In a near future society a man claims that his dreams physically change reality. His therapist is confused at first but soon decides to use him for his own gain.

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Dr. William Haber
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Heather Lelache
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Mannie
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Penny
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Judge
Suzanne Desautels ...
Lelache's Secretary
Belinda Hum ...
Mrs. Nakumisi
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Mr. Nakumisi
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Medic
Danny Blanco Hall ...
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Search Man #1
Daniel Do ...
Waker / Host
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President Murtle
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Game Show Host
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In a near future society a man claims that his dreams physically change reality. His therapist is confused at first but soon decides to use him for his own gain.

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His dreams control our destiny, but who controls his dreams.

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Bruce Davison, who played George Orr in the 1980 teleplay, acted as executive producer on the 2002 remake. See more »

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A Miss
11 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am at a loss to understand why producers feel the need to remake perfectly good movies into mediocre movies. I just don't get it.

Ursula K. Le Guin's tale of George Orr, a wretched young man with the power to alter reality by literally dreaming up a new one, is a good story with many layers. George falls victim to a well-meaning (at first, anyway) psychotherapist, Dr. Haber, who uses George to remake the universe. George is one of those poor souls who cannot resist the will of anyone he perceives to be an authority and consequently finds himself remaking the universe to Haber's specifications. We all know that the road to a well known place is paved with good intentions, and this supplies the conflict that makes the drama.

If you've never read Ursula K. Le Guin's novel or seen the 1980 PBS film, you might like this effort. Otherwise, don't waste your time. This movie wimped out in several places by watering down the script to avoid any racial overtones, so well handled in both the book and the earlier film. There were other instances where I felt the script writers and the producer were trying to be as PC as possible. The story dragged, and all in all I found it flat.

The casting was OK with one exception -- Lisa Bonet, a generally competent actress, was sadly miscast as Heather LeLache, George's court-appointed lawyer. The role called for an in your face, very black lady with an attitude, not a wimpy cutie.


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