Altered States

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Respected scientist and psychology professor Edward Jessup (William Hurt) decides to combine his experiments in sensory deprivation tanks with powerful hallucinogenic drugs, convinced that it may help him unlock different states of consciousness. The experiments are a success at first, but as Jessup continues his work, he begins to experience altered mental and also physical states. As he spends more time in sensory deprivation, his grip on reality begins to slip away.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Thursday December 25 1980
Duration: 103 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ken Russell
Screenwriter: Sidney Aaron Paddy Chayefsky
Cast: William Hurt
Blair Brown
Bob Balaban
Charles Haid
Thaao Penghlis
Miguel Godreau
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