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14th January 1981
1h 43m
David Cronenberg
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Scanners is a 1981 Horror Sci-Fi film released on 14th January; David Cronenberg directed the film which stars Michael Ironside, William Hope and John Brasington. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $10,125,876 on its budget.

After a man with extraordinary—and frighteningly destructive—telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other “scanners” have their minds set on world domination, while others are trying to stop them.

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100% Overrated
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Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

4% 20-29
13% 30-39
4% 40-49
4% 50-59
2% 70-79
72% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

13% Female
87% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown