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Release Date:
25 March 1994 (Japan) See more »
Imagine a cop who can read your mind... then blow it away.
Sam Staziak, a rookie cop with the Los Angeles Police Department, is also a 'scanner' (psionic). When... See more » | Add synopsis »
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almost the end of a series that perhaps should have stuck to one film: Scanners (1981) See more (11 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Daniel Quinn ... Samuel Staziak

Darlanne Fluegel ... Dr. Joan Alden

Richard Grove ... Commander Peter Harrigan

Mark Rolston ... Lieutenant Harry Brown

Richard Lynch ... Karl Glock

Hilary Shepard ... Zena

James Horan ... Melvin

Gary Hudson ... Damon Pratt
Cyndi Pass ... Sarah Kopek

Luca Bercovici ... Dr. Krench

Christopher Kriesa ... Riley

Savannah Smith Boucher ... Margaret Harrigan

Ben Reed ... Rick Kopek

Brion James ... Dr. Hampton
Elan Rothschild ... Young Samuel
W. Duane Tucker ... Kim
Fred Mata ... Grocer

Dennis Redfield ... Officer West
James Staszkiel ... Bob (as James Staskel)

Steph DuVall ... Jerry
Thomas Ritz ... Officer Fitch
Craig Hamann ... Officer Gorman
Starr Andreeff ... Glenda

Wayne Grace ... Officer Dooley

Howard S. Miller ... Marvin Jones
Kurt Anderson ... Officer Ross

Darren Dalton ... Officer Longo

Patrick Gorman ... Pathologist
Brenda Leigh ... Field Reporter Brenda Carothers

Brook Susan Parker ... Waitress (as Brooke Parker)
Deirdre Imershein ... Officer Parker
James Servais ... Paramedic

Billy 'Sly' Williams ... Eightball
Mike McSween ... Driver
Catherine Case ... Nurse in Harrigan's Room
Lisa Comshaw ... Nurse in Operating Room
Carolyn Taye-Loren ... Nurse in Emergency Room
Thomas Emery Dennis ... Rookie Officer (as Thomas E. Dennis)

Leo Lee ... Thug #1
Koichi Sakamoto ... Thug #2
Jeff Pruitt ... Officer Patrelli
Christina Combs ... Frightened Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryal Haakenson ... Doctor (uncredited)
Paul Moncrief ... S.W.A.T Team (uncredited)
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Directed by
Pierre David 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Bryant 
David Cronenberg  characters
Pierre David  story
George Saunders  written by

Produced by
Pierre David .... producer
René Malo .... executive producer
Robert Lansing Parker .... co-producer
Noël A. Zanitsch .... co-producer
Original Music by
Louis Febre 
Cinematography by
Jacques Haitkin 
Film Editing by
Julian Semilian 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson 
Production Design by
Deborah Raymond 
Dorian Vernacchio 
Costume Design by
Yana Syrkin 
Makeup Department
David Barrett .... special makeup effects artist
Marlene Stoller .... wig fabrication: Magical Media Industries Inc.
Barbara Wilder .... assistant makeup artist
Vera Zay .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christina Combs .... second second assistant director
Christina Fong .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Curtis Laseter .... construction foreman
Sound Department
Rob Braxton .... boom operator: second unit
Adam Joseph .... sound mixer
Daniel D. Monahan .... sound mixer: second unit (as Dan Monahan)
Bruce Nazarian .... supervising sound editor
Sean Sullivan .... boom operator
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
David Barrett .... lab/set technician: Magical Media Industries Inc.
John Carl Buechler .... designer/supervisor: Magical Media Industries Inc.
John Carl Buechler .... special makeup and creature effects
Lynn Buechler .... production controller: Magical Media Industries Inc.
James Conrad .... lab/set technician: Magical Media Industries Inc.
Anthony Doublin .... stop-motion effects: Magical Media Industries Inc.
John Foster .... production manager: Magical Media Industries Inc.
John Foster .... special creature and mechanical effects: Magical Media Industries Inc.
John Gillan .... lab/set technician: Magical Media Industries Inc.
Ted Haines .... special creature and mechanical effects: Magical Media Industries Inc.
Mike Jones .... lab/set technician: Magical Media Industries Inc.
Nick Marra .... lab/set technician: Magical Media Industries Inc.
James Rohland .... lab/set technician: Magical Media Industries Inc.
Paul Salamoff .... special makeup effects artist: Magical Media Industries Inc.
Melanie Tooker .... lab/set technician: Magical Media Industries Inc.
Bill Zahn .... special makeup effects artist: Magical Media Industries Inc.
Visual Effects by
Larry Arpin .... optical effects
Kurek Ashley .... stunts
Richard L. Blackwell .... stunts (as Rick Blackwell)
George B. Colucci Jr. .... stunts (as George Colucci)
Christina Combs .... stunts
Christina Fong .... utility stunts
Leo Lee .... stunts
Kurt D. Lott .... stunts (as Kurt Lott)
Jeff Pruitt .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Pruitt .... stunts
Koichi Sakamoto .... stunts
Ellen G. Statham .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunts
John Stewart .... stunts (as John Michael Stewart)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Avallone .... grip (as A.J. 'Doc' Benway)
Kevin Brown .... assistant chief lighting technician
Steve Cohen .... camera operator
Benjamin Lehmann .... assistant camera: second unit
Laurence Manly .... second assistant camera
Mark A. Shelton .... gaffer
Phillip Darlington .... electrician (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Christopher S. Baird .... associate editor
Music Department
Meyer Shwarzstein .... music supervisor
Other crew
Ross Hammer .... production executive
Andrew C. Keeter .... location manager
Brenda Leigh .... stand-in
Meyer Shwarzstein .... creative consultant
James Welch .... stand-in
Christian Duguay .... special thanks
Cyndi Pass .... special thanks
Clark Peterson .... special thanks

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Did You Know?

Directorial debut for producer Pierre David.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Scanner Cop II (1995) (V)See more »


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2 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
almost the end of a series that perhaps should have stuck to one film: Scanners (1981), 20 February 2005
Author: FieCrier from Upstate New York

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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