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Patrick (1978)

PG | | Horror | 7 September 1979 (USA)
A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kathy Jacquard
... Doctor Roget
Rod Mullinar ... Ed Jacquard
Bruce Barry ... Brian Wright
... Matron Cassidy
Helen Hemingway ... Sister Williams
María Mercedes ... Nurse Panicale (as Maria Mercedes)
Walter Pym ... Captain Fraser
... Detective Sgt. Grant
Carole-Ann Aylett ... Patrick's Mother
Paul Young ... Lover
Marilyn Rodgers ... Day Desk Nurse
Peggy Nichols ... Night Desk Nurse
John Murphy ... Barman
Ray Chubb ... S.E.C. Worker
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Storyline

After the shocking bathtub death of his mother and her lover, the sinister Patrick lays comatose in a small private hospital, his only action being his involuntary spitting. When a pretty young nurse, just separated from her husband, begins work at the hospital, she senses that Patrick is communicating with her, and he seems to be using his psychic powers to manipulate events in her life. Written by R Lindsay

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Some people thought he was crazy, He appeared to be deaf, dumb and blind, None of them knew of the sixth sense: The power of PATRICK'S mind! See more »

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7 September 1979 (USA)  »

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Coma  »

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AUD 400,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This Australian movie was actually nominated for three Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards including the premier award of Best Film. It was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing. However, the movie failed to win an AFI award for any of these. See more »

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[to Kathy Jacquard who is applying for a job as a nurse]
Matron Cassidy: Why did you choose the Roget Clinic, Mrs. Jacquard? We tend to attract certain types - lesbians, nymphomaniacs, enema specialists..."
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Crazy Credits

The end credits play over Patrick lying in his hospital bed with his eyes open. See more »

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Featured in One More Minute (1979) See more »

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excellent dialogue and a throbbing storyline
12 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is a real surprise. I only heard of this film through the OZ documentary, 'Not Hollywood' and picked it up for pence, but it is very good indeed.

Susan Penhaligon has a lot to do in the lead role as she struggles to communicate with the 'dead' hospital patient, Patrick.

Some real suspense, a little nudity and gore but excellent dialogue and a throbbing storyline that maintains a strong interest throughout.

Robert Thompson is the poor guy who has to play dead or near dead through the whole film but does a really good job and those eyes, even to the end. Great stuff!


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