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  (in credits order)

Olivia Hussey ... Dr. Karen Murphy

William Atherton ... Dr. Ira Gold

Sean Young ... Mother

Mark Margolis ... Boris Pavlovsky

Larry Fessenden ... Father
Erick Kastel ... Harry Jellenik

Dee Wallace ... Dr. Denise Bell (as Dee Wallace-Stone)

Udo Kier ... Rev. Karl Hartman

Christopher Denham ... Alex Borden
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Anderson ... Desk Nurse
Jeanette Arnone ... Mother (KGB Lab)
David Austin ... Female Creature
Elwaldo Baptiste ... Highwater, Guard #1
Teodorina Bello ... Hospital Cleaning Lady

Stephen Benson ... Social Worker

Matthew Biancaniello ... Creature
Richard Blauvelt ... Slattery, Guard #2
Paul Boritzer ... Police Officer #1
R.D. Bowers ... Doctor #1 (as Dr. R.D. Bowers)
Agata Bowman ... Wheel Chair Patient
John Bradford ... CT Scan Operator
Giuseppe Cataldo ... Guard #1 (KGB Lab)
Sigmund Cranmore ... Additional Park Background
Eli de Mir ... Scientist
David Denham ... Orderly
Alexander Drake ... Additional Park Background
Johnny Egan ... Additional Park Background (as John J. Egan III)
David Glen Eisley ... Janitor (as David Eisley)

India Eisley ... Martha
Nat Gelfinbein ... Additional Park Background
Raymond Gutierrez ... Boat Basin Witness

Morris Katz ... Street Artist
Paula Kelly ... Alice, Ambulance Driver
Alexandra Klausner ... Additional Park Background
Steve Klausner ... Additional Park Background
Vassily Kolganov ... Additional Park Background
Paul Kurzeja ... Patient #1
Tamas Lassu ... Link #1
Michael Locascio ... Jason's Father
Quinn Lujan ... Young Alex
Daniel Manche ... Young Harry
Romy Marqvardt ... Nurse
Troy McCombs ... Homeless Outside Church

Pollyanna McIntosh ... Stacy
Jennifer Mekalonis ... Nude Model In Painting
Laura Minch ... Homeless Outside Church
James Morance ... Additional Park Background
Irwin Nayman ... Additional Park Background
Carl Peters ... Patient #2

Mercedes Renard ... Reporter Connie Sanchez
Regis Schultis Jr. ... Man In Church

Abe Shainberg ... Game Spectator
Josh Shainberg ... Chess Player in park
Leo Shvedsky ... Guard #2 (KGB Lab)
Santo Silvestro ... Game Spectator

Paul Sparks ... Jason
James Spruill ... Lloyd Carter
Cornelia Szustka ... Lab Technician
Marc A. Thomas ... Doctor #2
Craig Tollin ... Additional Park Background
Robert Tollin ... Additional Park Background
Robert Tonino ... Stacy's Boss

Andrew van den Houten ... Charlie, Ambulance EMS
Carola van den Houten ... Bag Lady (scenes deleted)
Tatiana Vidus ... Model
Yan Vizinberg ... Link #2
Mark von Kreuter ... Mark, Ambulance Orderly
Todd Walker ... Game Spectator
Todd Walker ... Obsever

Patrick Wang ... Sammy Chung
Justin Wheeler ... Police Officer #2
Timo Wild ... Resident
Holly Wilson Miller ... Attending Nurse (scenes deleted)
Matthew Wolinski ... Guard #3 (KGB Lab)
Brandon Xuereb ... Additional Park Background

Directed by
Andrew van den Houten 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steve Klausner 
Troy McCombs  story
William M. Miller 

