Dir. David Cronenberg. 1981. 103 mins. New 35mm print. With Jennifer O’Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan. Dr. Paul Ruth (McGoohan) converts and trains a scanner—a psychic with enough power to control people’s minds—to fight against an underground movement of scanners who want to dominate the world. This gory film will always be remembered for its famous exploding-head scene.
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