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Breaking Dawn (2004)

A medical student is assigned to a psychiatric patient to discover the truth about a brutal murder, but he instead rants about danger in the outside world. The student dismisses his claims as paranoia - until someone begins.





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Overton ... Eve
James Haven ... Don Wake
Jennette McCurdy ... The Little Girl
Joe Morton ... Prof. Simon
Edie McClurg ... Nurse Olivia
Diane Venora ... Mother
Kathryn Joosten ... Neighbor
Isaac C. Singleton Jr. ... Attendant Rufus
Hank Harris ... Ted
Sarah-Jane Potts ... Anna
Dave Ruby Dave Ruby ... Opie
Cici Lau ... Chinese Woman
Gregory Scott Cummins ... Dark Figure
Austin Peck ... Dr. Scott
Kelly Bellini ... Nurse Bethany


A dedicated young medical student is assigned to probe into the mind of Don Wake, a patient at a psychiatric hospital loaded with secrets. She pushes him to reveal the truth about the brutal murder of his mother, but Don instead warns her of danger looming in the outside world, including a mysterious and threatening man named Malachi. Don pleads with her to break him out of the hospital in order to bring the truth to the surface. But the student dismisses his claims as paranoia... until someone begins to follow her every step. Soon Don's delusions become her reality, and she must determine what is real and what is merely the rambling of a madman. Teetering on the edge of sanity, she is faced with one last decision - whether or not to take an extraordinary risk that could bring about a spectacular healing in Don's mind... and her own. Written by Brady Nasfell

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A mind is a terrible thing to lose.

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Rated R for some violent images and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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In order to prepare for his role, James Haven spent some time in a psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. See more »

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Probably the worst movie ever created.
29 September 2008 | by MasterAmongPuppetsSee all my reviews

Let me first start out by saying 1 out of 10 is too good for this movie. It's unfortunate that IMDb doesn't have tenths of a star... I watched this abortion of a movie in the middle of the night due to insomnia, and it was absolute garbage. The plot was horrible. The acting was horrible. The movie was utterly boring. "malachi" looked like the Shadow with Alec Baldwin (The Shadow is infinitely better than this as well) The character Eve was so undeveloped and 2 dimensional she didn't even grab my attention. I didn't even know her name was Eve. Don was interesting when he kept his mouth shut. The "TWIST" (if you can call it that) was laughable and pathetic. When it came, the movie had done such a horrid job of building suspense or attachment to any character that I simply thought "Who gives a S***." The only thing that made me even lift an eyebrow about this movie was the fact the med. teacher was Dyson in Terminator 2 (Also a movie that was light years ahead of this motion picture massacre.) Anyone who was involved in this movie should be ashamed of themselves for wasting 90 minutes of countless people's time. It's no wonder no actor from this movie ever had a fruitful career. In summary.... This movie is so bad, I feel dirty and need a shower. Worst movie in history, Gigli was better, Prom Night (the remake) was better and dare I say it Saw IV was better...........

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16 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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The Gleam of Dawn See more »

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California, USA See more »

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