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Scanners III: The Takeover (1991)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  14 May 1992 (USA)
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A young female scanner turns from a sweet young thing into a murderous, power-crazed villain after she takes an experimental drug developed by her father. Her brother, who is also a scanner... See full summary »

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Liliana Komorowska ...
Helena Monet
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Joyce Stone
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Alex Monet
Colin Fox ...
Elton Monet
Daniel Pilon ...
Michael
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Mark Dragon (as Peter Wright)
Sith Sekae ...
Monk
Harry Hill ...
Dr. Baumann
Claire Cellucci ...
Suzy
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Mitch
Chip Chuipka ...
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Max
Sylvain Beauchamps ...
Rufus
Gaston Perreault ...
Bennie
Michel Perron ...
Charlie
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A young female scanner turns from a sweet young thing into a murderous, power-crazed villain after she takes an experimental drug developed by her father. Her brother, who is also a scanner, is the only one powerful enough to stop her. Written by Anonymous

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The terror has not ended. It has just begun... again. See more »

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Rated R for horror violence, and for sensuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

A few actors from Scanners II: The New Order make appearances in this entry. For instance, Jason Cavalier from The New Order (with the exploding tumor) here plays a punk leader. See more »

Goofs

When Alex scans a security guard to fly off his chair, one can clearly see that the wall the guard hits, shakes and moves as if made from cardboard. See more »

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Helena Monet: Let's make it with the naked nasty.
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References Scanners II: The New Order (1991) See more »

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Surprisingly Decent
6 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young female scanner turns from a sweet young thing into a murderous, power-crazed villain after she takes an experimental drug developed by her father. Her brother, who is also a scanner, is the only one powerful enough to stop her.

We start out with the standard good and evil plot, brother against sister... but, in all fairness, this is a plot structure that works. From there, it actually gets much more creative, introducing the use of Eastern meditation to control the scanning and the use of TV to more widely broadcast scanning.

Some memorable moments are here, too, including the mind-control dance scene, the Taiwanese boxing and plenty of firefights and explosions, including an arm that flies off.

As with "Scanners II", this definitely could have been a series, even more than the last film. The ideas developed here really set up a broader picture of good scanners against bad ones, and how such powers could be used not just on a combat level, but to actually infiltrate and dominate society. There is much potential.


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