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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
14 May 1992 (USA) See more »
Scanners against scanners... The battle for total control has begun. See more »
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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  (in credits order)

Liliana Komorowska ... Helena Monet

Valérie Valois ... Joyce Stone

Steve Parrish ... Alex Monet
Colin Fox ... 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

Jean Frenette ... Max
Sylvain Beauchamps ... Rufus
Gaston Perreault ... Bennie
Michel Perron ... Charlie
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
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Landry ... Sam Pike (uncredited)
Nicolas Lemieux ... Nikola (uncredited)
Ali Trad ... Punk #3 (uncredited)

Directed by
Christian Duguay 
Writing credits
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
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
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (video premiere) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 (2003) (DVD rating) | Spain:13 (original rating) | Spain:18 (re-rating) (2003) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

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 »
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 »
Helena Monet:Let's make it with the naked nasty.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Deadly Surveillance (1991) (TV)See more »
Playin' to WinSee more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Good Sequel, 26 July 2015
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

During the Christmas party in her apartment, Joyce Stone (Valérie Valois) welcomes the stepbrothers Helena Monet (Liliana Komorowska) and Alex Monet (Steve Parrish), who is her boyfriend. Alex's best friend asks him to demonstrate his abilities of scanner and during his demonstration, Alex is distracted by a guest and accidentally kills his friend. Alex is considered non-guilty but decides to travel to a monastery in Thailand to learn to control his powers.

Two years later, Joyce and Helena are attacked by a gang in an alley and Helena activates her ability of scanner to save them. She has a severe migraine associated to the sound of voices and her stepfather Elton Monet (Colin Fox) shows an experimental EPH-3 patch that he is developing in his company to be used in scanners. Helena offers to be the guinea pig, but he does not accept the offer since he is still studying the side effects. During the night, Helena opens his wallet and secretly uses the EPH-3. Immediately her migraine disappears and she feels good; however her personality changes to an evil person. She humiliates her boss Mark Dragon (Peter Wright), who is the owner of the TV network where she works, and later she destroys him to assume the control of the television; she kills Elton to assume the control of his company and research; she kills Dr. Baumann (Harry Hill), who conducted painful experiments on her when she was a teenager. Meanwhile Alex's lawyer and friend Michael (Daniel Pilon) travels to Thailand to warn Alex about the changes in Helena but he is murdered by a scanner sent by Helena to follow him. The Monk (Sith Sekae) gives a final training to Alex and he returns home. Will Alex succeed to control Helena?

"Scanners III: The Takeover" is not a bad movie as indicated in the IMDb Users Rating; actually it is a good sequel of Scanners. The plot is well constructed through a tight screenplay; the story has a great villain; the acting is reasonable for a movie directly released on video. The transformation of a sweet woman into a powerful villain is a great idea and there is also humor, like when the gang is thrown into the garbage truck or her boss dancing in the restaurant; or Alex waking up and walking in the morgue. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Scanners III - O Duelo Final ("Scanners III: The Final Duel")

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