Produced by
Elwaldo Baptiste .... associate producer
Marius Kerdel .... executive producer
William M. Miller .... producer
Abe Shainberg .... associate producer
Robert Tonino .... line producer
Andrew van den Houten .... producer
Original Music by
Ryan Shore 
Cinematography by
William M. Miller 
Film Editing by
Elwaldo Baptiste 
Casting by
Cindi Rush 
Production Design by
Krista Gall 
Jeff Subik 
Costume Design by
Michael Bevins 
Aimee Schlectman 
Makeup Department
Jill Astmann .... additional makeup artist
Rick Crane .... special makeup effects crew: Creature Prosthetics Application
Paula Kelly .... makeup department head
Jamie Kelman .... special makeup effects supervisor
Michael Marino .... special makeup effects artist
Stephanie Pasicov .... assistant special effects makeup
Justin Stafford .... special effects contact lens maker
Production Management
Elwaldo Baptiste .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Johnny Egan .... first assistant director
Dawn Leuchter .... second assistant director
Oak Porcelli .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Leslie Bloom .... foley artist
Bucky Carr .... boom operator
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Frank Egan .... dialogue editor
Frank Egan .... sound designer
Frank Egan .... sound effects editor
John Moros .... foley engineer
Nicholas Schenck .... assistant sound editor (as Nicholas J. Schenck)
Eric Thomas .... location sound recordist
Special Effects by
Jamie Kelman .... special makeup effects designer
Visual Effects by
Joe Zito .... smoke artist
Camera and Electrical Department
George Bianchini .... Steadicam operator
Chris Clarke .... gaffer
John Coots .... additional electrician
René Crout .... first assistant camera
David George Ellis .... Steadicam operator
Harry Greenberger .... additional first assistant camera
Wesley Hodges .... additional second assistant camera
Alec Jarnagin .... Steadicam operator
Lisa Origlieri .... second assistant camera
Jonathan Stern .... key grip
Michael Yetter .... best boy electric
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tamara Luzeckyj .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Jim Finn .... negative supervisor
Matt Woo .... digital intermediate technician
Joe Zito .... on-line editor
Corey Michael Lincoln .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Mikael Carlsson .... executive soundtrack producer
CMDess .... composer: additional music
Peter Fuchs .... music scoring engineer
Joshua Klausner .... music supervisor
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Lawrence Manchester .... score recordist
Transportation Department
David George Ellis .... swing driver
Other crew
Greg Andersson .... production assistant
Rachel Connors .... script supervisor (segments 2 and 4)
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Zorinah Juan .... script supervisor (segment 1)
Jessica Lustgarten .... production assistant
Joseph B. Mauceri .... unit publicist
Paul C. McKenna .... production assistant (as Paul McKenna)
Reyther Ortega .... script supervisor (segment 3)
Leo Shvedsky .... production assistant (as Leonid Shvedsky)
Ian M. Stratford .... production counsel
Justin Whitacre .... production assistant
Timo Wild .... production assistant

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Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, sexuality and language (cut)
89 min | 84 min (Director's Cut) | 95 min (International version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | Germany:18 (unrated version) | Portugal:M/16 | UK:15 | USA:R (cut)
Filming Locations:

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Audio/visual unsynchronized: At the main characters first visit to the "artist's apartment", he stands and looks at a painting (the one of the naked woman lying on the couch). He stands still to look at it and as the camera shifts from right to left around him, in the background the TV, (which is turned off) picks up the legs of someone walking, yet both characters are standing perfectly still.See more »
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37 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Headspace is one of the best monster movies you haven't seen!, 8 May 2006

I first became aware of the film Headspace back in early 2006 after reading a featured article in Fangoria, one of my favorite horror mags. The article was interesting, as they usually are, but what enticed me most about this little, independent gem was the insanely original storyline, which we'll get to shortly. I was also attracted to the filmmakers themselves and the producers, writer and director all seemed very self motivated, intelligent and determined to make an awesome film. So, you could say I was expecting a little more than usual going into Headspace.

Let me fill you in on the plot. We see a young, troubled guy known to the world as Alex Borden, played by Christopher Denham. By troubled, I mean a pretty rough childhood which, at one point, involves him and his brother viewing their dad blow their mom's face to smithereens with a shotgun. Serves her right for getting too far away from the kitchen… Alex has been a smart guy all his life but, at the age of twenty-five, his intelligence begins increasing by the minute. This dude reads books in minutes, learns how to master chess in a day's time and can even understand women. Actually, I'm kidding… Nobody's that smart. Eventually, Alex learns that he can see events that have taken place in the past and, towards the end of the film, can even see into other dimensions, which is where the crap really hits the fan.

This Good Will Hunting Gone Wild tale could have easily been a disaster if it were not for the TLC given by the people involved. The look of the film really enhanced the quality for me. Headspace looks like it cost five to ten million to make and I would bet my dead rabbit Penny's water bottle that the budget was nowhere near that amount. Headpsace recently took home the Best Cinematography Award at the New York Horror Film Festival and with good reason. The film is colorful, shot well and looks magnificent over all.

Another element that boosted the quality of the film for me was the casting. It seemed like every five minutes, some blast from the past was popping up. We have Olivia Hussey from Black Christmas, William Atherton from Ghostbusters, Sean Young from Bladerunner and Dee Wallace-Stone from The Hills Have Eyes. I could keep going but I think you get the idea. These seasoned vets not only make the film more fun because of that, "Oh I remember them!" factor but, they also bring some serious acting chops to the table. Newcomer Christopher Denham definitely holds his own as well and he's interesting to watch as he manages to find a balance between the nice guy next-door and the freak with the expanding brain. I mean, I liked the guy throughout the entire movie but I wasn't sure if someone should spend time scouring the Earth for the best doctor available or just drag him in the back yard behind the shed and put him down Ol' Yeller style! It was a nice dynamic.

With all this being said, the bottom line is that I really respect the filmmakers of Headspace for truly caring about the material. They set out to make one of those B rated monster movies that we all remember as kids and they nailed it. It was like watching USA's Creature Double Feature night with the only difference being that it was Tuesday and there was only one featured Creature Feature as apposed to two featured Double Creature Features. Huh? Anyway, those films were never this well done. Bravo!

Overall, I really enjoyed Headspace and feel very comfortable recommending it to everyone, even the casual fans of the genre. One thing to the gore lovers though; these characters spend a lot more time talking than chopping so, if you're looking for a blood bath, try something else. I highly suggest watching the film in the dark on a Saturday night with a big fat bowl of popped corn floating in butter. It's that kind of film!

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