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Altered States Movie

80s Film Summary for Altered States

Summary

A very interesting 80ís movie, a scientist decides to explore a new technique for determining the mysteries that surround the existence of humanity.

Altered States DVD

Plot

The Movie Altered States tells us the story of Professor Eddie Jessup, who decides to explore the different levels of consciousness that exist in the human mind.

In order to explore the mind, the protagonist of Altered States decides to use a mixture of drugs inside an isolation chamber. There, he discovers that the mind has a very strong link with the body.

Cast

Professor Eddie Jessup - William Hurt
Emily Jessup - Blair Brown
Arthur Rosenberg - Bob Balaban
Mason Parrish - Charles Haid
Eduardo Eccheverria - Thaao Penghlis
Primal Man - Miguel Godreau

Trivia

Some of the images of the Hell that we see in Altered States come from the footage of an older film, Danteís Inferno.

Altered States was the film debut for two now renowned actors: Drew Barrymore and William Hurt.

Academy Awards:

John Corigliano won for Best Original Score for Altered States.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Altered States was released to theatres on 12/12/1980 by Warner Bros., and grossed $19,853,892 at the box office in the US.


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