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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.

Director:

Lawrence Kasdan

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), William Goldman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Col. Abraham Curtis
Thomas Jane ... Henry
Jason Lee ... Beaver
Damian Lewis ... Jonesy
Timothy Olyphant ... Pete
Tom Sizemore ... Owen
Donnie Wahlberg ... Duddits
Mikey Holekamp Mikey Holekamp ... Young Henry
Reece Thompson ... Young Beaver
Giacomo Baessato ... Young Jonesy
Joel Palmer ... Young Pete
Andrew Robb Andrew Robb ... Young Duddits
Eric Keenleyside ... Rick McCarthy
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Roberta Cavell
Michael O'Neill ... Gen. Matheson
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Storyline

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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Four friends hung a dreamcatcher in their cabin. It's about to catch something it cannot stop. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The character of Colonel Kurtz in the novel was changed to "Colonel Curtis" for the movie, so the audience would not think it was a reference to the Apocalypse Now (1979) character, which it is in the novel. See more »

Goofs

Peter finds Trish's car keys totally submerged for several minutes in a puddle of water, yet the car remote still works. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Henry Devlin: What the hell? Who's Mr. Gray? What are you trying to tell me, Jonesy?
[Stops walking]
Dr. Henry Devlin: You're not Jonesy.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

SPOILER: The DVD contains the original ending, in which Duddits defeats the alien using a special power, but is NOT revealed to be an alien. He then succumbs to his leukemia and dies. Jonesy and Henry then visit his gravesite in the final scene and sing "Blue Bayou." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Micmacs (2009) See more »

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Scooby Doo, Where Are You
Written by David Mook & Ben Raleigh
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I liked this movie
29 December 2004 | by irelandmSee all my reviews

I have never read the book, I have only read a small handful of Stephen King's works ... they're generally not my preferred genre. I could go on here, but I don't think most of you care if you are reading this.

Okay, I liked the movie. I would rate it around 7 or 8 for sheer entertainment factor. Sure, there were a few scenes that were a little thin, there were a few elements of dialogue (sp: I'm Canadian, eh?) that were a little weak. But since I didn't even know this was a SK movie, I had absolutely no predisposition regarding this movie.

In fact, I hadn't even reviewed any of the synopses or shorts regarding this film ... I was totally green going into it. And I found myself highly entertained. I liked seeing a bunch of characters whom I am not entirely familiar with, and I appreciated the casting of a few well-knows.

Enjoyment: 8 Cast: 8 Acting: 6 for some, 7 or 8 for others. Dialogue: 6 in general CGI: 7 (pretty good, but lots of 'off screen' stuff) Overall: 7


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dreamcatcher See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,027,423, 23 March 2003

Gross USA:

$33,715,436

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,240,406
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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