
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive
James J. Wilhelm .... craft service
Sandra L. Yeary .... assistant accountant

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Rated R for sexuality, language and terror violence
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Actor John Lithgow appears at times in drag in this movie as he had previously but completely in a role around a decade earlier in The World According to Garp (1982) for which he had been Oscar nominated for Best Supporting Actor but lost out to Louis Gossett Jr. for An Officer and a Gentleman (1982).See more »
[first lines]
Karen:[Karen tries to put the jacket on her boy Sam at the park] Let me put your jacket on.
Sam, Karen's son:No, no, no, no.
Karen:Come on.
Sam, Karen's son:I don't want to.
Carter:[Carter comes strolling up beside Karen] You taking off, Karen?
Karen:Trying to.
Carter:Need a hand?
Karen:Would you mind?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Morning (from 'Peer Gynt')See more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Fun Film, 19 January 2006
Author: clark_ricky from United Kingdom

Despite the hordes of comments made about this film explaining where it 'went wrong', it appears a great deal of these reviews are from viewers failing to recognise the directors tongue in cheek intentions.

The film is a satirical thriller/horror that abides by the conventions of the genre, though twists them. Instead of concentrating on what the audience doesn't know and building up to a yawn-full climax, a cliché that Scream parodies, the film takes on the perspective of the psycho, presenting the audience with more information than other characters.

The obvious influences, or should I say homages, to Hitchcock show De Palma's respect for his predecessors, though it appears De Palma is also presenting us with a parody of Psycho, which is a reason in itself to watch this movie.

Along with other directors (Including Scorsese, Coppola, Spielberg and Lucas), Brian De Palma has been labelled as a 'movie brat', and I think this film is a prime example of a film made by this generation of filmmakers.

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