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Breaking Dawn (2004)

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 ... See full summary »
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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
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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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patient | paranoia | asylum | taxi | shower | See All (9) »

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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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USA

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English

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16 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gleam of Dawn See more »

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California, USA See more »

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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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Kelly Overton - Whoa!
19 October 2004 | by kublakhanpicsSee all my reviews

Saw the film at the Hollywood Film Festival in Oct '04 . Mark Robertson took a huge chance writing an extremely difficult part for his first film and it paid off big in his casting of Kelly Overton. I had a strong feeling she came from the theater so I looked her up here and ...surprise, I'm right. More Hollywood actors should follow her lead, give up the expensive acting classes and get back to theater because only with that kind of training will you be prepared for a ride like this. For all the great things I can say about the film and the director (and there are many) I just can't stop talking to people about Kelly Overton's masterful performance. We'll be seeing a LOT MORE of her work, no doubt.

Congratulations to Mark and Kelly on a daring film. Get it out in the theaters so I can bring all the people I made want to see the film ASAP!


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