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Scanners III: The Takeover (1991)

A young female scanner turns from a sweet young thing into a murderous, power-crazed villain after she takes an experimental drug developed by her father. Her brother, who is also a scanner... See full summary »

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Christian Duguay

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David Cronenberg (characters), B.J. Nelson | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liliana Komorowska ... Helena Monet
Valérie Valois ... Joyce Stone
Steve Parrish Steve Parrish ... Alex Monet
Colin Fox ... Elton Monet
Daniel Pilon ... Michael
Peter Wright Peter Wright ... Mark Dragon
Sith Sekae Sith Sekae ... Monk
Harry Hill ... Dr. Baumann
Claire Cellucci Claire Cellucci ... Suzy
Michael Copeman ... Mitch
Chip Chuipka Chip Chuipka ... Thomas
Jean Frenette ... Max
Sylvain Beauchamps Sylvain Beauchamps ... Rufus
Gaston Perreault Gaston Perreault ... Bennie
Michel Perron Michel Perron ... Charlie
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A young female scanner turns from a sweet young thing into a murderous, power-crazed villain after she takes an experimental drug developed by her father. Her brother, who is also a scanner, is the only one powerful enough to stop her. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scanners III: The Takeover See more »

Filming Locations:

Thailand See more »

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Budget:

CAD 5,400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 9 weeks. See more »

Goofs

When Alex scans a security guard to fly off his chair, one can clearly see that the wall the guard hits, shakes and moves as if made from cardboard. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Drake: Hey Alex! It's a long way from Baumann's clinic, huh?
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Connections

Follows Scanners II: The New Order (1991) See more »

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Playin' to Win
Composed by Brian Greenway and Marty Simon
Performed by Brian Greenway
Produced by Marty Simon with Paul Northfield
Published by Windfall Music, Roxamillion, Sock - Cymbal Music, Ripple Music / Polygram
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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Surprisingly Decent
6 October 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A young female scanner turns from a sweet young thing into a murderous, power-crazed villain after she takes an experimental drug developed by her father. Her brother, who is also a scanner, is the only one powerful enough to stop her.

We start out with the standard good and evil plot, brother against sister... but, in all fairness, this is a plot structure that works. From there, it actually gets much more creative, introducing the use of Eastern meditation to control the scanning and the use of TV to more widely broadcast scanning.

Some memorable moments are here, too, including the mind-control dance scene, the Taiwanese boxing and plenty of firefights and explosions, including an arm that flies off.

As with "Scanners II", this definitely could have been a series, even more than the last film. The ideas developed here really set up a broader picture of good scanners against bad ones, and how such powers could be used not just on a combat level, but to actually infiltrate and dominate society. There is much potential.


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