Join Vincent and Tangella as they watch “Scanners” from 1981 starring Jennifer O'Neill and Michael Ironside.
"Scanners" is a 1981 science fiction horror film directed by David Cronenberg. The story revolves around Cameron Vale, played by Stephen Lack, a troubled and homeless man with powerful telepathic and telekinetic abilities. He is recruited by a secret organization called ConSec, led by Dr. Paul Ruth (played by Patrick McGoohan), which aims to utilize scanners for their own purposes.
Vale becomes embroiled in a conflict with Darryl Revok, portrayed by Michael Ironside, a rogue scanner with dangerous intentions. Revok plans to build an army of scanners and overthrow ConSec. Vale receives assistance from Kim Obrist, played by Jennifer O'Neill, another scanner who becomes his ally and love interest.
As Vale is trained by ConSec and delves deeper into the world of scanners, he uncovers a sinister plot involving the organization. Along the way, he encounters Braedon Keller (Lawrence Dane), a senior executive at ConSec, and Benjamin Pierce (Robert A. Silverman), a scanner who aids Vale in his mission.
The film culminates in a climactic showdown between Vale and Revok, where they battle for control and the fate of all scanners. "Scanners" is known for its intense psychic battles, David Cronenberg's unique blend of body horror, and the remarkable performances of its cast, bringing the thrilling story of scanners and their extraordinary abilities to life.
Stephen Lack as Cameron Vale
Michael Ironside as Darryl Revok
Jennifer O'Neill as Kim Obrist
Patrick McGoohan as Dr. Paul Ruth
Lawrence Dane as Braedon Keller
Robert A. Silverman as Benjamin Pierce
Lee Broker as Security One
Mavor Moore as Trevellyan