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Scanners ★★½ 1981 (R)

“Scanners” are telepaths who can will people to explode. One scanner in particular harbors Hitlerian aspirations for his band of psychic gangsters. Gruesome but effective special effects. 102m/C VHS, DVD . CA Stephen Lack, Jennifer O'Neill, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane, Michael Ironside, Robert A. Silverman; D: David Cronenberg; W: David Cronenberg; C: Mark Irwin; M: Howard Shore.