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Dreamcatcher (2003)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  21 March 2003 (USA)
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Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.



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Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom Written by simon

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Das Böse findet einen Weg (The evil finds a way) See more »

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Rated R for violence, gore and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 March 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cazador de sueños  »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,027,423 (USA) (21 March 2003)


$33,685,268 (USA) (16 May 2003)

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Did You Know?


The insignia on Gen. Matheson's beret is actually a 10th Mountain Div. shoulder patch, without the "MOUNTAIN" tab. See more »


When Beaver and Jonesy are following the trail of blood, Beaver's shirt is alternately wet and dry between shots. See more »


Douglas 'Duddits' Cavell: I Duddits!
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow logos are covered in snow, while the Castle Rock Entertainment lighthouse beams its light across a lake covered in snow. See more »


References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »


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17 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Plot heavy--TOO heavy--horror sci-fi film about 4 friends (Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis) in the Maine woods squaring off against disgusting killer aliens and the Army led by Morgan Freeman and Tom Sizemore.

The film is well-directed by Lawrence Kasdan and well-acted (especially by Jane, Lewis and Olyphant) but there's too many plots going on and the movie rambles on for 135 minutes. I did sit through the whole thing, but I was never really involved or interested.

On the plus side, the special effects are great; the aliens are slimy and disgusting; the attack scenes are brutal (and bloody) and I LOVED the way Kasdan visualized Lewis' mind.

Still, the film has too many plots to handle and it's constantly loosing its focus. Not terrible or unwatchable, just disappointing.

I give it a 6.

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