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Dr. Caligari (1989)

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Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido. The staff... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Reynal Madeleine Reynal ... Dr. Caligari
Fox Harris Fox Harris ... Dr. Avol
Laura Albert ... Mrs. Van Houten
Jennifer Balgobin Jennifer Balgobin ... Ramona Lodger
John Durbin ... Gus Pratt
Gene Zerna Gene Zerna ... Les Van Houten
David Parry ... Dr. Lodger
Barry Phillips Barry Phillips ... Cesare
Magie Song ... Patient in Straitjacket
Jennifer Miro ... Miss Koonce
Stephen Quadros ... Scarecrow
Carol Albright Carol Albright ... Screaming Patient
Catherine Case Catherine Case ... Patient with Extra Hormones
Debra De Liso ... Grace Butler (as Debra Deliso)
Lori Chacko Lori Chacko ... Patient in Bed
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Storyline

Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido. The staff want Dr. Caligari removed from their facility due to her controversial experiments with electroshock and hypothalamus injections. As Dr. Caligari continues experimenting with her patients, her daughter and son-in-law attempt to stop her. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

the MAD doctor is in.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Caligari 3000 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Steiner See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Fox Harris. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Van Houten: [after burning her hand] Help me, Doctor Caligari, help me!
Dr. Caligari: That smell of burnt flesh - always reminds me of something.
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Connections

References Nightdreams (1981) See more »

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terribly entertaining not-cult-but-should-be movie
22 April 1999 | by shuzSee all my reviews

This is the visual equivalent of an acid trip. A giant tongue attached to a wall licks a writhing lady. Another woman pops out of nowhere in various scenes saying "Chinchilla! Chinchilla!", then disappears. It is one of the most original movies I have ever seen, you are in for a very different experience if you can get your hands on a copy. You will never ever forget this one....


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