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Altered States

R| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Respected scientist and psychology professor Edward Jessup (William Hurt) decides to combine his experiments in sensory deprivation tanks with powerful hallucinogenic drugs, convinced that it may help him unlock different states of consciousness. The experiments are a success at first, but as Jessup continues his work, he begins to experience altered mental and also physical states. As he spends more time in sensory deprivation, his grip on reality begins to slip away.

Cast: William Hurt , Blair Brown , Bob Balaban , Charles Haid , Thaao Penghlis , Miguel Godreau , Dori Brenner , Peter Brandon

Director: Ken Russell

Genres: Science fiction

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Altered States (1980)

Release Date: January 22nd, 1991|1 hr. 43 min.

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Where Everyone Has Gone Before #29: 'Altered States'

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Jacob Hall on February 5, 2011

Welcome to Where Everyone Has Gone Before, the weekly column where I continue my film education before your very eyes by seeking out and watching all of the movies I should have seen by now. I will fi...

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