Scanners

Continuity mistake: In the head exploding scene the table gets covered in blood and brain matter, but in the next shot the table is clean. (00:13:05)

Scanners mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where the bad scanner is trying to kill the good one using the telephone line, when the good guy turns it back and blows up the office/lab at the other end, one of the scientists is blown back through the glass by the explosion. In the shot from outside the room, it is easy to see the cable pulling him back. (01:22:55)


Trivia: Scanners is identified as having the first known media depiction of psychic activity directly or indirectly causing nosebleed. This concept has since become widespread in movies, television, and comic books/graphic novels.

Jazetopher

Paul Ruth: I want you to access the Ripe program. I do not have ConSec computer clearance.
Cameron Vale: Neither do I.
Paul Ruth: But you do have a nervous system. And so does a computer. And you can scan a computer, as you would another human being.

Darryl Revok: This was a test campaign used in 1947 to market a new product. The product was a drug, a tranquilizer called 'Ephemerol'. It was aimed at pregnant women. If it had worked it would have been marketed all over North America. But the campaign failed and the drug failed, because it had a side effect on the unborn children. An invisible side effect.
Cameron: It created Scanners.

Paul Ruth: How do you feel?
Cameron: I feel... crystal clear.


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