A 35mm screening of David Cronenberg’s SCANNERS with actor Michael Ironside in attendance! Q&A after the movie!
SCANNERS (1981) Darryl Revok (Michael Ironside) is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of an underground movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth (Patrick McGoohan) finds a scanner that Revok hasn’t, and converts him to their cause – to destroy the underground movement.
Michael Ironside has acted in hundreds of roles, and specializes in playing villains and tough-guys. His early memorable performances were as evil telepath Darryl Revok in SCANNERS, and as a serial killer in the 1982 slasher film VISITING HOURS. He is best known for his roles in TOP GUN, TOTAL RECALL, STARSHIP TROOPERS and as the whale-hating villain in FREE WILLY.