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Sanitarium (2001)

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A generation ago, Dr Max Warick was researching a mysterious experimental drug which was scientifically proven to cure certain types of madness. But as the most deranged test subjects ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Minns Jeremy Minns ... Dr. Max Warick
Kate Copeland Kate Copeland ... Dr. Elle Warick
John Webster ... Harris (as Terry Aaron)
Harold Gasnier ... Paul Karnell
Uri Geller ... Male Detective
Jared Morgan ... Old Max
Azucena Duran ... Dr. Isabella Ramoray
Andy Blacksmith Andy Blacksmith ... Dr. Anthony Armstrong
Harry Tufill Harry Tufill ... Dr. Richard Calishot
Tammi Baker Tammi Baker ... Donna
Hannah Stansbridge Hannah Stansbridge ... Rosie Warick
Daniel Kobbina Daniel Kobbina ... Kelly
Theressa Wood Theressa Wood ... Nurse Alice
Michael Hall Michael Hall ... Mr. Hall
Maxine Robinson Maxine Robinson ... Max's Mother
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Storyline

A generation ago, Dr Max Warick was researching a mysterious experimental drug which was scientifically proven to cure certain types of madness. But as the most deranged test subjects miraculously regained their sanity, the control patients, who were given no drugs at all, suffered horrific consequences. Because no one could find the cause of such deadly side effects, the experiments were stopped. But now twenty years later, a new set of hospital officials are about to release the drug into the marketplace. And the only man who can prevent this terror from eating away at the masses has since traded in his lab coat for a straight jacket. Written by cnc

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science crossed the line...something was waiting on the other side. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diagnosis See more »

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Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Catncage Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Uri Geller's scenes were added after the film was completed because it was felt that the film was too complicated and some kind of explanation was needed. See more »

Goofs

Its a common goof, but however small always breaks the film "spell". One of the mourners makes the classic mistake of looking directly at the camera, just after the punch up at the wake, but the real beauty of it is that it's as if she forgot they were filming (so "into" the role), and was surprised to see a camera in the room, check out the double take at the camera, then swift realisation of her GOOF and aversion of the eyes away! Luckily the tall baldy chap is acting so well most people miss this goof. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally released as "Diagnosis", the film was shortened and retitled Sanitarium for the US release. A special edition was released in the UK featuring additional gore and action sequences. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Darkhunters (2004) See more »

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Marie-Lou
Written by Roberts & Buttery
Performed by Chief Wooden-head
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29 November 2004 | by MillBaySee all my reviews

Whoa! This movie was bad. I can't believe how the DVD box in my local video store totally contradicted the actual movie itself. However, I won't claim false advertising. I was a sucker and blew about $2.00 Canadian to rent this thing. $2.00 that could have gone towards something far more useful, like bent paper clips or defective elastic bands. DO NOT BE TEMPTED BY THE MOVIE BOX. THIS IS A TERRIBLE FILM. The acting is wooden, the audio is worse. You really do not care what happens to the characters. It has already been mentioned that the idea was good, but it was not done right. I agree. The people who made this film did have a good idea and could have done a lot more with it.


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