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Lathe of Heaven (2002)

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In a near future society, a man claims that his dreams physically change reality. His therapist is confused at first, but soon decides to use him for his own gain.

Director:

Philip Haas

Writers:

Ursula K. Le Guin (novel), Alan Sharp (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Caan ... Dr. William Haber
Lukas Haas ... George Orr
Lisa Bonet ... Heather Lelache
David Strathairn ... Mannie
Sheila McCarthy ... Penny
Serge Houde ... Judge
Suzanne Desautels Suzanne Desautels ... Lelache's Secretary
Belinda Hum Belinda Hum ... Mrs. Nakumisi
Tetsuro Shigematsu Tetsuro Shigematsu ... Mr. Nakumisi
Jonathan Higgins ... Medic
Danny Blanco Hall Danny Blanco Hall ... Security Officer (as Danny Blanco-Hall)
Conrad Pla ... Search Man #1
Daniel Do ... Waker / Host
Daniel Pilon ... President Murtle
Steve Adams ... Game Show Host
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In a near future society, a man claims that his dreams physically change reality. His therapist is confused at first, but soon decides to use him for his own gain.

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His dreams control our destiny, but who controls his dreams.

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Flagelo dos Céus See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the end, Dr. Haber (James Caan) does cure Orr (Lukas Haas). This is represented by his jellyfish, representing normality, now swimming with a large school of jellyfish. Also, in the final scene, Mannie (David Strathairn), who has always taken care of Orr throughout all of the changes, does not recognize him. See more »

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Remake of The Lathe of Heaven (1980) See more »

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Really quite disappointing
12 September 2002 | by prophetnoirSee all my reviews

I watched The Lathe of Heaven in 1980 on a small black & white TV. It was my first winter in my first apartment after college. This movie stayed with me and tens of thousands of other viewers for years, 20 of them to be exact. All we wanted was to see it again as we saw it then. A&E has my respect and admiration for the entertainment that they broadcast. This was not even a good effort. This was just bad and it is insulting. Some movies, like Psycho, should not be remade. There was no room for improvement in the original writing, casting, cinematography, score, anything. It is arguably one of the best science-fiction films ever made. It re-defined the genre much in the way that The Wild Bunch, re-defined the western. This remake is almost unwatchable. It is abysmally bad. Lose this and show the original in it's place.


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