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Writers (WGA):
Ursula K. Le Guin (novel)
Alan Sharp (teleplay)
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Release Date:
8 September 2002 (USA) See more »
His dreams control our destiny, but who controls his dreams.
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. | Add synopsis »
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James Caan ... Dr. William Haber

Lukas Haas ... George Orr

Lisa Bonet ... Heather Lelache

David Strathairn ... Mannie

Sheila McCarthy ... Penny

Serge Houde ... Judge
Suzanne Desautels ... Lelache's Secretary
Belinda Hum ... Mrs. Nakumisi
Tetsuro Shigematsu ... Mr. Nakumisi

Jonathan Higgins ... Medic

Danny Blanco Hall ... Security Officer (as Danny Blanco-Hall)

Conrad Pla ... Search Man #1
Daniel Do ... Waker / Host
Daniel Pilon ... President Murtle

Steve Adams ... Game Show Host

Claudia Besso ... Personality #1

Cas Anvar ... TV Personality #3
Steve Anthony ... Personality #4
Lori Graham ... Newscaster #1
Caroline Van Vlaardingen ... Newscaster #2
Caroline Van ... Newscaster #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elisabetta Fantone ... Patient Relative (uncredited)

Directed by
Philip Haas 
Writing credits
Ursula K. Le Guin (novel "The Lathe of Heaven")

Alan Sharp (teleplay)

Produced by
Craig Baumgarten .... executive producer
David Craig .... supervising producer
Bruce Davison .... co-producer
Allen Sabinson .... executive producer
Mark Winemaker .... producer
Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti 
Cinematography by
Pierre Mignot 
Film Editing by
Jean-François Bergeron 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
Andrea Kenyon 
Production Design by
Sylvain Gingras 
Art Direction by
Daniel Carpentier 
Costume Design by
Liz Vandal 
Makeup Department
Gaétan Landry .... hair stylist
Serge Morache .... key hair stylist
Nathalie Trépanier .... assistant makeup artist
Hanna Yee .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Paul Boutin .... unit manager
Ginette Guillard .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pierre Bouchard .... second assistant director
Paul Drouin .... additional third assistant director
Mireille Goulet .... first assistant director
Auree Tommi Lepage .... third assistant director
Art Department
Kun Chang .... concept artist
Louis Frederic Denomme .... art department assistant
Marcel Pierre Dussol .... props
Marie-Soleil Dénommé .... assistant decorator
Ronny Gosselin .... propmaker
Simone Leclerc .... property master
Jean-Francois Mignault .... illustrator
Jean-Francois Mignault .... pre-visualization
Russell Moore .... first assistant art director
Andrée Roy .... art runner
Sound Department
Terry Burke .... foley artist
Steph Carrier .... sound re-recording mixer
Erik Culp .... foley mixer
Maxime Ferland .... boom operator
Peter Kambasis .... assistant sound editor
Claude La Haye .... production sound mixer
Timothy Mehlenbacher .... assistant sound editor
Steve Munro .... supervising sound editor
Dale Sheldrake .... dialogue editor
Paul Shikata .... foley assistant
Orest Sushko .... sound re-recording mixer
David Yonson .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
André Laforest .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Peter Denomme .... executive in charge of visual effects: Calibre Digital (as Pete Denomme)
John Paul Docherty .... digital effects supervisor: Peerless
Ditch Doy .... senior CG animator: Peerless
Mark Fordham .... head of matte department
Noel Hooper .... visual effects supervisor
Brian Lui .... playback animator
Andrew Nguyen .... compositor
Andrew Nguyen .... matte painter
Matt Schofield .... matte painter
Che Spencer .... visual effects coordinator
Mikaela Tullett .... visual effects coordinator
Tom Turnbull .... visual effects consultant
Marc Twinam-Cauchi .... CG animator: Peerless
Pat Wong .... senior 2D compositor: Peerless (as Patrick Wong)
David Hedley .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Mark Spevick .... digital effects artist: Peerless (uncredited)
Rainy Venne .... Flame artist (uncredited)
Jean Frenette .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernard Arseneau .... gaffer
Yves Arseneau .... electrician
Geoffroy Beauchemin .... first assistant camera
Philippe Bossé .... still photographer
Sylvain Bélanger .... grip
Amelie Duceppe .... camera trainee
Robert Lapierre Jr. .... key grip
Marco Venditto .... electrician
Casting Department
Randi Wells .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Stéfanie Guadagnino .... assistant editor
Music Department
Paul Intson .... music editor
Transportation Department
Richard Chabot .... driver: cast
Other crew
Chantal Allard .... production assistant
Guy Aumond .... production accountant
Lynn Beaudin .... assistant location manager
Pierre Blondin .... location manager
Daniel Boudreau .... production assistant
Alain Bourassa .... on-set playback
Alain Dahan .... computer/video operator
Benoit Thériault .... production assistant

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USA:90 min | USA:91 min
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Because of the premise of the movie, it can be seen as either a remake of "The Lathe of Heaven" or its sequel.See more »
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Remake of The Lathe of Heaven (1980) (TV)See more »


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27 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Death to Hollywood!, 9 September 2002
Author: Peter Maranci ( from Woonsocket RI, USA

Dreadful. Stupid. Boring. None of these words come even CLOSE to describing the horror of this 2002 A&E film which claims to be based on U.K. LeGuin's "The Lathe of Heaven".

It's not as if they didn't have an example to follow. The PBS production of Lathe is universally recognized as one of the best "thinking" science fiction movies ever made, and they made it for virtually nothing compared to the cost of A&E's dog of a film.

There is a lesson to be learned, here, folks, and the lesson is this: Hollywood is full of idiots. They remade Casablanca. They remade The Third Man. Why? And in the name of all sanity, why can't anyone STOP them?

Virtually all of the plot of the book and original movie are gone, as is all of the sense. The aliens? Gone. The grey-skin solution to race problems? Gone. The dissonance between the Western activist/technological worldview as opposed to the Eastern passive/natural worldview? Gone. Intelligent dialog, talented acting? Gone.

In their place we get some hot tongue action between Lisa Bonet and Lucas Haas. Not a good trade-off.

Ms. Le Guin was heavily involved with the PBS original, and not at all consulted about this remake. The director boasted that he hadn't seen the first movie nor read the book. He should have. If he had, perhaps he'd have recognized his own utter lack of talent and done the decent thing, which is kill himself before he made this monstrosity.

I only hope that new viewers aren't put off seeing the original by this bad, bad movie. Do yourself a favor: buy or rent the original on DVD! Even the special effects were cooler, and it was made in 1980!!

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