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

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Michael
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Detective Hayden
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The Trickster
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Kimberly
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Kyle
Victor Ertmanis ...
Martin
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Dr. Fromberg
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Frank
Domenico Fiore ...
Ken (as Dom Fiore)
Claire Riley ...
News Anchor
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Young Michael (as Tod Fennel)
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Stacie (as Michele-Barbara Pelletier)
Dean Hagopian ...
Mr. Keller
Donna Baccala ...
Mrs. Keller (as Donna Bacalla)
Jérôme Tiberghien ...
Mr. Tebb (as Jerome Thiberghian)
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Cop #1
Pete White ...
Dog Owner
Peter Colvey ...
John
Paul Stewart ...
Bob
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Police Officer
Zak ...
The Dog

Directed by

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John Flynn

Written by

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Brian Owens ... (story)
 
Andrew Kevin Walker ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Earl Berman ... executive producer
Esther Freifeld ... executive producer
Bob Hayward ... executive producer
Andrew Martin ... executive producer
Joe Nicolo ... executive producer
Michel Roy ... producer
Jeffrey Sudzin ... co-executive producer

Music by

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George S. Clinton

Cinematography by

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François Protat ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jay Cassidy
Phillip Linson ... (as Phil Linson)

Editorial Department

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Peggy Davis ... first assistant editor
Phil Hetos ... color timer
Sharon McGeeney ... negative cutter
Maria Montoreano ... first assistant editor (as Maria Schaab)
David Pauker ... post-production consultant
Brian Ralph ... negative cutter
Antoine Saito ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Vera Miller
Nadia Rona
Joy Todd

Production Design by

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Paola Ridolfi

Costume Design by

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Gaudeline Sauriol

Makeup Department

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Brent Baker ... moldmaker: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Norman Cabrera ... designer: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Jackie Caydam ... accounting: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Bill Corso ... prosthetics: "Trickster", Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Eva Coudouloux ... assistant makeup artist
Roberto dePalma ... foam-rubber technican: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Joe Fordham ... coordinator: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Loren Gitthens ... makeup effects artist: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Candace Green ... seamstress: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Joel Harlow ... makeup effects artist: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Adrien Horot ... prosthetic makeup
Steve Johnson ... special makeup effects creator: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Adrien Morot ... prosthetic makeup
Johanne Paiement ... hair stylist
Sabin Paradis ... assistant hair stylist (as Sabin)
Marie-Angèle Protat ... makeup artist (as Marie-Angéle Breitner-Protat)
Andy Schoneberg ... application: "Trickster", Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Mike Smithson ... designer and sculptor: "Mesh", Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc. / special makeup animatronic effects
Brian Walsh ... runner: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Jim Eustermann ... makeup effects crew: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc. (uncredited)

Production Management

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Lucie Bouliane ... unit manager
Marie-Hélène Coutu ... assistant unit manager (as Marie-Helene Coutu)
Huguette Valiquette ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Carole Dubuc ... second assistant director
Pedro Gandol ... first assistant director
Stephane Menard ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Robert Beaudet ... swing gang
Joseane Brunelle ... scenic artist (as Josianne Brunelle)
Alain Clouatre ... set dresser
Jocelyn Clouàtre ... swing gang (as Jocelyn Clouatre)
Pierre Fournier ... set props
John Fredericks ... set dresser
Louis Gascon ... assistant set props
François Gosselin ... swing gang (as Francois Gosselin)
Dimitri Koustoufis ... swing gang
Helene Lamarre ... art department coordinator (as Héléne Lamarre)
Raymond Langlois ... swing gang
Jill Morton ... props buyer
Josianne Noreau ... set dresser (as Josiane Noreau)
Tristan Tondino ... scenic artist

Sound Department

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David Beadle ... dialogue editor
Marc H. Beaulieu ... boom operator
Peter Bergren ... sound effects editor
Joan Chamberlain ... adr recordist
Don Cohen ... sound mixer
Dean Drabin ... foley mixer
Joe Earle ... sound effects editor
Ron Evans ... dialogue editor
Scott Ganary ... re-recording mixer
Ann Hadsell ... foley recordist
David Hankins ... supervising sound editor (as Dave Hankins)
Robin Harlan ... foley artist
James Hebenstreit ... adr editor
Barbara Issak ... dialogue editor
Sarah Jacobs ... foley artist
Gary Lewis ... dialogue editor
Albert Lloyd ... foley editor
Bruce P. Michaels ... adr editor (as Bruce Michaels)
Scott Millan ... re-recording mixer
Ralph Osborn ... dialogue editor
Richard Portman ... re-recording mixer
Brian Ruberg ... adr mixer
John Stewart ... sound recordist
Bruce Tanis ... sound effects editor
Ron Ward ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Evan Brainard ... animatronics
Gary Coates ... special effects
Ryal Cosgrove ... special effects coordinator / special physical effects
Jacques Godbout ... special effects
Nori Honda ... special makeup effects: Steve Johnson's XFX Inc
Steve Wright ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Lisa Adamson ... rotorscoper: Sidley Wright & Associates
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. ... digital optical effects supervisor: The Post Group (as Paul Bolger)
Chris Casady ... animation: lightning
Rene Daalder ... visual effects & character design
Art Durinski ... digital effects supervisor
James Fine ... producer: video
Lisa Foster ... digital artist
Jennifer Holstein ... effects producer: The Post Group
Don Miskowich ... effects producer
Michael Rivero ... digital compositor / digital effects
Karen Skouras ... digital film recording: The Post Group
Peter Sternlight ... digital visual effects compositor: The Post Group
Aristomenis Tsirbas ... computer animation
Susan Widen ... rotoscoper: Sidley Wright & Associates
Andy Williams ... digital visual effects compositor: The Post Group
Steve Wright ... digital compositor: Sidley Wright & Assoc. / digital effects supervisor: Sidley Wright & Assoc. / effects designer: Sidley Wright & Assoc.
Teddy T. Yang ... CGI artist / digital compositor
Diane Wright ... digital visual effects coordinator: Sidley Wright & Associates (uncredited)

