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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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Because of the premise of the movie, it can be seen as either a remake of The Lathe of Heaven (1980), or its sequel. See more »

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

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The film carries a message worth exploring
9 December 2007 | by Toma50See all my reviews

Although more subtle than the earlier (1980-PBS) version the star power and the set atmosphere carries the same message that we all create our own realities to some extent. Watch for the changes in all the people with each passing dream; much like the Butterfly effect you can see how small changes in reality can change everything more than you can possibly control. All the main actors did their part to make the film work; they could have muffed it but they held their own through all the changes believably. Some of the tag lines between the principles also work well in that they help tie the plot together in an otherwise shifting universe. This film is a good introduction to the book and takes nothing away from it. If you are looking for more read the book – you will be rewarded.


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