Quaid is a gambler with psychic powers. To pay off debts, he is persuaded to take part in an experiment where he links up with sleepers and tours through their dreams, solving a neurosis here, dealing with a demon there. Some of the dreams are funny (one middle-aged man's fidelity nightmare is hysterical); most are pretty nasty, though, especially a trip through an 8-year-old's primal fears. In the end, things get a bit silly: Quaid has to save the USA by fighting off the forces of evil in the President's nightmares. But as a night out this is as good a piece of solid, down-the-line schlock as anything to come along since Halloween III.
Cast and crew
David Loughery, Chuck Russell, Joseph Ruben
Dennis Quaid Max von Sydow Christopher Plummer Eddie Albert Kate Capshaw David Patrick Kelly George Wendt