Lathe of Heaven1980

Director: David R. Loxton, Fred Barzyk
Stars: Bruce Davison, Peyton E. Park, Niki Flacks, Kevin Conway, Vandi Clark
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 105 minutes

For Ursula Le Guin's devoted following, the 2002 remake of the 1980 film based on her novel may not be the stuff dreams are made of. This new adaptation omits some of the original's most memorable developments (the racially equalized "grays" and the alien invasion). Lucas Haas stars as George Orr, a "little lost boy" haunted by his dreams, which, he claims, alter the present unbeknownst to anyone but him. James Caan (more menacing than was Kevin Conway in the original) costars as the self-promoting Dr. Haber, the therapist assigned to treat the suicidal young man. This "very productive relationship" most benefits Haber, who attempts to manufacture George's dreams "to fit some useful function." The requisite unforeseen consequences ensue. Lisa Bonet is ravishing, but less impressive as George's skeptical public defender who may be the girl of his dreams. The foreboding mood is enhanced by Angelo Badalamenti's score, which recalls his haunting work on Twin Peaks. --Donald Liebenson

Read the entire Lathe of Heaven movie script | Buy this movie on Amazon

Share your thoughts on Lathe of Heaven's quotes with the community:

Quote of the Day Today's Quote | Archive

Would you like us to send you a FREE inspiring quote delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this movie page to your bibliography:


"Lathe of Heaven Quotes." STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 20 Feb. 2018. < of Heaven>.

Know another quote from Lathe of Heaven?

Don't let people miss on a great quote from the "Lathe of Heaven" movie - add it here!