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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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Philip Haas

Writers:

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

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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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not bad, different ... and commendable.
25 December 2002 | by schlippSee all my reviews

let me preface by saying ive seen the 1980 version, and ive read the book.

no movie will ever be exactly like the book it originates from. so why compare. its a rare occasion that an author gets behind the camera (kudos to clive barker) which means that the director gets dibs on interperitation. and books, like music, like visual art, are open to interperitation, every one takes what they want from them. i put this in the realm of american psycho, solaris, and dune. complex novels, different screen visions. when directors take on novels, they bring out what they want, and can, in the time they have.

that said, i think haas did an excellent job. the whole concept behind the story has plenty to grab from. haas chose the elements he wanted to excentuate and illustrate and did so admirably. im not saying its a perfect film. i thought the penny character was totally overdone. and while i would find myself taking issues with some of the inconsistencies, i decided to except them on grounds that its the nature of this world. each waking presents a new reality. so i have no ground to argue the nitpicky stuff. i thought lukas haas was an excellent george orr, but had difficulty pairing him with lisa bonet, thus making thier relationship less believable.

all in all worth seeing as a fan of speculative fiction. i would someday like to see a longer version that has a chance to dig a little deeper into the bits that matter more. making the less relevant bits less obtrusive.


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