Synopsis: Dr. Alice Dodgson gets her medical license revoked after the death of a patient. She's facing the possibility of not getting any job when she accepts to be the nurse for one young man who suffers of cephalitis called Wesley Claybourne. Aside from the sickness he's suffering Wesley believes he has been "touched" by some voodoo cult. While she stays in Jamaica, Dr. Dodgson will feel uncomfortable as she discovers that voodoo is not only a "state of mind" and could be a real threat to her life and Wesley's. She'll have to discover why she and her patient are targets of the voodoo curse.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Avi Nesher
Production: Miramax Films
99 min

Yes, yes, yes.

So, you're from New York?

Yeah, mon.

Me want to go to New York

and live there, you know.

Really? I thought

Jamaica was like a paradise.

For tourists. For Jamaicans,

life is very hard, you know.

Why does everyone

carry machetes?

For work, and for protection.

Are the mountains dangerous?


Some parts, yes.

Like I say, life can be very hard here.

The people are very, very poor.

The Claybourne estate

is up there in the mountains.

Sugarcane fields, mango...

Ugli fruit as far as the eye can see.

What's going on up there?

They are burning

the sugarcane to bring in the harvest.

It's a seasonal ting, you know.

Hey, that's my father up there.

- You mind if I say hello?

- No.

Go ahead.

Help me.


I'm sorry. Are you all right?

I'm... I'm great.

It's really hot. I shouldn't have

stopped so close to the fire.

Oh, no, no... No problem.

You know, my father's like you.

He's a doctor.

Oh, really? What school did he go to?

No school. He's originally from Haiti.

He's what you call a houngan,

a kind of voodoo priest, a healer.

I want the full amount

wired to Luxembourg.

Yeah, I know I agreed to pay you

and the others from the escrow.

I just think this

is much cleaner and safer.

Yeah. I'll call you right back.

I have somebody I want you to meet.

- Dr. Alice Dodgson.

- Paul Claybourne.

Well, welcome to Wonderland, Alice.

Come in. J.B., could you get Violette

to get us something cold to drink?

- Yeah, mon.

- Let's step out on the terrace.

It's much cooler out there.

So Dr. Javitz told me

that you're a wonderful doctor.

Says that you're quite a fighter.

You never give up on a patient.

He also told you I had my license

suspended, so I'll need a release...

Any doctor who'll take a job

in this godforsaken place.

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Rob Cohen

Rob Cohen (born March 12, 1949) is an American director of film and television, producer and screenwriter. Cohen began his career as a producer, before concentrating full-time on directing from the 1990s, with action films such as xXx, along with fantasy films like Dragonheart and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. He is the creator of The Fast and the Furious film franchise. more…

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