SCANNERS

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Cast

Jennifer O'Neill
Stephen Lack
Patrick McGoohan

Director

David Cronenberg

Producer

Pierre David, Claude Héroux, Victor Solnicki

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Film synopsis

Welcome to David Cronenberg’s dark, futuristic world of SCANNERS, a mind-bending blend of horror and sci-fi, where a race of mutant humans, gifted from birth with telepathic powers, wreak havoc on an unsuspecting public.

Darryl Revok (Michael Ironside – TOTAL RECALL) is a rogue ‘scanner’ of unparalleled power with an insatiable thirst for control. Leader of an underground association, Revok wages war against the ‘normals’ to claim his prize of world domination –  his telekinesis a passive-aggressive weapon of the most dangerous and deadly kind.

Self-induced ’empath’ Cameron Vale (Stephen LackDEAD RINGERS) is on the verge of insanity, struggling to cope with the powers that define his existence. With his propinquity to the subject, Vale is recruited by Dr Paul Ruth (Patrick McGoohanDANGER MAN) and tasked to track Revok down before any more damage is done.

With the uncanny ability to read minds and lock into the human nervous system, Revok sets out to prove himself a formidable exponent – literally blowing people’s minds in the process.

Running time

103 Minutes

Year of production

1981

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