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Dreamcatcher (2003)

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Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.

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Lawrence Kasdan

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), William Goldman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Col. Abraham Curtis
Thomas Jane ... Henry
Jason Lee ... Beaver
Damian Lewis ... Jonesy
Timothy Olyphant ... Pete
Tom Sizemore ... Owen
Donnie Wahlberg ... Duddits
Mikey Holekamp Mikey Holekamp ... Young Henry
Reece Thompson ... Young Beaver
Giacomo Baessato ... Young Jonesy
Joel Palmer ... Young Pete
Andrew Robb Andrew Robb ... Young Duddits
Eric Keenleyside ... Rick McCarthy
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Roberta Cavell
Michael O'Neill ... Gen. Matheson
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Storyline

Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom Written by simon

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Based on the book by Stephen King See more »


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Rated R for violence, gore and language | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El cazador de sueños See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,027,423, 23 March 2003

Gross USA:

$33,715,436

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,240,406
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The flashback scene where the boys first meet Duddits is the barrens from the Stephen King film It (1990), which also takes place in Derry. See more »

Goofs

Peter finds Trish's car keys totally submerged for several minutes in a puddle of water, yet the car remote still works. See more »

Quotes

[checking on the sick guy in the bathroom after finding a trail of blood on the floor]
Beaver: [knocking on door] Hey Rick, you alright in there, buddy?
Rick McCarthy: Yeah, I just need to make a little room!
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The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow logos are covered in snow, while the Castle Rock Entertainment lighthouse beams its light across a lake covered in snow. See more »

Alternate Versions

SPOILER: The DVD contains the original ending, in which Duddits defeats the alien using a special power, but is NOT revealed to be an alien. He then succumbs to his leukemia and dies. Jonesy and Henry then visit his gravesite in the final scene and sing "Blue Bayou." See more »


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Blue Bayou
Written by Joe Melson & Roy Orbison
Performed by Roy Orbison
Courtesy of Orbison Records, Inc.
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So-so
17 April 2003 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Plot heavy--TOO heavy--horror sci-fi film about 4 friends (Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis) in the Maine woods squaring off against disgusting killer aliens and the Army led by Morgan Freeman and Tom Sizemore.

The film is well-directed by Lawrence Kasdan and well-acted (especially by Jane, Lewis and Olyphant) but there's too many plots going on and the movie rambles on for 135 minutes. I did sit through the whole thing, but I was never really involved or interested.

On the plus side, the special effects are great; the aliens are slimy and disgusting; the attack scenes are brutal (and bloody) and I LOVED the way Kasdan visualized Lewis' mind.

Still, the film has too many plots to handle and it's constantly loosing its focus. Not terrible or unwatchable, just disappointing.

I give it a 6.


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