18 certificateScanners is a Film programme that first aired in 1981 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Scanners is a 4 star programme

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Scanners (1981)

Directed by
David Cronenberg

Innovative sci-fi horror story about a group of people with the ability to control other people's minds and bodies, with often fatal results. The powers - the result of a thalidomide-like drug given to a group of pregnant women - are being used for evil purposes by a child of the experiment. His brother is recruited by the doctor behind the original project to stop the evil sibling and his fellow scanners.

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1981

4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: Canada

Filmed in Colour


Jennifer O'Neill...Kim Obrist
Stephen Lack...Cameron Vale
Image for Patrick McGoohanPatrick McGoohan...Dr. Paul Ruth
Lawrence Dane...Braedon Keller
Michael Ironside...Darryl Revok
Robert A. Silverman...Benjamin Pierce
Lee Broker...Security One
Mavor Moore...Trevellyan
Adam Ludwig...Arno Crostic
Murray Cruchley...Programmer
Fred Doederlein...Dieter Tautz
Géza Kovács...Killer in Record Store
Sony Forbes...Killer in Attic
Jérôme Tiberghien...Killer in Attic
Denis Lacroix...Killer in Barn
Victor Désy...Dr. Gatineau
Louis Del Grande...First Scanner