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Scanner Force (1991)
"Scanners III: The Takeover" (original title)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liliana Komorowska ...
Helena Monet
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Joyce Stone
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Alex Monet
Colin Fox ...
Dr. Elton Monet
Daniel Pilon ...
Michael
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Mark Dragon (as Peter Wright)
Sith Sekae ...
Monk
Harry Hill ...
Dr. Baumann
Claire Cellucci ...
Suzy
Michael Copeman ...
Mitch
Chip Chuipka ...
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Max
Sylvain Beauchamps ...
Rufus
Gaston Perreault ...
Bernie
Michel Perron ...
Darius
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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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Rated R for horror violence, and for sensuality | See all certifications »
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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 »

Quotes

Thomas Drake: Hey Alex! It's a long way from Baumann's clinic, huh?
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Follows Scanners II: The New Order (1991) See more »

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Finale (excerpt of 'Don Giovanni')
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a testament to the power of Tibetan Buddhism
1 October 2001 | by (istanbull, turkey) – See all my reviews

Let me start out by saying that this is a wonderful film. When I rented this movie initially I thought that it was going to be one of those low budget action films with awful special effects, terrible dialogue, terrible plot and gratuitous nudity (like the highlander movies). I was dead wrong.

Scanners III is a wonderfully cerebral film, chock full of allusions and references to American folklore, popular science fiction novels of the past century (i.e. 1984 and just about everything by Michael Chricton), Huey Lewis and The News song lyrics (I've got a brand new drug) and the religion and philosophy of the Algonquin Indians. What an analytical treat!!

As the iconography in this film suggests, American culture is dominated by the media, the pharmecutical companies, and cheap dares we do to impress girls on Saturday nights. We are soulless zombies, only acting on impulses that have been passed down to us by our parents. If we only used our heads (as Alex Monet does in this film (monet is an obvious reference to the french impressionistic artist...there are many more delicious reference-goodies in this gem!)), we could overcome the social and mental chains that are hindering us from developing as a society.

The film is beckoning us to cast away homburg hats and black suits of the nineteen forties for more casual clothing, eschew hot concentual sex with busty mental-hospital nurses for passionate lovemaking with loved ones, to send christianity and all of western society to the junkyard and take up Tibetan Buddhism, the only religion that has the capability to give one enough strength to overcome one's weaknesses. In no way is this film just another sequel to David Cronenberg's far inferior film Scanners. This is a treatise on how to live life successfully. I urge you to watch it immediately.


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