Review by Ross Anthony

Jonesy, Henry, Pete and Beaver. Twenty years ago they were just kids in a small town in Maine - kids who found the courage to respond heroically to childhood cruelty. In saving a strange boy named Duddits, they unexpectedly gained a fifth friend at the center of their circle. Even more unexpected were the uncanny powers he conveyed to them, bonding them all beyond ordinary friendship.

Now the four are men with separate lives and separate problems, haunted by the memory of heroism, with powers that are more of a burden than a gift. When a shocking accident almost claims one of them, they don't at first recognize the return of the eeriness that is somehow linked to Duddits.

But when they reunite for their annual visit to a hunting cabin in the north woods, anticipating only the warmth and humor that nourishes them, they are overtaken by a gathering doom. First comes a stranger, a lost hunter unaware of the terrible contagion he bears. On his heels is a blizzard, a vicious storm in which something much more ominous moves - a deadly alien force that will consume some of the foursome and force those who make it to the end of the road to once again summon their forgotten strengthä and confront an unparalleled horror.

Castle Rock Entertainment presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures and NPV Entertainment, a Kasdan Pictures production, Dreamcatcher, starring MORGAN FREEMAN, THOMAS JANE, JASON LEE, DAMIAN LEWIS, TIMOTHY OLYPHANT, TOM SIZEMORE and DONNIE WAHLBERG. The film is directed by LAWRENCE KASDAN. The screenplay is by WILLIAM GOLDMAN and Lawrence Kasdan, based on the book by STEPHEN KING. The film is produced by Lawrence Kasdan and CHARLES OKUN and executive produced by BRUCE BERMAN. The director of photography is JOHN SEALE, A.C.S., A.S.C.; the production designer is JON HUTMAN; the film is edited by CAROL LITTLETON, A.C.E. and RAUL DAVALOS, A.C.E.; special visual effects and animation by INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC; co-produced by STEPHEN DUNN, CASEY GRANT and Jon Hutman; music by JAMES NEWTON HOWARD.

  • Dreamcatcher. Copyright © 2003.

Copyright © 2003. Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit:

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