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In Theatre : January 14, 1981
Director(s): David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg's 1981 horror film is a darkly paranoid story of a homeless man, Cameron Vale (Stephen Lack), mistakenly believed to be insane, when in fact he can't turn off the sound of other people's thoughts in his telepathic mind.

Helped by Dr. Paul Ruth (Patrick McGoohan) and enlisted in a program of "Scanners"--telepaths who also can will heads to explode--he becomes involved in a battle against nefarious forces.

A number of critics consider this to be Cronenberg's first great film, and indeed it has a serious vision of destiny that rivals some of the important German expressionist works from the silent cinema.

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scanners Review by daxter

scanners is one of the rare films that i could watch over and over and never get tired of it  with psychic battles and exploding heads david cronenberg crafts a pretty cool story. Michael Ironside is pretty good a...
Scanners (1981) Review by gabs1515

This movie will blow your mind!  I'm totally freaked out man.  Just kidding...but there is exploding heads and that is all you really need to know to make you want to see this movie had you not already.  G...
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I have a confession to make-It wasn't until recently that I got around to seeing David Cronenberg's infamous movie "Scanners". Yes, as a horror fan and Canadian, I am ashamed. But now that I've seen t...
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Scanners came out back in 1991 and is a film written by David Cronenberg and staring everyones favoriate....Michael Ironside. Scanners is a movie about people with powerful telepathic abilities, so powerful they can not ...
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 Quote from the film:  "Alright. We're going to do this the scanner way. I'm going to suck your brain dry. Everything you are is going to become me. You're going to be with me Cameron, no matter what. "  ...
Scanners (1981) Review by BASSI

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