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Patrick

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1978
  • Colour
  • Running time: 112 min | USA:96 min | 140 min (original cut)
  • Distributed by Filmways Australasian/Monarch
  • Directed by Richard Franklin
  • Written by Everett De Roche
  • Produced by Antony I. Ginnane, Richard Franklin
  • Starring Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar, Bruce Barry, Julia Blake
  • Music by Brian May
  • Cinematography by Donald McAlpine
  • Film Editing by Edward McQueen-Mason

Tagline

  • He's in a coma... Yet, he can kill...

Synopsis

Patrick (Robert Thompson) lies in a coma in a Melbourne private hospital. He had murdered his mother and her lover three years ago by electrocuting them in the bath. Patrick, who has psychokinetic powers, falls in love with Kathy (Susan Penhaligon), the new nurse at the hospital, communicating with her via an electric typewriter. Patrick also uses his psychokinetic powers to control the men in Kathy's life and to defend himself against the hospital's bitter Matron Cassidy (Julia Blake) who plots to murder him. (Wikipedia)

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