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R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
Scanners are men and women born with incredible telepathic and telekinetic powers. There are many who exercise the benefits of their special gifts in a safe and judicious manner. However, there is a group of renegade scanners who plan to create a race that will rule the world.

Cast: Stephen Lack , Jennifer O'Neill , Patrick McGoohan , Lawrence Dane , Adam Ludwig , Michael Ironside , Victor Desy , Mavor Moore

Director: David Cronenberg

Genres: Science fiction

Distributor: AVCO Embassy Pictures

Scanners (1981)

Release Date: January 14th, 1981|1 hr. 42 min.

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  • 75
    TV Guide

    Scanners is a memorable and absorbing genre entertainment. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The film is more interesting as a phenomenon than as a movie. [27 Feb 1981] show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Scanners is a new horror film made with enough craft and skill that it could have been very good, if it could find a way to make us care about it. show more

  • December 03, 2011 bti2270
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    Best Michael Ironside movie ever made.

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