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Sanitarium (2001)

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A generation ago, Dr Max Warick was researching a mysterious experimental drug which was scientifically proven to cure certain types of madness. But as the most deranged test subjects ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Minns ...
Dr. Max Warick
Kate Copeland ...
Dr. Elle Warick
Terry Aaron ...
Harris
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Paul Karnell
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Male Detective
Jared Morgan ...
Old Max
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Dr. Isabella Ramoray
Andy Blacksmith ...
Dr. Anthony Armstrong
Harry Tufill ...
Dr. Richard Calishot
Tammi Baker ...
Donna
Hannah Stansbridge ...
Rosie Warick
Daniel Kobbina ...
Kelly
Theressa Wood ...
Nurse Alice
Michael Hall ...
Mr. Hall
Maxine Robinson ...
Max's Mother
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A generation ago, Dr Max Warick was researching a mysterious experimental drug which was scientifically proven to cure certain types of madness. But as the most deranged test subjects miraculously regained their sanity, the control patients, who were given no drugs at all, suffered horrific consequences. Because no one could find the cause of such deadly side effects, the experiments were stopped. But now twenty years later, a new set of hospital officials are about to release the drug into the marketplace. And the only man who can prevent this terror from eating away at the masses has since traded in his lab coat for a straight jacket. Written by cnc

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science crossed the line...something was waiting on the other side. See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

8 April 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diagnosis  »

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$10,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Uri Geller's scenes were added after the film was completed because it was felt that the film was too complicated and some kind of explanation was needed. See more »

Goofs

Its a common goof, but however small always breaks the film "spell". One of the mourners makes the classic mistake of looking directly at the camera, just after the punch up at the wake, but the real beauty of it is that it's as if she forgot they were filming (so "into" the role), and was surprised to see a camera in the room, check out the double take at the camera, then swift realisation of her GOOF and aversion of the eyes away! Luckily the tall baldy chap is acting so well most people miss this goof. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Darkhunters (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Burnt Toast and Hangovers
Written by Roberts & Buttery
Performed by Chief Wooden-head
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One of the Worst "Films" I Have Ever Seen
20 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Where do I start with this one? There is no doubt that this is one of the worst pieces of trash I have ever seen. No, I'm not saying that because I disliked it a little and I'm definitely not exaggerating. This is on my list of top 5 worst films I have ever seen. The production values are absolutely TERRIBLE on the Region 1 DVD. I had my speakers on full volume and could barely make out what was going on. It was so full of static that it made me wonder if there was something wrong with my television. The visual aspect of the film is awful as well. It looks as though it was filmed on a Viewmaster.

It's hard to comment on other aspects of the movie like acting, simply because it's difficult to get past the disgraceful audio/visual quality. The storyline, however, is so convoluted and ridiculous that my head began to spin. If you can understand what's going on, or care enough to know what's going on, then you deserve a medal.

I see several 10/10 rated reviews and I can't help but think we're being duped. There is absolutely NO way that this film can be rated that high. I respect others' opinions, but these people MUST be associated with the film in one way or another.

It's utterly disgusting that trash like this gets released. People, such as myself, rent or buy stuff like this expecting a decent film and end up with a $20 frisbee. Stop releasing garbage like this! It's a disgrace to the horror genre and its fans. We should use films like these to torture Osama bin Laden if we ever find him.


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