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Patrick Review


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It's pretty unusual -- especiallly by horror movie standards -- to have your title character unconcscious throughout the entire film. Yet that's the fate of poor Patrick (Robert Thompson), sent into a coma after seeing his mother and her lover together in a bathtub... and tossing in an electric space heater.

Years later, Patrick is a vegetable in an intensive care unit, with new nurse Kathy (Susan Penhaligon) taking over his care and feeding. Sure enough, it's only a matter of days before Patrick -- eyes wide open, unblinking -- is causing telepathic trouble -- dumping people into pools and typing mysterious messages with his mind. (Apparently he's in love with poor Kathy.)

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Ned Kelly (1970) Review


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Don't quote me, but I'm reasonably sure this is the only Australian musical western ever made.

Next week it becomes the only Australian musical western ever remade, with Heath Ledger and Naomi Watts starring.

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