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Scanners (1981)

R 01/14/1981 (US) Science FictionHorror 1h 43m

10 Seconds: The Pain Begins. 15 Seconds: You Can’t Breathe. 20 Seconds: You Explode.


After a man with extraordinary—and frighteningly destructive—telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other “scanners” have their minds set on world domination, while others are trying to stop them.

  1. David Cronenberg

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jennifer O'Neill

    Jennifer O'Neill

    Kim Obrist

  2. Stephen Lack

    Stephen Lack

    Cameron Vale

  3. Patrick McGoohan

    Patrick McGoohan

    Dr. Paul Ruth

  4. Lawrence Dane

    Lawrence Dane

    Braedon Keller

  5. Michael Ironside

    Michael Ironside

    Darryl Revok

  6. Robert A. Silverman

    Robert A. Silverman

    Benjamin Pierce

  7. Lee Broker

    Security One

  8. Mavor Moore


  9. Adam Ludwig

    Arno Crostic

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Full Cast & Crew


Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $4,100,000.00

Revenue $14,225,876.00


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