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Close Your Eyes (2002)

Doctor Sleep (original title)
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A hypnotherapist is caught up in the pursuit of a serial killer.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clara Strother
Sophie Stuckey ...
Josh Richards ...
John Rogan ...
Francis Paladine
Lauren Gabrielle Volpert ...
Martha Strother
Police Inspector Hilary Ash
Chief Inspector Clements
Elliot Spruggs
Madison Smartt Bell ...
Hypnosis Patient
Stevie Nye ...
Young Boy 1
Joshua McGowan ...
Young Boy 2
Andrew French ...
Police Detective


While treating a policewoman for smoking, hypnotherapist Michael Strother has a telepathic vision of a young girl floating beneath the surface of a stream. The escaped victim of a ritualistic serial killer, the girl has become mute, and Michael is called upon by Scotland Yard to unlock the secrets she holds in order to catch a man who believes he has discovered the key to immortality. Written by Jaime Jeske <jaimej78@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 May 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Close Your Eyes  »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,980, 25 April 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$39,381, 2 May 2004
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Goran Visnjic lived in a rented flat above a pub off Trafalgar Square for three months while filming this movie. See more »


Janet Losey: You can read minds!
Dr. Michael Strother: I can't read minds, I just do cigarettes... Bye!
[shuts office door]
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Performed by Simon Boswell
Published by Sunfun Music
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An Unknown Great Thriller to Be Discovered by Viewers
2 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

In London, Michael Strother (Goran Vismjic) is a specialist in treatment for quitting smoking through hypnosis. His patient, the detective Janet Losey (Shirley Henderson), decides to use Michael's skills with the little girl Heather, who was kidnapped by a sick serial killer and escaped, but was speechless in shock. Michael gets involved with the investigation of Janet, threatening the safety of his own family. Along the story, weird mysteries are disclosed, having a hook in its open end for a possible sequel. This movie is an unknown great thriller. I saw this DVD on sale, and I decided to buy it just because it was very cheap. The introduction of the story is so good that I have decided to pay attention on the plot. What a surprise: it is indeed a spooky story, full of mystery, which makes the viewer tense, guessing whether it is a thriller or a horror movie. The direction is precise, using special effects only to create an atmosphere and cast has a good performance. This little gem deserves to be discovered by fans of thrillers full of suspense. Unfortunately, the DVD does not present any extra. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): `Hipnose' (`Hypnosis')

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