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Brainscan (1994)

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A teenager is part of an interactive video game where he kills innocent victims. Later, the murders become real.

Director:

John Flynn

Writers:

Brian Owens (story), Andrew Kevin Walker (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Furlong ... Michael
Frank Langella ... Detective Hayden
T. Ryder Smith T. Ryder Smith ... The Trickster
Amy Hargreaves ... Kimberly
Jamie Marsh Jamie Marsh ... Kyle
Victor Ertmanis Victor Ertmanis ... Martin
David Hemblen ... Dr. Fromberg
Vlasta Vrana ... Frank
Domenico Fiore Domenico Fiore ... Ken (as Dom Fiore)
Claire Riley Claire Riley ... News Anchor
Tod Fennell ... Young Michael (as Tod Fennel)
Michèle-Barbara Pelletier ... Stacie (as Michele-Barbara Pelletier)
Dean Hagopian Dean Hagopian ... Mr. Keller
Donna Baccala ... Mrs. Keller (as Donna Bacalla)
Jérôme Tiberghien Jérôme Tiberghien ... Mr. Tebb (as Jerome Thiberghian)
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Storyline

A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the game into the most terrifying experience imaginable. When he emerges from the hypnotic trance he is horrified to find evidence that the brutal murder depicted in the game actually happened -- and he's the killer. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's interactive, and state-of-the-art... It's not just a game... it's murder. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, and for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In both Kyle and Kimberly's room, you see an Aerosmith poster for "Get a Grip" (entitled Udderly Aerosmith), which has the track "Living on the Edge". Edward Furlong starred in the video. See more »

Goofs

Trickster introduces himself simply as "Trickster," but he's credited as "The Trickster." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Michael: [Older Michael lays in bed having a nightmare about the scene of his parents accident, seeing his younger self laying on the operating table calling out] Mom! Mom!
Young Michael: [Michael see's his younger self in the street of the accident over his dead father] Mom! Mom! Somebody help us!
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits start, we hear Trickster say "Wait a minute. Haven't you forgotten something?" and the credits screen shatters as if it was made of glass. It then shows a scene involving the dog with the dismembered foot from earlier in the film, and then the end credits resume. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK Guild video was cut by 58 secs with edits to a scene where a man is repeatedly stabbed and his foot severed. The cuts were waived for the Optimum DVD release. See more »

Connections

References Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Leave Me Alone
Performed by Butthole Surfers (as The Butthole Surfers)
Written by Butthole Surfers (as The Butthole Surfers)
Produced by John Paul Jones
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Licensed by CEMA Special Projects
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User Reviews

 
Extremely underrated!!!
20 February 2000 | by CoolHand-4See all my reviews

Brainscan is without a doubt one of the better horror movies to come out in the 90's. Since it isn't attached to the SCREAM money machine, it is often overlooked. Well take my words that this movie is extremely original, well directed and well acted. A good cast makes this movie...and a great movie it is. Do not miss this or overlook it. It should be viewed and then decide for yourself. A rating of 9 out of 10 was given.


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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brain Scan See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,725,000, 24 April 1994

Gross USA:

$4,352,094

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,352,094
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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