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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. William Haber
... George Orr
... Heather Lelache
... Mannie
... Penny
... Judge
Suzanne Desautels ... Lelache's Secretary
Belinda Hum ... Mrs. Nakumisi
Tetsuro Shigematsu ... Mr. Nakumisi
... Medic
Danny Blanco Hall ... Security Officer (as Danny Blanco-Hall)
... Search Man #1
... Waker / Host
... President Murtle
... 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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O Flagelo dos Céus  »

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The movie has two love stories, George Orr (Lukas Haas) and Heather Lelache (Lisa Bonet), and also Dr. Haber (James Caan) and Penny (Sheila McCarthy). After Orr says you can't dream someone away if you love them, Haber and Penny are seen. Later, after Haber changes everything, he and Penny are still together now as doctor and patient. See more »

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

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Dr. Haber up to his old tricks?
12 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Ok, how about this idea? Maybe Dr. Haber saw the PBS version of "Lathe of Heaven" from 1980 and didn't like it, SO he used his brainscan device to force George to dream and alter history. As a result we got the A&E version of "Lathe of Heaven." Curse that Dr. Haber! When will he learn that you cannot remake history? No matter your intentions, if you try to make a politically correct, dumbed-down, Hallmark channel version there can be unintended consequences.. like it may suck. Just a theory. Two stars - one for James Caan and one for Ursula.


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