Scanners

"Excellent"

Scanners Review


"I'm a scanner."

David Cronenberg's sci-fi/horror classic is one of his best and has entered the phrase "scanner" into the genre's lexicon -- meaning a person with exceptional telepathic powers, usually utilized to explode people's heads, set them on fire, and cause mayhem in whatever way they can.

Scanners the movie involves a "good" scanner (Stephen Lack) recruited to end the tyranny of the rogue scanners prowling across the country and wreaking havoc by continually exploding people's heads. It's gory, fast-paced, and tons of fun despite its budget constraints -- and an absolute must-see cult classic for horror and sci-fi fans alike.



Scanners

Facts and Figures

Run time: 103 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 14th January 1981

Box Office Worldwide: $14.2M

Budget: $4.1M

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC), Filmplan, Victor Solnicki Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Fresh: 23 Rotten: 6

IMDB: 6.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer: Claude Héroux

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill as Kim Obrist, as Cameron Vale, as Dr. Paul Ruth, as Braedon Keller, as Darryl Revok, Robert A. Silverman as Benjamin Pierce (as Robert Silverman), Lee Broker as Security One, Mavor Moore as Trevellyan, Adam Ludwig as Arno Crostic, Murray Cruchley as Programmer 1 (as Lee Murray), Fred Doederlein as Dieter Tautz, Géza Kovács as Killer in Record Store (as Geza Kovacs), Sonny Forbes as Killer in Attic (as Sony Forbes), Jérôme Tiberghien as Killer in Attic (as Jerome Tiberghien), Denis Lacroix as Killer in Barn

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