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Writers (WGA):
David Cronenberg (characters)
B.J. Nelson (written by) ...
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Release Date:
14 May 1992 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Scanners against scanners... The battle for total control has begun. See more »
Plot:
A young female scanner turns from a sweet young thing into a murderous, power-crazed villain after she... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Liliana Komorowska ... Helena Monet

Valérie Valois ... Joyce Stone

Steve Parrish ... Alex Monet
Colin Fox ... Dr. Elton Monet
Daniel Pilon ... Michael

Peter Wight ... Mark Dragon (as Peter Wright)
Sith Sekae ... Monk
Harry Hill ... Dr. Baumann
Claire Cellucci ... Suzy
Michael Copeman ... Mitch
Chip Chuipka ... Thomas Drake

Jean Frenette ... Max
Sylvain Beauchamps ... Rufus
Gaston Perreault ... Bernie
Michel Perron ... Darius
Tony Roman ... Piano Player

Christopher B. MacCabe ... George (as Christopher MacCabe)

René Malo ... Robert Rosenthal
Stan Gibbons ... Talk Show Host
Dyan Flynn ... Celebrity
Ian Finlay ... Announcer
Steve Michaels ... Veteran Cop
Sam Montesano ... Doctor

Aimée Castle ... Young Helena
Jean Boyn ... Wiseguy guest / Taylor
Chantal Condor ... Female Guest
Lin Parx ... Doubting Guest
Rachelle Dietcher ... Little girl

Jason Cavalier ... Punk Leader
Brenda Adams ... Punk #1
Rob Roy ... Punk #2
Paul Stewart ... Steven Crandall
Claire Riley ... Nurse
Bonfield Marcoux ... Pathologist

Richard Jutras ... Lobby Guard
Charles Landry ... Sam Pike
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicolas Lemieux ... Nikola
Ali Trad ... Punk #3

Directed by
Christian Duguay 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Cronenberg (characters)

B.J. Nelson (written by) and
Julie Richard (written by) &
David Preston (written by)

Produced by
Pierre David .... executive producer
Irene Litinsky .... line producer
René Malo .... producer
Rénald Paré .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marty Simon 
 
Cinematography by
Hugues de Haeck 
 
Film Editing by
Yves Langlois 
 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson 
 
Production Design by
Michael Joy 
 
Art Direction by
Lynn Trout 
 
Set Decoration by
André Chamberland 
 
Costume Design by
Laurie Drew 
 
Makeup Department
Roxy D'Alonzo .... special makeup effects artist
Bill Forsche .... special makeup effects artist
Michael Maddi .... special makeup artist
Serge Morache .... key hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael A. Williams .... first assistant director (as Michael Williams)
 
Art Department
Tristan Tondino .... head scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Jon Archer .... dialogue editor
Eric Lambi .... assistant sound editor
Frank Morrone .... adr mixer
Mike Palozzi .... post-production sound
 
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor
Mario Dumont .... special effects senior technician
André Laperrière .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Jon Campfens .... visual effects coordinator
Alain Lachance .... compositor
 
Stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunt double: Steve Parrish
Yves Langlois .... stunts
Ken Quinn .... stunts
Sonny Hill .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Beetz .... best boy electric
Denis Lamothe .... electrician
Robert Lapierre Jr. .... key grip
Peter Mathys .... electrician
Robert Mattigetz .... gaffer
 
Transportation Department
Kevin Matthews .... office driver
Joe Sanchez .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Kristina Birkmayer .... production coordinator
 

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Rated R for horror violence, and for sensuality
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101 min
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Australia:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (video premiere) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | New Zealand:R16 | Spain:13 (original rating) | Spain:18 (re-rating) (2003) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R
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Revealing mistakes: 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:
Helena Monet:Let's make it with the naked nasty.See more »
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Featured in Inside Scan: The Takeover (2005) (V)See more »
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Iconic exploding head, 9 April 2014
Author: David Massey from Austin, Texas

'Scanners 3: The Takeover' is actually a bit of a mini-epic. It doesn't have half the budget of the previous film and there are some off-the-wall, kooky performances from almost all of the characters but this is definitely the better – and by better, I mean camp fun - of the 2 films. The film begins with an introduction to Alex Monet, a brash Scanner that has reduced his abilities to a literal party trick. When he absent-mindedly kills his best friend at one such party, he decides, in an effort of contrition, to find a way to better hone his powers. This leads him to the Buddhist monasteries of Tibet. Meanwhile, his sister, Helena Monet, (who is the heir to the pharmaceutical company that is working on a 'cure' for the previously-described side effects of the scanning mutation) is experimenting with said drug, turning her into a power-hungry megalomaniac. Much as the original 'Scanners' introduced the ability to control computers, Helena attempts to control people by passing a 'scanner signal' through pre-recorded video. When Alex returns, it is a cat and mouse game pitting brother against sister.

There is no doubt in my mind that the spark that inspired these follow-ups was the singularly iconic exploding head from the original and these sequels do not let down. There is a surplus of gooey gore and a sense that each death is an attempt to outdo the last. If you're after the headier (no pun intended) aspirations of Cronenberg, you are bound to be disappointed with these. If you are hoping to see fountains of blood spewing from the skulls of random characters, this is the place.

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