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The Dreaming (1988)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 13 January 1990 (Japan)
A doctor treats a sick aborigine, who had defied a tribal taboo and visited a sacred cave. The doctor soon finds herself having disturbing dreams and finds herself involved in a 200-year-old mystery.

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Mario Andreacchio
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Dignam Arthur Dignam ... Professor Bernard Thornton
Penny Cook ... Cathy Thornton
Gary Sweet ... Geoff
Laurence Clifford Laurence Clifford ... Najira
Kristina Nehm Kristina Nehm ... Warindji
Patrick Frost Patrick Frost ... Dr. Graham
John Noble ... Dr. Richards
Peter Merrill Peter Merrill ... Archaeologist (as Peter Merril)
Deborah Little Deborah Little ... Admissions Officer
Leo Taylor Leo Taylor ... Alf
Marcella Russo Marcella Russo ... Young Nurse
Kathryn Fisher Kathryn Fisher ... Sister (as Kathy Fisher)
Gary Goodwin Gary Goodwin ... Policeman
Frank Casper Frank Casper ... Priest
Geoff Smith Geoff Smith ... Undertaker
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A doctor treats a sick aborigine, who had defied a tribal taboo and visited a sacred cave. The doctor soon finds herself having disturbing dreams and finds herself involved in a 200-year-old mystery.

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A burial ground is unearthed, a girl dies, an ancient curse lives on. See more »


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1990 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dreaming See more »

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Budget:

AUD 2,200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film was produced with the assistance of the South Australian Film and Television Financing Fund. See more »

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Uneventful thriller
5 September 2006 | by TikkinSee all my reviews

The Dreaming is a very boring and uneventful Australian horror/thriller. The whole film is basically loads of dream-like sequences which a woman has, as she attempts to uncover what lies behind it all. There is one good scene where an x-ray of a skull starts moving about and screaming, but other than everything is boring. There is no gore or suspense, the acting is limp, and the rather obvious conclusion is pathetic.

Don't even bother trying to seek this out, there are tons of more interesting films out there, even the really low budget ones.

2/10


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