The Lathe of Heaven

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This science-fiction drama, set in a near future world, focuses on a psychiatrist who realizes that one of his patients has the power to change reality through his dreams. The psychiatrist attempts to use the dreamer's power to create a utopian world, with unexpected and often negative results.


Bruce Davison
as George Orr
Kevin Conway
as Dr. William Haber
Margaret Avery
as Heather LeLache
Niki Flacks
as Penny Crouch
Frank Miller
as Parole Officer
Peyton E. Park
as Mannie Ahrens
Vandi Clark
as Aunt Ethel
Bernadette Whitehead
as George's Mother
Jo Livingston
as George's Father
Jane Roberts
as Grandmother
Tom Matts
as Grandfather
Francis Miller
as Parole Officer
Joye Nash
as Woman on Subway
Gena Slute
as Woman on Subway
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  • Jan 30, 2009
    A corrupt scientist dangerously exploits a young man's ability to change reality via his dreams.<br/>This original made-for PBS version is hard to find, but worth the effort.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer

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