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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 overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Minns ...
Dr. Max Warick
Kate Copeland ...
Dr. Elle Warick
Terry Aaron ...
Paul Karnell
Male Detective
Jared Morgan ...
Old Max
Dr. Isabella Ramoray
Andy Blacksmith ...
Dr. Anthony Armstrong
Harry Tufill ...
Dr. Richard Calishot
Tammi Baker ...
Hannah Stansbridge ...
Rosie Warick
Daniel Kobbina ...
Theressa Wood ...
Nurse Alice
Michael Hall ...
Mr. Hall
Maxine Robinson ...
Max's Mother


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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The cure is deadlier than the disease See more »

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

8 April 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diagnosis  »

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$10,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Referenced in Darkhunters (2004) See more »


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26 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I know for a fact this was SHOT on £3,000 which is nothing and parts had to be dubbed and done again costing £7,000 in total. The whole story and idea of it is a pretty damn good one, the dialogue is not brilliant in places, but it is a good film tho. Not the best film obviously, but i liked it. It shows what can be done with feck all money. The acting isn't great, but you cant afford top actors when you have no money, the actors conveyed the story well enough to be watched. Uri geller....foock man what the hell....oh well. The film was not a Hollywood multimillion dollar project, it was a few thousand pounds shot on 16mm, so you cant expect the best things ever from it. Its not a bad film none the less. If you like your small budget Indy style films, and know what to expect from them then you will be a lot less critical about this film than others. Not really a scary film, some bits may make you jump, but it needs a little bit of thinking to understand the film properly, but it is good don't get me wrong. Mr Roberts new film forest of the damned is supposed to be a huge jump from this one. I am looking forward to it muchly. And I hear from certain sources that the film in the works station 13 is going to be much much bigger budget and will be one to really look out for. Watch this film, and bare in mind it was shot on almost nothing, and is a quite early attempt at film making by the director(s) watch the other newer films and watch the progression. wow i wrote a lot.

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