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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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Budget:

$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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Trivia

The character of Colonel Kurtz in the novel, was changed to Colonel Curtis for the movie, so the audience wouldn't think it was a reference to the Apocalypse Now (1979) character, which it is in the novel. See more »

Goofs

The call of a loon can be heard in outdoor scenes. The film is set in winter, when loons would've migrated south for the winter. See more »

Quotes

Gary 'Jonesy' Jones: Fuck you.
Mr. Gray: I know what that expression means. I've studied the foul language section of your memory warehouse. Rather distasteful, I must say.
Gary 'Jonesy' Jones: How about this, Mr. Gray? Eat shit and die.
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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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Always in My Heart
Written by Barbara L. Jordan & William Peterkin
Performed by Tony Carbone
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters
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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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