The Lathe of Heaven
George Orr, a man whose dreams can change waking reality, tries to suppress this unpredictable gift with drugs. Dr. Haber, an assigned psychiatrist, discovers the gift to be real and hypnotically induces Mr. Orr to change reality for the benefit of mankind --- with bizarre and frightening results.
Pretty neat trippy movie that asks what is real. What if every night your dreams came true because they do for this main character and it leads to this cool world. I don't know if I bought the end but I liked it. I think the DVD looks bad with the colors and the shots but it still feels good.
A thoughtful and interesting sci-fi story. Manages to be compelling despite some pretty clearly low production values. The concept is heady, and perhaps a bit preachy at times, but at least it forces you to think about what it's being preachy about.
Excellent premise. Weak execution. Confusing toward the end. I find it hard to believe the remake is worse.
Listen to Bruce Davison talk about his experiences working on this film in March 2012 at mondofilmpodcast.com