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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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A circle of friendship. A web of mystery. A pattern of fear. 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) (23 March 2003)

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$33,715,436 (USA)
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Lawrence Kasdan admitted that the film's failure had wounded his career, later preventing him from getting two films produced. 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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Dr. Henry Devlin: [Begins talking into the gun like it's a phone] Hello? Jonesy. Jesus Christ, I knew it was you. Where's he taking you? Massachusetts. He is? Duddits, OK... Jonesy, I will. You hang in there. Jonesy? Jonesy. He hung up...
Captain Owen Underhill: Give me back my gun.
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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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This is a failure, but a truly magnificent one!
14 June 2003 | by (Middle Of Nowhere, World) – See all my reviews

As Stephen King fans should probably know, there are a lot of things in Stephen Kings books that make sense only where they are - that is, in Stephen King books. Translating them to film is usually a bad idea, as many filmmakers who had adapted King's books before probably figured out. But along comes Lawrence Kasdan, a talented and acclaimed veteran director, who, with the aid of a no less acclaimed screenwriter William Goldman, decides while writing a script for Dreamcathcer that it would be better to bring along all the trademark King's weird goings-on - and voila! We have a movie filled with telepathy, butt-ripping aliens, crazy military types keen on killing everyone, telephone-guns, indian symbols and even a lot of CGI thrown in for a good measure. Of course, it all fails - but oh how gloriously! I'll go as far as to state that Dreamcatcher is absolutely the best unintentional B-movie trashfest in years! It was totally amusing that such a bunch of undoubtedly talented people (Morgan Freeman, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, besides aforementioned Kasdan & Goldman) were able to make this film without a single smirk - while the material is pure trash'n'cheese. That was the whole beauty of it, for me, at least - the level of money, work and talent that went into creating this film. I would like to personally thank all the people involved with Dreamcathcer - they made my year! Thank you, Lawrence Kasdan! Thank you, William Goldman! Thank you, Morgan Freeman

  • your eyebrows rocked! And most of all, thank you, Jason Lee - the bathroom
scene involving Beaver and an alien worm under the toilet lid is pure classic!


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