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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

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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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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Budget:

$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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This was the third film William Goldman adapted from a Stephen King novel. The others were Hearts in Atlantis (2001) and Misery (1990). See more »

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The call of a loon can be heard in outdoor scenes. The film is set in winter, when loons would've migrated south for the winter. See more »

Quotes

Gary 'Jonesy' Jones: Pittsfield's a better place to be from, than go back to.
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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 Miracles and Mystery: Creating 'The Green Mile' (2006) See more »

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Rock-A-Bye Baby
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Performed by Damian Lewis
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Why Rated So Low?!
28 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I'm a sci-fi fan, but am pretty discriminating. Often _years_ will go by where I don't like even a single sci-fi film that comes out. This one scared and "wow-ed" me. Doesn't just rely on special effects, but has a good plot and at least decent acting. I don't see why this film was rated so poorly, unless other viewers didn't know ahead of time it had a strong sci-fi bent (I didn't). Great storyline, eerie memorable scenes, and a complex background story that evolves slowly but consistently throughout the movie through flashbacks from the main characters. Great way to condense the novel, I assume.


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