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Breaking Dawn (2004)

A dedicated young medical student is assigned to probe into the mind of Don Wake, a patient at a psychiatric hospital loaded with secrets. She pushes him to reveal the truth about the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Overton ... Eve
James Haven ... Don Wake
Jennette McCurdy ... The Little Girl
Joe Morton ... Prof. Simon
Edie McClurg ... Nurse Olivia
Diane Venora ... Mother
Kathryn Joosten ... Neighbor
Isaac C. Singleton Jr. ... Attendant Rufus
Hank Harris ... Ted
Sarah-Jane Potts ... Anna
Dave Ruby Dave Ruby ... Opie
Cici Lau ... Chinese Woman
Gregory Scott Cummins ... Dark Figure
Austin Peck ... Dr. Scott
Kelly Bellini ... Nurse Bethany


A dedicated young medical student is assigned to probe into the mind of Don Wake, a patient at a psychiatric hospital loaded with secrets. She pushes him to reveal the truth about the brutal murder of his mother, but Don instead warns her of danger looming in the outside world, including a mysterious and threatening man named Malachi. Don pleads with her to break him out of the hospital in order to bring the truth to the surface. But the student dismisses his claims as paranoia... until someone begins to follow her every step. Soon Don's delusions become her reality, and she must determine what is real and what is merely the rambling of a madman. Teetering on the edge of sanity, she is faced with one last decision - whether or not to take an extraordinary risk that could bring about a spectacular healing in Don's mind... and her own. Written by Brady Nasfell

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A mind is a terrible thing to lose.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent images and brief nudity | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

16 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gleam of Dawn See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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30 April 2005 | by dont_panic06See all my reviews

I saw the film yesterday and really enjoyed it.Although there were several clues which I could realize after second time watching ,I was not able to awake the Dow-Dawn case. Maybe this was my carelessness.The subconsciousness of a woman was became concrete with personalization.'Let me go out'the key sentence of the film.Let me go out from deep deep inside of your brain and we will both be free.A discrete film that forcing the limits of human conscious and brain.Anybody who have seen the 'Machinist' would realize the similarities with breaking dawn.A man that could not escape from his conscience (again a psychological and an abstract concept)meets it in an human body.And he will just be free of accepting and realizing there is no way of escape.Also I want to mention about the performances of 'breking dawn's stuffs.In spite of having not many experiences, from actors and actresses to director all exhibited separately reasonable performance that have created a synergy which would increase the quality of the movie

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