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Plot, Details & Awards

Scanners

(1981)
R In Theaters 01/14/1981 , 120min.
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Plot & Details

The title of this David Cronenberg sci-fi horror film refers to a group of people who have telekinetic powers that allow them to read minds and give them the ability to make other people's heads explode. The children of a group of women who took an experimental tranquilizer during their pregnancies, the scanners are now adults and have become outcasts from society. But Darryl (Michael Ironside) decides to create an army of scanners to take over the world. The only person who can stop him is his brother Cameron (Stephen Lack), who wants to forget that he was ever a scanner. Winner of the International Fantasy Film Award at the 1983 Fantasporto Film Festival, Scanners was followed by a pair of sequels, neither of which involved Cronenberg.

Genie Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1982 Genie Awards Best Supporting Actor Michael Ironside Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Sound Peter Burgess Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Costume Design Delphine White Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Art Direction Carol Spier Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Original Screenplay David Cronenberg Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Editing Ronald Sanders Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Director David Cronenberg Nominated
1982 Genie Awards Best Picture Nominated

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