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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) (21 March 2003)

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$33,685,268 (USA) (16 May 2003)
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The flashback scene, where the boys first meet Duddits, is the barrens from the Stephen King film It (1990) which also takes place in Derry. See more »

Goofs

When Col. Curtis in firing the mini-gun at Lt. Underhill from the helicopter, the sound it emits is a conventional machine gun, not the unique whir of a mini-gun. See more »

Quotes

Joe 'Beaver' Clarendon: Here's to Duddits... our dreamcatcher. Wish he was here.
Pete Moore: To the Duds.
Dr. Henry Devlin: To Douglas Cavell.
Gary 'Jonesy' Jones: To Duddits.
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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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Scooby Doo, Where Are You
Written by David Mook & Ben Raleigh
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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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