When a young nurse begins work at an isolated psychiatric ward, she quickly becomes fascinated with Patrick, a brain dead patient who is the subject of a mad scientist's cruel and unusual experiments. What starts as an innocent fascination quickly takes a sinister turn as Patrick begins to use his psychic powers to manipulate her every move, and send her life into a terrifying spiral out of control. Written by
Cruel. Controlling. Comatose.
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Did You Know?
The titular character Patrick does not utter a single word throughout the entire movie. See more
During the opening credits, we see a newspaper article. The visible headline says "Boy Physician," and the article tells of a boy of 15, Sebastian Roget, who is the youngest student ever admitted to Oxford, and only 2 years left of schooling before becoming a doctor. The wording of the article takes place in the present tense, while Dr. Roget is still a teen, however the photo in the article shows Dr. Roget as an older man, with crows feet wrinkles around his eyes. See more
After the movie credits have ended, we get to see an image of main character Patrick, as well as the two words "PATRICK VIVE" popping up, an homage to the Italian film "Patrick vive ancora" (1980), a sequel to the original "Patrick" (1978). See more
(Music from the 1980 Motion Picture The Survivor (1981)
Composed and conducted by Brian May
© 1980 Riaci Investments Pty Ltd
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