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They (2002)

A psychology student finds all her childhood fears and phobias becoming real after a traumatic event.

Director:

Robert Harmon

Writer:

Brendan Hood (as Brendan William Hood)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Regan ... Julia Lund
Marc Blucas ... Paul Loomis
Ethan Embry ... Sam Burnside
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Terry Alba
Jon Abrahams ... Billy Parks
Alexander Gould ... Young Billy
Desiree Zurowski ... Mary Parks
Mark Hildreth ... Troy
Jonathan Cherry ... Darren
Peter LaCroix ... David Parks (as Peter Lacroix)
Jessica Amlee ... Young Julia
Jay Brazeau ... Dr. Booth
L. Harvey Gold ... Professor Crowley
David Abbott ... Professor Adkins
Jodelle Ferland ... Sarah (as Jodelle Micah Ferland)
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Storyline

After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what's worse, it might be coming back to get her... Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror/violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The explanation for why "They" target certain children and return later to hunt them down is ambiguous. One theory is that "They" are doing what human researchers do when we study a species which is to tag the specimen, release it, and later use the tracking device to find it again in order to chart its progress and development. Also similar to human researchers, "They" won't tag and study every single creature in the breed, just a random few to study in depth. See more »

Goofs

Julia turns on the flashlight twice. See more »

Quotes

Julia Lund: Sarah, do you have bad dreams?
Sarah: Sometimes.
Julia Lund: What happens in your dreams?
Sarah: They come for me.
Julia Lund: Who comes?
Sarah: They.
Julia Lund: Why do they come for you?
Sarah: To eat me.
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Alternate Versions

The work print features this alternate ending which is not available on DVD anywhere. When Julia is knocked out in the subway it cuts to 9 months later in a mental hospital. Julia convinces a panel of psychiatrists, including Dr. Booth, that she is cured. She sees one of the monsters climb through an air shaft in the ceiling, but continues to claim that "They" don't exist. She is released and goes home only to set up high-powered lights all over her apartment. The camera pulls out of her bedroom as she sits on her bed. A door creaks open in her darkened hall and it cuts to black. See more »


Soundtracks

Lost in You
Written by Jimmie Vaughan and Dr. John (as Malcolm Rebennack)
Performed by Jimmie Vaughan
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

intriguing premise, but doesn't hit the mark
29 January 2003 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Well-crafted thriller that plays upon night terrors and the old "monster in the closet" legend. An ambitious young psychology student is occasionally frightened by memories of old childhood nightmares. She, along with a group of strangers, eventually come together believing that they were all traumatized as children by mysterious night demons, the very same demons who may be returning to complete some unfinished business. Occasionally spooky thriller holds your interest the way it should, but it never really tops its effective opening sequence, or gets informative enough to be really satisfying. **


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven Presents: They See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,144,090, 1 December 2002

Gross USA:

$12,840,842

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,446,271
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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