Taglines: Your dreams will never be the same.
A young man (Zeljko Ivanek, in his motion-picture debut) is admitted to a state mental hospital after he attempts suicide at a public beach by filling the pockets of his clothes with rocks and walking into the water in hopes that he will drown. As he shows no signs of being able to remember even his own name, the doctors call him John Doe #83.
Soon after his arrival, Dr. Gail Farmer (Kathryn Harrold) is assigned to him. But before long, she begins seeing and hearing things around her that have no explanation. Soon she begins to make the terrifying connection the things she has been seeing and hearing have to her amnesiac patient.
The Sender (1982)
Directed by: Roger Christian
Starring: Kathryn Harrold, Zeljko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman, Sean Hewitt, Olivier Pierre, Tracy Harper, Al Matthews
Screenplay by: Thomas Baum
Production Design by: Malcolm Middleton
Cinematography by: Roger Pratt
Film Editing by: Alan Strachan
Set Decoration by: Roy Stannard
Art Direction by: Charles Bishop, Steve Spence
Music by: Trevor Jones
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: October 22, 1982