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Scanner Cop (1994)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | Video May 1994
Sam Staziak, a rookie cop with the Los Angeles Police Department, is also a 'scanner' (psionic). When a string of murders begins to decimate the police department, Sam faces sensory ... See full summary »

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Dr. Joan Alden
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Commander Peter Harrigan
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Lieutenant Harry Brown
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Zena
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Melvin
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Damon Pratt
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Sarah Kopek
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Riley
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Margaret Harrigan
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Rick Kopek
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Dr. Hampton
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Young Samuel
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Sam Staziak, a rookie cop with the Los Angeles Police Department, is also a 'scanner' (psionic). When a string of murders begins to decimate the police department, Sam faces sensory overload and possible insanity as he uses his powers to hunt the man responsible for the killings. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Imagine a cop who can read your mind... then blow it away.

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Directorial debut for producer Pierre David. See more »

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When Sarah Kopek stabs her husband - twice - there's not a shred of blood on the knife, even though the knife penetrated halfway inside his body. See more »

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Followed by Scanner Cop II (1995) See more »

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almost the end of a series that perhaps should have stuck to one film: Scanners (1981)
20 February 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Pretty disposable sequel of sorts to the Scanners series. I've only seen the first Scanners film, which I didn't think was one of Cronenberg's better ones.

Anyway, in this one a poor father and son are taking drugs to suppress their abilities as scanners, but have run out for lack of money. The father is going crazy, hallucinating, and becoming violent. The police arrive, and the father gets killed. The boy gets adopted by one of the cops.

Years later, the boy is now a cop and his father the Commander. Throughout the city, ordinary people are killing cops without provocation. They're seeing the cops as things they fear. The Commander hopes that his son would be willing to go off his medication to try to use his abilities as a scanner to find out what is going on.

There are a couple head explosions (something memorable from the first Scanners), but mostly the psychic powers are used here to read minds, or throw people through the air.

There's a Scanner Cop II, oddly also known as Scanners IV when it should seemingly be the fifth one, if this is the fourth. Evidently Scanners is also being remade; really, Hollywood, enough of the remakes of horror movies already!


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