DREAMCATCHER (2003 U.S. CANADA) D/WP: LAWRENCE KASDAN W: WILLIAM GOLDMAN P: CHARLES OKUN
Damian Lewis, Jason Lee, Thomas Jane and Timothy Olyphant are four thirtysomething bachelor friends with special psychic abilities. We find out through a series of flashbacks that they got this gift from a retarded childhood friend (played as a grown-up by Donnie Wahlberg). During their hunting holiday at a cabin in the snow covered forest (it was filmed in British Columbia), a fast spreading infection from a crash landed alien spacecraft results in the area being quarantined by the military. Morgan Freeman is the crazed superior in charge, while Tom Sizemore is his right-hand man who helps Jane find Lewis after he`s infected by an alien worm creature (with teeth) which speaks in a British accent (a bad idea). Large parts of King`s novel were obviously left out for an acceptable running time, but the resulting FX-laden embarassing mess is consequently overlong at approx 135 mins. With Eric Keenleyside, C. Ernst Harth, Rosemary Dunsmore, Ty Olsson and Michael Daingerfield (from the ACE VENTURA tv series).

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