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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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Catch The Nightmare. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El cazador de sueños See more »

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Box Office

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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lawrence Kasdan admitted the film's failure had wounded his career, later preventing him from getting two films produced. See more »

Goofs

When Jonesy and Beaver return inside the cabin after seeing the helicopters, Jonesy is wearing blue sneakers. When they notice the trail of blood and Jonesy steps over a puddle, Jonesy wears black boots. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Curtis: The men call the red stuff "Ripley", after the broad in the Alien movies.
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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

References Aliens (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-A-Bye Baby
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Performed by Damian Lewis
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Why Rated So Low?!
28 October 2003 | by stephenhill8See 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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