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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 »

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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 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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Taglines:

the MAD doctor is in.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R

Parents Guide:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) See more »

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Brilliantly Trashy
29 August 2001 | by mcdeavittSee all my reviews

This movie has all the tastelessness of an early John Waters film coupled with a Dali like surrealism. This is one of my favorite films of all time (which probably speaks volumes about my own mental health). It flaunts modern convention of cinema and social morays both, the doctor is both hateful yet strangely attractive, the way one might stare at a twisted corpse that has been run over by a train. It's horrific, yet we can't take our eyes off of it.

And of course it co-stars the late Fox Harris, known for his portrayal of the creator of the neutron bomb in Repoman as well as the cheesy lounge singer in Straight to Hell, along with a long string of other B-movies.

This movie is not for everyone, but everyone should see it, especially in large groups where you, the enlightened, can watch them and laugh more at their reactions than at the movie itself!

And by the way, Aunt Bea still gives me randy pants!

Chincilla, chincilla, chinchilla!


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