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Old 12-09-10, 03:19 PM
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what movie is this?

I'm looking for a movie that was made in the 1970s and is about a doctor who performs sleep studies. A friend of mine mentioned it to me and I want to get it for her on DVD. She said there's a famous actor in it but she wouldn't be able to remember who it is unless someone mentioned his name.
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Dreamscape with Dennis Quaid and Kate Capshaw?
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Coma with Michael Douglas?
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Coma with Michael Douglas?
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'Altered States' with William Hurt might be a candidate?
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It's not sleep studies, but could she be thinking of Altered States with William Hurt.
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Altered States with William Hurt?
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Altered States with William Hurt?
That must be it. Starring Louie the Lizard in his most well-known role:



Trivia: Louie's son took up acting like his father. He can be seen on TV (daily) as the star of the GEICO commercials.
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"Brainwaves" with Tony Curtis?
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My friend told me she likes the movie Coma, so I might consider getting that for her...
About the movie I'm still looking for: she told me that one of the cast members is someone who was in a movie called Chaos. I've noticed a lot of movies with that title on IMDB... But apparently Chaos was about a type of human behavior study where people were locked in a room to see what it would take for them to go insane.
She sees all of these odd movies I've never heard of, lol.

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^ That must be The Chaos Experiment, aka The Steam Experiment. Starred Val Kilmer, Armand Assante, & Eric Roberts.
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yeah I noticed that on IMDB so I looked at the filmographies of some of the actors. Didn't see anything close to the movie she's trying to describe to me.
Maybe I'll just get her a few of these movies you've all been nice enough to recommend.
Altered States definitely sounds like it. I'll be getting that one for her.

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Re: what movie is this?

"The Mind Snatchers" (aka "The Happiness Cage") 1972 with Christopher Walken loosely fits the description.
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Since you mentioned Walken, 'Brainstorm' might also be one to look at.

That stuff could be remembered as 'sleep' research' I guess.
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Make them die slowly?
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Make them die slowly?
OK but let's try to tell them the movie title first.

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