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Dr. Caligari (1989)

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Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido. The staff... See full summary »

Director:

Stephen Sayadian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Reynal Madeleine Reynal ... Dr. Caligari
Fox Harris Fox Harris ... Dr. Avol
Laura Albert ... Mrs. Van Houten
Jennifer Balgobin Jennifer Balgobin ... Ramona Lodger
John Durbin ... Gus Pratt
Gene Zerna Gene Zerna ... Les Van Houten
David Parry ... Dr. Lodger
Barry Phillips Barry Phillips ... Cesare
Magie Song ... Patient in Straitjacket
Jennifer Miro ... Miss Koonce
Stephen Quadros ... Scarecrow
Carol Albright Carol Albright ... Screaming Patient
Catherine Case Catherine Case ... Patient with Extra Hormones
Debra De Liso ... Grace Butler (as Debra Deliso)
Lori Chacko Lori Chacko ... Patient in Bed
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Storyline

Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido. The staff want Dr. Caligari removed from their facility due to her controversial experiments with electroshock and hypothalamus injections. As Dr. Caligari continues experimenting with her patients, her daughter and son-in-law attempt to stop her. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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the MAD doctor is in.

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Final film of Fox Harris. See more »

Quotes

Gus Pratt: Juice me, I'm a shiver boy.
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References Nightdreams (1986) See more »

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Mondo Bizzaro!
3 March 2006 | by walterfiveSee all my reviews

This is simply one of the strangest films ever made. Directed by Stephen Sayadian, the man that gave you the Sci-Fi Porn Thriller, "Cafe Flesh", "Dr. Caligari" is one of the 80's cult films that is *so* strange, *so* bizarre, that it defies ordinary description. More Mondo than "Forbidden Zone", more inexplicable than "Eraserhead", more indescribable than "Invocation of my Demon Brother", it's a psychotic psychodrama romp semi-sequel to "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"; it seems Dr. Caligari's grand-daughter has opened her own asylum for the sexually maladjusted, and is experimenting on her patients. Words cannot do this film justice. It's a shame it's out of print. It's totally brilliant!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Caligari 3000 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Steiner See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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