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Dreamcatcher (2003)

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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Four friends hung a dreamcatcher in their cabin. It's about to catch something it cannot stop. See more »


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

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21 March 2003 (USA)  »

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El cazador de sueños  »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$33,685,268 (USA) (16 May 2003)
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To portray Mr. Grey speaking through Jonesy, Damian Lewis did an impression of actor Malcolm McDowell. See more »

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When asked to swear he was telling the truth, the young serviceman gave the Boy Scout "sign" not any salute. Col Curtis (Morgan Freeman) as him to describe Blue Unit, the unit to which the serviceman belongs. He says they operate under the radar, they are not regular army, they do not salute, they do not display rank. When Col Curtis asks him about the incident, he asks the serviceman "Scout honor. Can you raise your hand tell me honestly you know this for a fact?" See more »

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Colonel Curtis: Do you think I'm crazy, Owen?
Captain Owen Underhill: A little bit.
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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 »

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References Heart of Darkness (1993) See more »

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