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Patrick (2013)

Not Rated | | Horror | 14 March 2014 (USA)
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At a private clinic, a young nurse soon discovers that one of the comatose patients is quite sinister.

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Mark Hartley

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Justin King
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Dance ... Doctor Roget
Rachel Griffiths ... Matron Cassidy
Sharni Vinson ... Kathy Jacquard
Peta Sergeant ... Nurse Williams
Damon Gameau ... Ed Penhaligon
Martin Crewes ... Brian Wright
Eliza Taylor ... Nurse Panicale
Simone Buchanan ... Patrick's Mother
Shane Nagle ... Man
Chris Fortuna Chris Fortuna ... Fraser
Rod Mullinar ... Morris
María Mercedes ... Doctor
Camilla Jackson ... Nurse
Brendan Bacon ... Diving Accident
Carole-Ann Aylett Carole-Ann Aylett ... Barmaid
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Storyline

When a young nurse begins work at an isolated psychiatric ward, she quickly becomes fascinated with Patrick, a brain dead patient who is the subject of a mad scientist's cruel and unusual experiments. What starts as an innocent fascination quickly takes a sinister turn as Patrick begins to use his psychic powers to manipulate her every move, and send her life into a terrifying spiral out of control. Written by PR

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Taglines:

Cruel. Controlling. Comatose. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Patrick: Evil Awakens See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,056
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ed's last name, as revealed by Kathy is Penhaligon. This is a nod to Susan Penhaligon, the actress who played Kathy in the 1978 movie. See more »

Goofs

In the museum, when Kathy Jacquard meet Brian Wright and the camera starts to go around them, the cameraman is reflected in the the old underwater helmets. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the movie credits have ended, we get to see an image of main character Patrick, as well as the two words "PATRICK VIVE" popping up, an homage to the Italian film "Patrick vive ancora" (1980), a sequel to the original "Patrick" (1978). See more »

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References Patrick (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Patrick
(Music from the 1978 Motion Picture "Patrick (1978)")
Composed and conducted by Brian May
© 1978 Australian International Film Corporation Pty Ltd
Published by BMG Chrysalis/Cherry Lane Music Publishing Inc
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Interesting story, but lacking scares...
27 March 2014 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Patrick" was actually a rather interesting movie. Having read the synopsis and seen that Charles Dance was in this movie, then it just seemed like the type of horror movie that you need to watch.

The storyline in the movie is what makes "Patrick" interesting, because it does have some nice aspects to it. Now, the movie wasn't particularly scary as per se, but there was a fulfilling storyline that was coherent and well-thought through.

There was something dark and brooding to the entire movie, perhaps it was the atmosphere of the old house that the movie was shot it. I don't know. But it worked out quite nicely.

The story in "Patrick" is about nurse Kathy (played by Sharni Vinson) who comes to work for Dr. Roget (played by Charles Dance) and his daughter Cassidy (played by Rachel Griffiths) at a secluded house where the doctor is running unauthorized and experimental treatments on comatose and braindead patients, trying to bring life back into their minds. The patient Patrick turns out to harbor a dark secret that quickly puts Kathy in a life or death situation.

I will say that the people on the cast list were doing good jobs, and the characters were really nicely portrayed and detailed, which really helped the movie along quite nicely.

However, I was missing more scares and generally a more spooky movie, and as such then I am rating "Patrick" a 5 out of 10 stars.


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