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Beautiful Dreamers (1990)

PG-13
105 min | Drama

When the superintendent of the Canadian insane asylum, Dr. Maurice Bucke, meets poet Walt Whitman, his life and that of his wife and patients is radically changed. Like Dr. Bucke, Whitman has avant-garde ideas on the subject of mental ...See moreWhen the superintendent of the Canadian insane asylum, Dr. Maurice Bucke, meets poet Walt Whitman, his life and that of his wife and patients is radically changed. Like Dr. Bucke, Whitman has avant-garde ideas on the subject of mental illness. "Dreamers" is based on true events. Dr. Bucke became an important biographer of Walt Whitman. Written by Anonymous See less
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Updated Mar 31, 1990

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Jun 5, 1992 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Colm Feore
Dr. Maurice Bucke Dr. Maurice Bucke   See fewer
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Rip Torn
Walt Whitman Walt Whitman   See fewer
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Wendel Meldrum
Jessie Bucke Jessie Bucke   See fewer
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Sheila McCarthy
Molly Jessop Molly Jessop   See fewer
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Colin Fox
Rev. Haines Rev. Haines   See fewer
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David Gardner
Dr. Lett Dr. Lett   See fewer
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Tom McCamus
Leonard Thomas Leonard Thomas   See fewer
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Barbara Gordon
Agatha Haines Agatha Haines   See fewer
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Marsha Moreau
Birdie Bucke Birdie Bucke   See fewer
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Albert Schultz
Dr. John Burgys Dr. John Burgys   See fewer
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Angelo Rizacos
Wallace Wallace   See fewer
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Gordon Master
John Carver John Carver   See fewer
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Gerry Quigley
John Freeman John Freeman   See fewer
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Roland Hewgill
Timothy Pardee Timothy Pardee   See fewer
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Roger Clown
Kenneth Kenneth   See fewer
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Jefferson Mappin
William William   See fewer
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Peter Blais
Delbert Delbert   See fewer
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R.D. Reid
Karl Jessop Karl Jessop   See fewer
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Martha Cronyn
Lizzie Lizzie   See fewer
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J. Winston Carroll
Henderson Henderson   See fewer
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Bob Clout
Dr. McAlpine Dr. McAlpine   See fewer
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J.R. Zimmerman
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Bernard Behrens
Dr. Winslow Dr. Winslow   See fewer
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Doug Hugues
Charles Charles   See fewer
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Tim MacMenamin
Blacksmith Blacksmith   See fewer
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Bill Tarling
Cricket Loonie (uncredited) Cricket Loonie (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 175 votes