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The Psychic (1991)

Psychic (original title)
The college student Patrick Costello shares an apartment with his childhood friend Nick and has a crush on his professor Laurel Young. Patrick has premonitions through dreams and daydreams ... See full summary »

Director:

George Mihalka

Writers:

Mark McQuade Crawford (original story), William Crawford (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Galligan ... Patrick Costello
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Laurel Young
Michael Nouri ... Theodore 'Ted' Steering
Albert Schultz ... Nick
Ken James Ken James ... Markowitz
Clark Johnson ... Spencer
Andrea Roth ... April Harris
Susan Horton Susan Horton ... Woman in Club
Lisa LaCroix Lisa LaCroix ... Susi
Géza Kovács Géza Kovács ... Fitzgerald
Catherine Disher ... Lucinda
Don Ritchie Don Ritchie ... Resort Clerk
Myra Fried Myra Fried ... Spacey Tattoo Woman
Khan Agha Soroor Khan Agha Soroor ... Hoop Earring
Sandi Stahlbrand Sandi Stahlbrand ... Julie Richard
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The college student Patrick Costello shares an apartment with his childhood friend Nick and has a crush on his professor Laurel Young. Patrick has premonitions through dreams and daydreams since he was a kid and recently he is foreseeing the deaths of young women. He succeeds on dating Laurel and soon he learns that she is also dating her friend and also professor Theodore "Ted" Steering, who is the serial-killer wanted by the police. Now Patrick seeks evidences to prove that Steering is a killer to protect his beloved Laurel, but nobody believes in his words. When Steering invites Laurel to travel with him to another town, Patrick has premonitions with her becoming his next victim. What can he do to save Laurel? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sensuality. | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Psychic See more »

Filming Locations:

Québec, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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All characters, names, incidents and dialogue in this motion picture are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental, with the exception of Francis Crockett, who was modeled after the picture's producer. See more »

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Features Mario Bros. (1983) See more »

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Good title for something so predictable
2 February 2012 | by Cujo108See all my reviews

Directed by George Mihalka, the man behind popular 80's slasher, "My Bloody Valentine", this made for cable flick features another psycho on the loose. The one here is strangling women in Boston. Annoying Zach Galligan stars as Patrick, a psychic who has visions of the murderer in action. Turns out, the teacher he has feelings for ("Night of the Comet"'s Catherine Mary Stewart) is involved with the man from his visions, Professor Steering. Patrick thus sets out to prove that Steering is responsible so that he doesn't make her his next victim.

The story here is pretty typical, and there aren't many surprises along the way. It is, however, a well-made picture, handsomely photographed and coming off as if it had a bigger budget than it actually did. The vision/murder sequences are my favorites of the film, edited in such a way that makes for an especially surreal vibe. The ice skating vision is particularly memorable.

Getting back to the story, one of the few surprises that we do get reminded me of a similarly effective one in the 80's anthology film, "Screamtime". Other than that, you pretty much know how this thing will end long before the halfway point. Thus, the film is aptly titled.


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