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Dreamcatcher (2003)

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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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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?


An early deleted scene showed the boys with Josie, the girl with intellectual disabilities who they later rescue from the sewer drain. See more »


LTG Matheson's rank insignia on his beret is clearly upside-down. See more »


Joe 'Beaver' Clarendon: Wait, Jonesy...
Gary 'Jonesy' Jones: Yeah, Beav?
Joe 'Beaver' Clarendon: You be careful.
Gary 'Jonesy' Jones: Be careful of what?
Joe 'Beaver' Clarendon: Wish I knew.
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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 The Dead Zone (2002) See more »


Blue Bayou
Written by Joe Melson & Roy Orbison
Performed by Roy Orbison
Courtesy of Orbison Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

Wow! Now that's a crazy movie!!!!
5 March 2004 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

Man, where does Stephen King comes up with this things? Again, we have the childhood friends we think we know from "Stand by me" only this time they're older, have weird powers and face some really nasty creatures. I just come from watching it for the first time and i just wanted to say: What a weird movie!! I've seen some really weird movies, but this one... It's sort of a mixture of horror, sci-fi, comedy... At some point you don't know whether to be disgusted or to laugh! The special efects are great, and so is the music ("On blue bayou..."}. It may not be a great movie, but it's great entertainment. And it's sooooooo insane!!!! I liked it. Go see it. 7/10

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