was released in 1984
. It was directed by Joseph Ruben
. It was written by David Loughery
, Chuck Russell
, and Joseph Ruben
. The cast includes Dennis Quaid
as Alex Gardner, Max von Sydow
as Dr. Paul Novotny, Christopher Plummer
as Bob Blair. George Wendt
as Charlie Prince, Kate Capshaw
as Jane DeVries, Eddie Albert
as The President, and others.
Alex Gardner has an extraordinary gift. To keep it may cost him his life...
Alex Gardner is recruited by a government agency to be involved in an experimental project to research the ability of psychics to enter people's dreams with the aid of some cutting edge technology. Part of the reason this project is being funded is to find a way to help the president who is plagued with nightmares of nuclear war. Alex isn't the only test subject. And when people start dying he becomes suspicions one of the others is using their ability to kill people in their dreams.
When I first saw this movie I thought it was awesome. It explored some interesting ideas with how dreams work. Had some good suspense. The F/X were cool for the day. Maybe not a great movie, but a good one from the 80s that is often forgotten.