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Dreamscape (1984)

A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex Gardner
... Doctor Paul Novotny
... Bob Blair
... The President
... Jane DeVries
... Tommy Ray Glatman
... Charlie Prince
... Mr. Webber
Cory 'Bumper' Yothers ... Buddy
Redmond Gleeson ... Snead
... Babcock
... Finch
Jana Taylor ... Mrs. Webber
... Fred Schoenstein
Kendall Carly Browne ... Mrs. Matusik
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A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in his sleep from a heart attack Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in the dreams somehow and that is causing them to die in real life. He must find a way to stop the abuse of the power to enter dreams. Written by Zaphod <aaa@scs.leeds.ac.uk>

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17 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El túnel de las pesadillas  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,257,000, 19 August 1984, Wide Release

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$11,484,000
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One of three movies to come out within a year of each dealing with dream manipulation and it's potential consequences. The other two were Brainstorm, released a year earlier, and A Nightmare On Elm Street, released 3 months later. See more »

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When Alex Gardner and Dr. Novotny are sitting at the bar with the pitcher of beer, Novotny's glass goes from near empty to full, without being filled. See more »

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Alex Gardner: You had Tommy Ray kill that woman in the dream link, didn't you?
Bob Blair: Yes.
Alex Gardner: Why?
Bob Blair: I wanted to see if it could be done.
Alex Gardner: You're a real humanitarian, Blair.
Bob Blair: I'm a realist. We live in a dangerous, hostile world. I will do whatever I have to to keep this country safe.
Alex Gardner: Yeah, that's what scares me.
Bob Blair: You're a very intelligent young man, Alex. You've mastered an amazing technique. Surely you can see the possibilities. During his dream link with Matusik, Tommy Ray stabbed her with a knife. A dream knife. The ...
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Composed and Produced by Craig Huxley (as Craig Hundley)
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Good Sci-Fi for Its Time
22 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

For 1984, this is a good sci-fi movie. I remember watching its as a kid. I was scared for days of the Snake Man in the movie. Having watched it recently, I noticed that it had naturally lost the terror that it instilled when I was a child. Despite this, it brought back foggy memories and allowed me to analyze and enjoy the film on an adult level.

The story concerns a project that allows telepaths to enter into the dreams of others. Inside these dreams they are able to help/harm the individuals from/with their nightmares. Dennis Quaid plays a young Alex Gardner who possesses the gift of telepathy. Under the study of Max Von Sydow and Kate Capshaw (forgot how attractive she was), Alex enter patient's dreams and tries to help them. But with this ability, there are others that would use it as a weapon. When the President (Eddie Albert) begins having haunting nightmares, can someone help him escape his dreams before its too late?

Dreamscape delivers some of the eighties creativity and originality that we can only hope for in today's movies. Take out the gore and grotesqueness of "The Cell" and you could say this movie was its inspiration.


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