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Scanners Movie Behind The Scenes

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Michael Ironside's Darryl Revok has frightening powers

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Go behind the scenes on the 1981 Horror / Occult movie starring Stephen Lack, Michael Ironside, Patrick McGoohan More Cast


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Scanners' most famous scene used a plaster dummy and goats for the exploding head... A shotgun was used to shoot at the dummy's head causing the now famous head explosion.
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"My films are not the children of nightmares or daydreams. They come from the philosophical discourses I have with myself," explained Cronenberg.
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William S. Burroughs' novel "Naked Lunch" contains a chapter concerning "Senders," a hostile organization of telepaths bent on world domination, a clear literary inspiration for this film.



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Alternate Versions

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The death of the first scanner (Victor Del Grande) was filmed in two different ways: the theatrical release has Revok (Michael Ironside) causing his head to explode; an alternative take, featured in television versions, shows him dying of a grotesque heart attack instead...



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