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

The beast is yet to come!

# In Trinidad there was a family.

# With much confusion as you will see.

# There was a mother and a father

and a boy who had grown.

# Who wanted to marry

have a wife of his own.

# He met a young girl

who suited him nice.

# He went to his father

to ask for advice.

# His father said

"Son, I have to tell you no.

# The girl is your sister

but your mama don't know"

# Woe, woe is me.

# Shame and scandal in the family...


Dori... Dori, listen, I don't know.

- Yes, please, please. You have to.

- No, listen to me. Listen.

I don't think... Oh, no.

Um... No, thank you.

Land here is extraordinarily

valued at millions of dollars.

Agriculture really

isn't the way to go anymore.

- The real value is in tourism.

- Thank you.

I... No, thank you.

I'm seeing hotels, resorts, casinos,

the works, you know?

If you're really serious about this

here's my card. Call me anytime.

- Thank you.

- You're welcome. Oh, honey.

I want you to meet Dr. Matthew Hope.

Doctor, this is my honey

and partner, Scott.

How do you do?

I've just been considering

your lady's real estate, um... Tips.

Such a pleasure.

Wicked, girls.

All alone, Tina? Not for long.

All I want is jerk chicken,

jerk fish, jerk pork, jerk...

More jerk chicken, sir?

She's a work of art,

isn't she, superintendent?

Which I will own someday.

- I don't believe she's for sale.

- Everyone is for sale, doctor.

Really? How's your jerk?

Attention, everybody, please.

Settle, everybody.


Thank you.

Now we've all gathered here today

for a very special occasion...

...my baby brother Wesley's birthday.

Now I know you were

all looking forward.

...to partying with the

island wildman, as I was...

...but unfortunately Dr. Winsvold

has informed me.

...that Wesley is feeling

a bit under the weather.

So if you'll join me in a toast

to Wesley's good health.

- To Wesley.

- To Wesley.

Rock on.

Dori, listen, I know I said I'd help you.

...but it's just too dangerous right now...

You said it would be easy

to do a DNA test.

...to tell who the father of the baby is.

It's too dangerous.

No, stop this, please. Dori, I...

Come on, please, you promised.

Dori, this is very dangerous.

Oh, my God, Dori, this...

Dori, we shouldn't be doing this.

Dori, we should... Just...


Please, please, please. The test first.

- No, no.

- Yes, sir.

I'll be more relaxed when I know, yeah?

Yeah? Please?


Oh, dear.

Oh, God.

My God. Oh, my God.


Aah! Aah!





He's dead.

Move, move, move, move!

Squeeze my hand.


Help me.

I will, honey.

How close are we to maximum dosage?

We're there.

Dr. Javitz.

Dr. Javitz.

Oh, Alice, you're going down?

- No. Dr. Javitz, it's Jenny Garcia.

- I know. Nothing's working.

I know you said no to the Raptomycin,

but we've got nothing to lose.

Alice, for God's sake, that's enough.

The review board takes a long time

to determine compassionate use...

...and you don't want me

to repeat my speech.

...on the use of non-FDA-approved drugs

and disastrous career consequences.

- This child is not gonna make it...

- Do not turn me into the heartless...

...crusty head of a department

who's going to be making speeches.

...about liability and insurance companies

and all that crap.

You know better.

Hey, Phil, can I have

an amp of Raptomycin?

Dr. Javitz and the review board gave you

the thumbs up for compassionate use?

- Do you have it in writing?

- Phil, I'm in a huge hurry.

I don't have time for this.

I got the approval.

You know what they say...

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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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