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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.


Lawrence Kasdan


Stephen King (novel), William Goldman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3,419 ( 114)
5 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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A circle of friendship. A web of mystery. A pattern of fear. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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USA | Canada



Release Date:

21 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El cazador de sueños See more »


Box Office


$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


To portray Mr. Grey speaking through Jonesy, Damian Lewis did an impression of Malcolm McDowell. See more »


When Beaver drops the toothpicks in the bathroom, he still has one in his hand. In the next shot, the toothpick is gone. See more »


[checking on the sick guy in the bathroom after finding a trail of blood on the floor]
Beaver: [knocking on door] Hey Rick, you alright in there, buddy?
Rick McCarthy: Yeah, I just need to make a little room!
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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 »


References Friends (1994) See more »


Rock-A-Bye Baby
Performed by Damian Lewis
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User Reviews

An Authentic Salad of Science-Fiction and Horror Genres
31 March 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dr. Henry Devlin (Thomas Jane), Joe 'Beaver' Clarenden (Jason Lee), Gary 'Jonesy' Jones (Damian Lewis) and Pete Moore (Timothy Olyphant) are best friends since they were kids. They have a powerful telepathic power, given by their weird friend Douglas 'Duddits' Cavell (Donnie Wahlberg). Every year, they join each other in the mountains in Iowa for hunting. While waiting for Pete and Henry, Beaver and Jonesy help a wounded stranger, with farting problems, and lodge him in their cottage. Further, they see helicopters in the sky, and animals very afraid leaving the area. Meanwhile, Henry and Pete have a car accident caused by a wounded woman on the road full of snow. Pretty soon they realize what is happening in that region. This film has a very interesting and intriguing beginning, recalling an X-Files episode. However, in the middle of the plot, it becomes an authentic `salad' of science fiction and horror genres, with ET's, monsters, lunatics and bizarre characters and many clichés. There are some scenes that happen without any further explanations. For example, why Dr. Henry tries to commit suicide in the very beginning of the story? How a leader can shot the hand of his man, like the crazy Col. Abraham Curtis (Morgan Freeman) does with one of his soldier, without any consequences? Why the team of friends apparently had not visited Duddits along all those years? What is the relationship of the powerful retarded Duddits and Mr. Gray? How could such a powerful ET be so easily destroyed? Why such a difficult to plant a worm in the water reservoir having such a spacecraft and being so powerful? Anyway, if the viewer do not think too much, this movie may be a reasonable entertainment for affectionate in sci-fi, horror and Stephen King stories like me. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): `O Apanhador de Sonhos' (`The Dreamcatcher')

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