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  • Scanners (1981)

    5.86/10

    R | 1h 43min | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • Scanners (1981) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Scanners (1981) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Michael Ironside, Chris Britton, Robert A. Silverman, William Hope, Leon Herbert

Directed by David Cronenberg

Synopsis: A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

Tagline: There are 4 billion people on earth. 237 are Scanners. They have the most terrifying powers ever created… and they are winning.

Synopsis: Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement.

Tagline: There are 4 billion people on earth. 237 are Scanners. They have the most terrifying powers ever created... and they are winning.

Storyline: A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

  • Scanners (1981) Movie Details

  • Directors: David Cronenberg
  • Cast: Michael Ironside, Chris Britton, Robert A. Silverman, William Hope, Leon Herbert, Lawrence Dane, Géza Kovács, Jack Canon, John Brasington, Stephen Lack, Richard Chapman Jr., Don Buchsbaum, Jock Brandis, Jack Messinger, Mavor Moore, Murray Cruchley, Géza Kovács, Nicholas Kilbertus, Elizabeth Mudry, Victor Désy, Jérôme Tiberghien, Louis Del Grande, Victor Désy, Jennifer O'Neill, Anthony Sherwood, Ken Umland, Patrick McGoohan, Anne Anglin, Roland Nincheri, Kimberly McKeever
  • Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
  • Producers: Pierre David, Claude Héroux, Victor Solnicki
  • Musicians: Howard Shore
  • Cinematographers: Mark Irwin
  • Editors: Ronald Sanders
  • Our Score: 4/10 by Florita A.
  • Average Rating: 5.86/10 of 41,438 Votes!
  • Runtime: 103 min / 1h 43min
  • Year: 1981
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 3
  • Nominations: 9
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