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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... 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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Get ready for the ultimate display of brain power See more »

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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

A screenshot of Dr. Morse (Tom Butler) being scanned by Drak in Scanners 2: The New Order can be seen on the TV monitors when Alex (Steve Parrish) walks into the Control room in the ASN studio. 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

Helena Monet: Let's make it with the naked nasty.
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Connections

References Deadly Surveillance (1991) See more »

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Just an Old-Fashioned Dance
Lyrics by Tony Roman
Music by Tony Roman
Performed by Tony Roman
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Whats more powerful years of training or a chemical boost?
30 December 2000 | by rlcsljoSee all my reviews

Scanners were the offspring of women that were given a drug during pregnancy. They had severe mental and emotional problems, but one great power: the ability to blow someone else's brains up if you pissed them off. I did not see Scanners II, but by number III they not only got the ability to use psychokinesis, but to control others actions--even over the television.

One brother went to a monastery in Thailand to learn to control his powers, while his father gave his sister an experimental drug that gave her the same powers instantly (but for only 24 hours while wearing a patch). She becomes power mad and uses them to take over her father's drug company and next the world?

Her brother finds out about his relatives deaths and returns. His sister has released a bunch of drug enhanced Scanners as hit men to prevent his displacing her.

The final battle reveals which approach is stronger--it is not as straight forward as you think.

Just like in Scanners (I), not enough of what scanners were famous for--blowing up heads. How expensive can this special effect be anyway?

This movie is not a bad waste of viewing time and the sister is not hard on the eyes -- one brief nude scene in a hot tub.


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