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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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A circle of friendship. A web of mystery. A pattern of fear. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$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?


To portray Mr. Grey speaking through Jonesy, Damian Lewis did an impression of actor Malcolm McDowell. See more »


When Beaver fights the weasel in the bathroom, a cable for operating the puppet is visible, attached to his shirt. It's most visible in a close-up of his chest as the weasel lunges at him. See more »


Dr. Henry Devlin: Where are you, Jonsey? Pick up the phone. Call 1-800-HENRY.
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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 »


Mighty Mouse Theme
Written by Philip A. Scheib (as Philip Scheib) & Marshall Barer
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User Reviews

Why Rated So Low?!
28 October 2003 | by (Boise, ID) – See all my reviews

I'm a sci-fi fan, but am pretty discriminating. Often _years_ will go by where I don't like even a single sci-fi film that comes out. This one scared and "wow-ed" me. Doesn't just rely on special effects, but has a good plot and at least decent acting. I don't see why this film was rated so poorly, unless other viewers didn't know ahead of time it had a strong sci-fi bent (I didn't). Great storyline, eerie memorable scenes, and a complex background story that evolves slowly but consistently throughout the movie through flashbacks from the main characters. Great way to condense the novel, I assume.

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