Patrick

Patrick

Director: Richard Franklin, Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar

Cast: Richard Franklin, Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar

     
 

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In Australian director Richard Franklin's Patrick, the subject of psychokinesis is used, not for the creation of De Palma-like bloodbath special effects as in Carrie and The Fury, but as an expression of a deeply disturbed persona. Patrick is first seen in the intensive care section of a hospital in a state of extreme catatonia -- after murdering

Overview

In Australian director Richard Franklin's Patrick, the subject of psychokinesis is used, not for the creation of De Palma-like bloodbath special effects as in Carrie and The Fury, but as an expression of a deeply disturbed persona. Patrick is first seen in the intensive care section of a hospital in a state of extreme catatonia -- after murdering his mother and her lover. Dr. Roget (Robert Helpmann) is the doctor in charge of the clinic who first tends to Patrick, but when new nurse Kathy Jacquard (Susan Penhaligon) arrives, she is assigned Patrick's case. As she cares for the comatose man, Patrick falls in love with her, telekinetically writing love notes to her on her typewriter. Kathy begins to suspect something is amiss when the doctors and nurses at the hospital who want to speed along the comatose man to his death start to die in mysterious ways. As Patrick's condition continues to deteriorate and he realizes that he is on the verge of death, he then wants Kathy to kill herself to join him when he dies.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2008
UPC:
0654930308097
Original Release:
1978
Source:
Synapse Films
Time:
1:52:00
Sales rank:
54,608

Special Features

Audio commentary with director Richard Franklin; Original theatrical trailer; TV spots

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Susan Penhaligon Kathy Jacquard
Robert Helpmann Dr. Roget
Rod Mullinar Ed Jacquard
Bruce Barry Dr. Brian Wright
Julia Blake Matron Cassidy
Helen Hemingway Sister Williams
Maria Mercedes Nurse Panicale
Frank Wilson Detective Sgt. Grant
Peter Culpan Grant's Assistant
Marilyn Rodgers Day Desk nurse
Peggy Nichols Night Desk Nurse
Carole-Ann Aylett Patrick's Mother
Walter Pym Capt. Fraser
Robert Thompson Patrick
Paul Young The Lover
John Murphy Barman
Ray Chubb SEC worker

Technical Credits
Richard Franklin Director,Producer
Leslie Binns Art Director
Tom Burstall Asst. Director
Everett de Roche Screenwriter
William Fayman Executive Producer
Antony I. Ginnane Producer
Goblin Score Composer
Brian May Score Composer
Donald M. McAlpine Cinematographer
Edward McQueen-Mason Editor
Conrad Rothman Special Effects
Barbi Taylor Production Manager

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Patrick
1. Prologue/Opening Credits [4:37]
2. The Roget Clinic [1:13]
3. Matron Cassidy [3:49]
4. Patrick [9:09]
5. An Unexpected Visitor [4:08]
6. The Party [7:55]
7. Secret [5:13]
8. Dr. Brian Wright [2:17]
9. Trashed Apartment [2:09]
10. Patrick Responds [2:16]
11. Reprinted [2:58]
12. Burned Hands [5:44]
13. New Equipment [2:52]
14. Patrick Responds Again [2:30]
15. Shock Therapy [8:32]
16. Getting the Sack [1:00]
17. Illicit Examination [2:39]
18. Electri-Fry [9:36]
19. Police Investigation [1:59]
20. Ed Missing [10:03]
21. Time to Kill [3:30]
22. Final Confrontation [6:01]
23. Ed Breaks Free [7:05]
24. End Credits [2:55]

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