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Dreamcatcher (2003)

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Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Col. Abraham Curtis
... Henry
... Beaver
... Jonesy
... Pete
... Owen
... Duddits
Mikey Holekamp ... Young Henry
... Young Beaver
... Young Jonesy
... Young Pete
Andrew Robb ... Young Duddits
... Rick McCarthy
... Roberta Cavell
... Gen. Matheson
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Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom Written by simon

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Based on the book by Stephen King See more »


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Rated R for violence, gore and language | See all certifications »

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21 March 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cazador de sueños  »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,027,423, 23 March 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,715,436

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,715,436
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Trivia

The insignia on General Matheson's beret is actually a 10th Mountain Div. shoulder patch, without the "MOUNTAIN" tab. See more »

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The length of Jonesy's facial hair changes throughout the movie. See more »

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Pete Moore: In the movies, when people wake up together in the morning, they immediately start kissing, nuzzling and going at it, but what they never do is get up first, take a leak and brush their goddamn teeth, which I don't think I'm alone in feeling is pretty much necessary when you wake up.
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The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow logos are covered in snow, while the Castle Rock Entertainment lighthouse beams its light across a lake covered in snow. See more »

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Referenced in The Boogeyman (2010) See more »

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So-so
17 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Plot heavy--TOO heavy--horror sci-fi film about 4 friends (Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis) in the Maine woods squaring off against disgusting killer aliens and the Army led by Morgan Freeman and Tom Sizemore.

The film is well-directed by Lawrence Kasdan and well-acted (especially by Jane, Lewis and Olyphant) but there's too many plots going on and the movie rambles on for 135 minutes. I did sit through the whole thing, but I was never really involved or interested.

On the plus side, the special effects are great; the aliens are slimy and disgusting; the attack scenes are brutal (and bloody) and I LOVED the way Kasdan visualized Lewis' mind.

Still, the film has too many plots to handle and it's constantly loosing its focus. Not terrible or unwatchable, just disappointing.

I give it a 6.


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