Stunts

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David McKeown ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Benard Arsenault ... electrician
Bernard Arseneau ... rigging gaffer
Stephan Charron ... electrician
Daniel Chrétien Jr. ... apprentice electrician (as Daniel Chretien Jr.)
Daniel Chrétien ... gaffer (as Daniel Chretien)
Rod Crombie ... Steadicam operator
Quentin DeBayser ... electrician
Jean-Yves Denis ... grip
Yves Drapeau ... first assistant camera
Roger Dufresne ... still photographer
Guy Ferland ... electrician
Claude Fortin ... extra grip
Normand Fortin ... best boy electric
John Holosko ... director of photography: second unit
Denis Lamothe ... electrician (as Denis Lamothe)
Bill Muloin ... electrician
David Nix ... insert photographer
Michel Périard ... key grip (as Michel Periard)
Serge Raymond ... electrician
Claude Reimnitz ... generator operator
Dominique Ricard ... second assistant camera
Ken Sax ... special photographer
John Sullivan ... photography: blue screen
Jean-Charles Tremblay ... camera operator
Paul Tremblay ... best boy grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marie-Thérèse Brouillard ... assistant dresser (as Marie-Therese Brouillard)
Stéphane Bruno ... assistant dresser (as Stephane Bruno)
Catherine Gélinas ... dresser (as Catherine Gelinas)
Ginette Magny ... head wardrobe

Location Management

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Anne-Marie Charette ... assistant location manager
Ginette Hébert ... assistant location manager (as Ginnete Hébert)
Pierre Massé ... location manager

Music Department

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David Codikow ... music supervisor
Michael Greene ... score recording engineer & mixer
Phillip Linson ... music editor (as Phil Linson)
Chris Schwartz ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Luc Poirier ... vehicle coordinator
Joe Sanchez ... transportation captain / transportation coordinator
Daniel Matthews ... driver: cast (uncredited)

Other crew

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Eric Aubin ... production assistant
Susan Bradley ... title designer
Anne Laure Debay ... craft service (as Anne-Laure Debray)
Jacqueline Dinsmore ... production secretary (as Jacquie Dinsmore)
Kathy England ... insurance / insurance: Great Northern Brokerage Corp.
Ed Fisher ... consultant: computers
Tara Georges Flynn ... assistant to the director
Steve Henry ... weapons
Daniel Juneau ... production assistant
France Lachapelle ... continuity
Jean-Sébastien Lord ... stand-in (as Jean Sebastien Lord)
Bruce Miller ... assistant accountant
Lili Partheniou ... production accountant (as Lilly Partheniou)
Bill Rowat ... dialogue coach
Pierre Roy ... production assistant
Sinclair Tenebaum ... financial and legal consultant
Pete White ... animal wrangler
Kathy Wolf ... production coordinator

Thanks

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Rick Finkelstein ... special thanks
John Ptak ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Goodbye Reality! Welcome Virtual Reality! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Brain Scan (United States)
  • Juego mortal (Spain)
  • Brainscan: Asesino interactivo (Argentina)
  • Brainscan: Jogo Mortal (Brazil)
  • Brainscan: Mente asesina (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Director John Flynn did not get along with Edward Furlong during filming. He later recalled, "Eddie Furlong was a 15-year-old kid who couldn't act. You had to slap him awake every morning. I don't want to get into knocking people, but I was not a big Eddie Furlong fan." See more »
Goofs Michael's area code is 717 which is located in Eastern Pennsylvania. However if you look closely at the letters that he sorts through and finds the Brainscan package, the state that he lives in is actually New Jersey. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Bad Girls/The Inkwell/Naked in New York/Brainscan/Surviving the Game (1994). See more »
Soundtracks Under My Skin See more »
Crazy Credits As the end credits start, we hear the trickster say "Hey wait, it's not over yet" 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 »
Quotes [Michael video tapes himself about to play the second disk of the game Brainscan]
Michael: My name's Michael Brower. I'm 16 and I'm scared to death. I'm not sure what this tape's gonna prove, but if I'm the killer, consider this my confession. Uh, Igor, dial 1-800-555-FEAR.
Igor: Yes, Master.
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