Promotional poster for The Sender
|Directed by||Roger Christian|
|Produced by||Edward S. Feldman|
|Written by||Thomas Baum|
|Music by||Trevor Jones|
|Edited by||Alan Strachan|
|Distributed by||United International Pictures (UK, theatrical)
Paramount Pictures (USA, theatrical)
|Running time||91 min|
A young man has just been admitted to a mental hospital after attempting suicide at a public beach. Unable to remember even his own name, the doctors call him John Doe #83. Soon after his arrival, the doctor assigned to him begins seeing and hearing things around her that have no explanation. Soon she begins to make the terrifying connection between the things she is seeing and her new patient.
- Kathryn Harrold as Dr. Gail Farmer
- Željko Ivanek as John Doe #83 / The Sender
- Shirley Knight as Jerolyn, the Sender's Mother
- Paul Freeman as Dr. Joseph Denman, Gail's Boss
- Sean Hewitt as The Messiah
- Harry Ditson as Dr. Hirsch
- Olivier Pierre as Dr. Erskine
- Tracy Harper as Young girl
- Al Matthews as Vietnam veteran
- Marsha Hunt as Nurse Jo
- John Stephen Hill as Policeman
- Barbara Coles as Patient
- "The Sender". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
- "The Sender (DVD)". dvdempire.com. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
- Cole, Andrew (January 14, 2008). "Every film mentioned by Edgar Wright and Quentin Tarantino in their Hot Fuzz commentary track". Tysto. Retrieved August 22, 2010.
- "Returning to Sender" by John Nicol, Fangoria magazine #318, November 2012, pages 64-66. Interview of director Roger Christian. Three-page article has seven photos. In the interview, he says he would be interested in doing a remake and discusses Quentin Tarantino's interest in the film.