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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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Joseph Ruben

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Alex Gardner
Max von Sydow ... Doctor Paul Novotny
Christopher Plummer ... Bob Blair
Eddie Albert ... The President
Kate Capshaw ... Jane DeVries
David Patrick Kelly ... Tommy Ray Glatman
George Wendt ... Charlie Prince
Larry Gelman ... Mr. Webber
Cory 'Bumper' Yothers Cory 'Bumper' Yothers ... Buddy
Redmond Gleeson Redmond Gleeson ... Snead
Peter Jason ... Babcock
Chris Mulkey ... Finch
Jana Taylor Jana Taylor ... Mrs. Webber
Madison Mason ... Fred Schoenstein
Kendall Carly Browne Kendall Carly Browne ... Mrs. Matusik
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Storyline

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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Close your eyes and the adventure begins. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El túnel de las pesadillas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,257,627, 19 August 1984

Gross USA:

$12,145,169

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,145,169
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kate Capshaw starred as the love-interest in not one, but two 1984 movies that featured a scene where a man's still-beating heart was ripped from his chest: this movie and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). See more »

Goofs

When Alex enters the volunteer's dream for the first time, he jumps/falls on the construction girder trying to rescue the man. While on the girder, Alex is alternatively in front on or behind the rope while reaching for the man (most noticeable where he uses his legs to try and anchor himself in place while reaching). See more »

Quotes

Bob Blair: [opens the elevator door to find Alex there] How did you get in here?
Alex Gardner: It was easy!
[Rips his own head in two to reveal a monster inside that bites Blair's head off]
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Alternate Versions

The US DVD uses an alternate shot of the scene where the short bald guy with glasses finds his wife cheating on him. Normally you see the woman partially naked but on the DVD only her face is shown. See more »

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Baby, Can't We Take It Home
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Good Sci-Fi for Its Time
22 August 2004 | by jrfranklin01See 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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