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A man who can enter and manipulate people's dreams is recruited by a government agency to help cure the President of the United States of his nightmares about nuclear war but finds a conspiracy is hiding the true reason behind the research.
Alex Gardner has an extraordinary gift. To keep it may cost him his life...
Release Date: August 15, 1984
Runtime: 99 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Buried.com Rating: 7.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Dennis Quaid ...Alex Gardner
Max von Sydow ...Doctor Paul Novotny
Christopher Plummer ...Bob Blair
Eddie Albert ...The President
Kate Capshaw ...Jane DeVries
David Patrick Kelly ...Tommy Ray Glatman
George Wendt ...Charlie Prince
Larry Gelman ...Mr. Webber
Cory 'Bumper' yothers ...Buddy
Redmond Gleeson ...Snead
Peter Jason ...Babcock
Chris Mulkey ...Finch
Jana Taylor ...Mrs. Webber
Madison Mason ...Fred Schoenstein
Kendall Carly Browne ...Mrs. Matusik
Kate Charleson ...President's Daughter
Eric Gold ...Tommy Ray's Father
Virginia Kiser ...President's Wife
Carl Strano ...Edward Simms
Brian Libby ...McClaren
Bob Terhune ...Dobbs
Fred M. Waugh ...Bill Hardy
Timothy Blake ...Mrs. Blair
Carey Fox ...Tech Aide #1
Marii Mak ...Tech Aide #2
Claudia Lowe ...Tech Aide #3
Anna Chavez ...Newswoman
Ben Kronen ...Train Conductor
John Malone ...Trolley Conductor
Mindi Iden ...Waitress
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Bruce Cohn Curtis
Stanley R. Zupnik
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More Movie Taglines:
- Alex Gardner has an extraordinary gift. To keep it may cost him his life...
- Who in hell has peace of mind..?
- He's the first mind traveller but can he survive the demons of nightmare warfare?
- Close your eyes and the adventure begins
- It takes an extraordinary adventurer to enter the...
- Alex Gardner has an extraordinary gift. The government wants it...The scientists want it... To keep it may cost him his life...
- Enter a world beyond your wildest imagination where anything can happen.
- Alex Gardner: [talking about his current lifestyle] Sounds like you disapprove. Doctor Paul Novotny: You're damn right I disapprove! You've got tremendous gifts, and you've chosen to piss them all away.
Alex Gardner: You had Tommy Ray kill that woman in the dream link, didn't you? Bob Blair: Yes. Alex Gardner: Why? Bob Blair: I wanted to see if it could be done. Alex Gardner: You're a real humanitarian, Blair. Bob Blair: I'm a realist. We live in a dangerous, hostile world. I will do whatever I have to, to keep this country safe. Alex Gardner: Yeah, that's what scares me. Bob Blair: You're a very intelligent young man, Alex. You've mastered an amazing technique. Surely, you can see the possibilities. During his dream link with Matusik, Tommy Ray stabbed her with a knife. A dream knife. The shock to Matusik's system caused a coronary and she died. So, the old wives' tale comes true after all. When you dream that you die, you die in life, at the very same instant. Now we can go into an enemy's dream, kill him, and make it look as if he died in his sleep. Do you realize what that means? Alex Gardner: That means no-one's safe from you.
Tommy Ray Glatman: In this world, Alex, you're nothing. And me, I'm God.
George Webber: You too, Fukota?
Tommy Ray Glatman: [Alex turns into Tommy's father] Daddy? Daddy, I'm sorry!
- Dennis Quaid was the first and only choice for Alex Gardner, after the producers loved his dedication for the role and the project during it's pre-production stage.
Originally the producers wanted Maurice Jarre to write the music for the film orchestrally, but Jarre insisted on scoring the film electronically because he felt that it was the right approach for the material and also sets the tone of the film.
Was the second film to be Rated PG-13 under then new MPAA ratings guidelines following Red Dawn (1984), which had come out weeks prior to this film's release.
Originally there was a love scene involving Alex and Jane that was supposed to have taken place in the middle of the film involving nudity, but it was deleted for pacing issues and also because of the MPAA's new PG-13 rating guidelines. The love scene was featured in the film theatrically and on its original video release, but for its "Image" dvd release a PG edited cut print or TV version of the film was used for the transfer.
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