The whole concept of this movie was pretty interesting. The ability to go into someones dream and help them face their nightmares. But the only people who can do it are psychics. At first you are hook to a machine, but if you are strong enough, you can do it without the machine. The cast was pretty good. Dennis Quaid did a decent job. I guess you could say he had an enemy and it was David Patrick Kelly. He was pretty good too. More creepy than anything. The one thing this film lacked was story. It jumped around way too much. Plus it rushed a lot. The whole time you want to see Dennis Quaid in a dream, but when he finally gets into one, the scene doesn't last that long. That is the whole point to the movie; the dreams. The last dream he enters is longer, but still rushed. Maybe they were just afraid to extend the movie, I am not sure. But if done right, it could of been fantastic.
Dreamscape (1984) 720p YIFY Movie
A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the US president.
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The Synopsis for Dreamscape (1984) 720p
A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in his sleep from a heart attack Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in the dreams somehow and that is causing them to die in real life. He must find a way to stop the abuse of the power to enter dreams.
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1980s InceptionReviewed byPaul Celano (chelano)Vote: 5/10
I had "Dreamscape" lying around on DVD for years already, but never bothered to watch it, probably just because I assumed it was a child-friendly fantasy based on the colorful cover image. Yes, I can be that shallow! Luckily, I got passed my dumb prejudices eventually, as "Dreamscape" is an immensely entertaining and quite imaginative 80s Sci-Fi/thriller with a good plot, numerous memorable action sequences and a terrific all-star cast that includes names like Dennis Quaid, Christopher Plummer, Max Von Sydow, Cate Capshaw, Eddie Albert, David Patrick Kelly and George Wendt. Quaid was at the high-point of his career around this time, as it was also the period of other personal favorites of mine like "Innerspace" and "Enemy Mine". Here, he's ideally cast as the telepathically gifted but slightly arrogant and gambling-addicted Alex Gardner. He gets persuaded to partake in a unique experiment to enter and tour around in other people's dreams, either as a spectator or as as a key participant. This sounds cornier that it is, as the experiment is meant to help people who suffer from recurring nightmares. Alex helps a poor guy who has hysterical dreams about his wife sleeping around with the entire neighborhood and joins forces with a troubled 12-year-old ginger kid who battles nasty snake-creatures at night. Things get quite tricky when Alex discovers that Plummer's governmental department is really funding the experiment to use it as a secret weapon to kill the President. Director and co-writer Joseph Ruben ("The Stepfather", "Sleeping with the Enemy") ensures that the plot never becomes boring or overly technical/talkative, and there's a wide variety of action sequences within the dream-worlds as well as in "real-life". Everyone puts down great performances, the special effects are more than praiseworthy and there's a lovely soundtrack by Maurice Jarre. Excellent 80s entertainment despite the PG-13 rating; - recommended!
Most movies that try to crowd so much into an hour and a half end up looking like a shopping list, but Dreamscape works, maybe because it has a sense of humor.