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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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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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Stephen King wrote the novel while recovering from a near-fatal accident. Because of his injuries, he wrote the novel in longhand. The accident is reflected in the story, particularly a graphic scene in which a vehicle runs down a major character. See more »

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When Henry shoots his diploma, the bullet goes through the glass and the diploma immediately below the word "University". In a close-up of the diploma, the bullet hole is at least an inch below Henry's name. 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 The Stand (1994) See more »

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