Scanners III: The Takeover

Synopsis: A young female scanner turns from a sweet young thing into a murderous, power-crazed villain after she takes an experimental drug developed by her father. Her brother, who is also a scanner, is the only one powerful enough to stop her.
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Christian Duguay
Production: Republic Pictures Home Video
101 min

You know what they say? The minute they

look at you, bingo, they can read your mind.

- You fall for that stuff?

- I'm telling you!

So this is where you've

been hiding. Everybody's upstairs.

Anyway, so, as I was telling you,

I met this psychic...

Well, if it isn't my favorite

sister and brother act.

- Glad you could make it.

- So am I.

You know me. Regular party animal.

So is Dad here yet?

When I left the office

he said he'd be here in 20 minutes.

- That was two hours ago.

- He can spend an entire holiday in the lab.


Uh... I guess I'm off to mingle.

Come here, I got something for you.

Oh, wait, wait.

Merry Christmas.


It's beautiful.

- Put it on.

- Help me.

- I bet you believe in Santa too.

- Give me a break.

No, but it's true. This cousin of mine,

he knows a guy that was scanned by one

of them at a convention in Des Moines.

- You guys are talking scanners?

- We're talking science fiction.

Oh, yeah? Hey, Alex!

- What's up, buddy?

- These guys don't believe in scanners.

Oh, yeah? Well, they're right.

Don't mind Santa,

he gets a little crazy this time of year.

Alex, make believers out of these guys.

Come on, give me a break,

it's Christmas Eve.

Party pooper.


That's it. Come on, now,

give me one of those.

You know, come on now.

Let's show these guys.

- You're not gonna leave me alone, Taylor.

- Do it.

- You ready?

- Come on, I'm ready.

All right. Hold on to your beard.


You can do better than that.


Man, this guy's incredible.

Come on.

Like I told you, these guys are fantastic.



Look, Mommy.


'Even if I was declared not guilty

for what they called an accident,

'I had no choice but to leave.

'I couldn't face my friends, or Joyce.

'And I couldn't face the man that adopted

me and my friend Helena,

'taking us out of that horrible

scanners institution.

'I had to find a way to master my powers.

'I went around the world

'and finally found a place,

'a monastery in Thailand.'

I can't believe you talked

a Polish girl into lingerie.

- I thought it was just for hookers.

- Come on, Helena.

It's the '90s. We're women, we're strong,

and we can do whatever we want.

Where am I supposed to wear it?

Under your clothes.

To work, anywhere you feel like it.

Just imagine you and your new boss,

the takeover king.

Mark Dragon. Maybe you two could hit it off -

takeover king meets makeover queen.

Sounds like a match made in heaven.

Unfortunately, I'm not interested.

I know it sounds crazy.

It's been almost two years

but even after all this time

I'm still hung up on Alex.

Helena, are you all right?

No, not again...

These damn migraines.

Any time I get in a crowd

or any pressure situation, I get paralyzed.

No wonder I can't hold a job.

How am I supposed to?

Let's get you home.

I know a short cut back to the car.

This is what always happens

when I forget my pills.

Shouldn't you take them every day?

Yes, but they make me stupid like

a sleepwalker. Almost anything is better.

Let's get out of here.

Well, well, well, what have we got here?

Two uptown babes walking down my street.

Whatever you're doing

is none of our business so just let us go.

Didn't you know

it was dangerous in this part of town?

You don't want to do this,

you'll just get into trouble.

Thanks for the warning.

But we're not the ones in trouble - you are.

Run, Helena!

OK, suck on this.

I think we'd better get out of here.

I haven't scanned anyone

since I was 12 years old.

It was pretty amazing.

I just didn't know I had it in me.

- I knew Alex could do that, but you?

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David Cronenberg

David Paul Cronenberg, CC OOnt FRSC (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian filmmaker, actor and author. Cronenberg is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or visceral horror genre. This style of filmmaking explores people's fears of bodily transformation and infection. In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical. In the first half of his career, he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction, although his work has since expanded beyond these genres. His films have won numerous awards, including the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his film Crash (1996). more…

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