A 35mm screening of David Cronenberg’s SCANNERS with actor Michael Ironside in attendance! Q&A after the movie!
(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.
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 ruthless villain in FREE