Sci Fi Watcher 189: Scanners

This episode can be a real headache as Bryan and Corey look at the Cronenberg classic “Scanners”.  The guys sit down to talk about what they knew about this film going in and what they took out of it and discuss the special effects.  They also look at the storyline and cover some of the latest news from science fiction.


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Movie of the week: Scanners

Release: January 14, 1981
Writers: David Cronenberg
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Stephen Lack as Cameron Vale
Jennifer O’Neill as Kim Obrist
Patrick McGoohan as Dr. Paul Ruth
Lawrence Dane as Braedon Keller
Michael Ironside as Darryl Revok
Robert Silverman as Benjamin Pierce
Mavor Moore as Curtis Trevellyan
Anthony Sherwood as Aiden
Fred Doederlein as Dieder Tautz
Victor Désy as Dr. Gatineau
Louis Del Grande as First Scanner
Alex Stevens as ConSec Programmer
Length: 103 minutes



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