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A scientist trains a man with an advanced telepathic ability called "scanning", to stop a dangerous Scanner with extraordinary psychic powers from waging war against non scanners.

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Kim Obrist
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Cameron Vale (as Steven Lack)
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Dr. Paul Ruth
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Braedon Keller
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Darryl Revok
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Benjamin Pierce (as Robert Silverman)
Lee Broker ...
Security One
Mavor Moore ...
Trevellyan
Adam Ludwig ...
Arno Crostic
Murray Cruchley ...
Programmer 1 (as Lee Murray)
Fred Doederlein ...
Dieter Tautz
Géza Kovács ...
Killer in Record Store (as Geza Kovacs)
Sonny Forbes ...
Killer in Attic (as Sony Forbes)
Jérôme Tiberghien ...
Killer in Attic (as Jerome Tiberghien)
Denis Lacroix ...
Killer in Barn
Elizabeth Mudry ...
Killer in Barn
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Dr. Gatineau (as Victor Desy)
Louis Del Grande ...
First Scanner
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Scanner in Attic (as Tony Sherwood)
Ken Umland ...
Scanner in Attic
Anne Anglin ...
Scanner in Attic
Jock Brandis ...
Scanner in Attic
Jack Messinger ...
Scanner at Door
Victor Knight ...
Dr. Frane
Karen Fullerton ...
Pregnant Girl
Margaret Gadbois ...
Woman in Mall
Terrance P. Coady ...
Security 1 Car Passenger (as Terry Coady)
Steve Michaels ...
Security 1 Car Driver
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Security 2 Car Driver
Nicholas Kilbertus ...
Security 2 Car Partner (as Nickolas Kilbertus)
Don Buchsbaum ...
Large Man in Mall
Roland Nincheri ...
Large Man in Mall (as Rolland Nincheri)
Kimberly McKeever ...
Hallucinating Guard
Robert Boyd ...
Hallucinating Guard
Graham Batchelor ...
Yoga Technician
Dean Hagopian ...
Programmer 2
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Programmer 3
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Medical Student in Mall
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John Brasington ...
Hazmat-Suit Worker (uncredited)
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Hazmat-Suit Worker (uncredited)
Jack Canon ...
Hazmat-Suit Worker (uncredited)
Richard Chapman Jr. ...
Hazmat-Suit Worker (uncredited)
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Hazmat-Suit Worker (uncredited)
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Hazmat-Suit Worker (uncredited)
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Boyfriend (uncredited)
Ian McQue ...
Scanner / Security Guard (uncredited)
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Tony (uncredited)
Sam Stone ...
Security Guard (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Cronenberg

Written by

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David Cronenberg ... (written by)

Produced by

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Pierre David ... executive producer
Claude Héroux ... producer (produced by) (as Claude Heroux)
Victor Solnicki ... executive producer

Music by

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Howard Shore

Cinematography by

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Mark Irwin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ronald Sanders

Editorial Department

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Robert Boyd ... assistant editor
Chris Hutton ... assistant editor
Thomas Metzger ... color timer
Bill Wiggins ... post-production coordinator

Art Direction by

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Carol Spier

Costume Design by

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Delphine White

Makeup Department

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Stephan Dupuis ... special makeup
Brigitte McCaughry ... makeup artist
Constant Natale ... hair stylist
Tom Schwartz ... special makeup
Dick Smith ... special makeup effects consultant
Chris Walas ... special makeup

Production Management

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Don Buchsbaum ... production manager
Jean Savard ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jim Kaufman ... first assistant director
Anne Murphy ... third assistant director
Michael A. Williams ... second assistant director (as Mike Williams)

Art Department

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Alfred ... set designer
Peter Borowski ... sculptor
Jean Bourret ... property master
Peter Bray ... set dresser
Serge Bureau ... assistant set dresser
Michel Comte ... assistant propsman
Tom Coulter ... sculptor
Peter Dowker ... sculptor
Melanie Johnson ... assistant set dresser
Barbara Jones ... assistant art director
Michael Joy ... draughtsman
Claude Simard ... construction supervisor
Ernie Tomlinson ... assistant propsman

Sound Department

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Charles Bowers ... sound editor
Peter Burgess ... sound editing supervisor
Terry Burke ... assistant sound editor
Don Cohen ... sound
Paul Coombe ... sound re-recordist
Gary Daprato ... assistant sound editor
Mike Hoogenboom ... sound re-recordist
Peter Jermyn ... sound editor
Bruce Nyznik ... sound editor
Gabor Vadnay ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Don Berry ... special effects assistant
Louis Craig ... special effects assistant
Jacques Godbout ... special effects assistant
Dennis Pike ... micro effects
Gary Zeller ... special effects

Stunts

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Alex Stevens ... stunt coordinator
Céline Fournier ... stunt woman (uncredited)
Gary Hymes ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jock Brandis ... gaffer
François Dupéré ... key grip (as Francois Dupere)
Denis Fugere ... still photographer
Maris H. Jansons ... grip (as Maris Jansons)
Claude Langlois ... best boy
Robin Miller ... first assistant camera
Michel Périard ... grip (as Michel Periard)
Lynn Rotin ... apprentice assistant camera
Arshad Shaw ... electrician
Gregory Villeneuve ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Ginette D'Amico ... casting assistant
Muriel Fournier ... casting assistant
Daniel Hausmann ... casting: Montreal

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Fabienne April ... assistant dresser
Renée April ... dresser
Blanche-Danielle Boileau ... costume assistant (as Blanche Boileau)

Location Management

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Christine Burt ... location manager

Script and Continuity Department

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France Boudreau ... continuity

Transportation Department

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Armand Thomas ... driver: action vehicles
Charles Toupin ... driver captain

Additional Crew

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Neil Bibby ... production assistant
Victor Blazevic ... production assistant
Robert Boyd ... assistant: Mr. Cronenberg
Pierre David ... presenter
Patrick Ferrerro ... production assistant
Kay Gray ... unit publicist
Nerses Kolanian ... production assistant
Guy Landry ... production assistant
Glendon Light ... production assistant
Marilyn Majerczyk ... production assistant
Serge Major ... production accountant
Kim Obrist ... assistant: Mr. Heroux
Danièle Rohrbach ... production coordinator (as Daniele Rohrbach)
Nick Rose ... production assistant
Victor Solnicki ... presenter
Claire Veillet ... production assistant
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. Written by Paul Reynolds

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Taglines There are 4 billion people on earth. 237 are Scanners. They have the most terrifying powers ever created... and they are winning. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Scanners - Ihre Gedanken können töten (Germany)
  • Scanners - dödande tanke (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Mentes destructoras (Mexico)
  • Skenuotojai (Lithuania)
  • Scanners 1: Sua Mente Pode Destruir (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Box Office

Budget CAD4,100,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The crash scene in the record store prominently features a float hanging from the ceiling for the RSO (Robert Stigwood Organization) record label, who paid for this placement. By the time the film was released, RSO had gone out of business. See more »
Goofs After the famous "exploding head" scene, there wasn't a drop of blood on Revok or the table. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into 365 Days, also Known as a Year (2019). See more »
Crazy Credits As the credits end, the words "Max Security Self Destruct Seconds 1" flash on the screen, then the screen flashes green, as if someone shut the monitor off. See more »
Quotes Benjamin Pierce: My art... keeps me sane.
[gestures at plaster head]
Benjamin Pierce: Art.
[taps his temples]
Benjamin Pierce: Sane.
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