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Threshold (1983)





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Donald Sutherland plays a brilliant surgeon who becomes a media celebrity after performing an artificial-heart transplant. Jeff Goldblum, inventor of the ersatz heart, likewise basks in the glow of sudden fame. The only person to have reservations about the procedure is heart recipient Mare Winningham, who becomes depressed over the knowledge that she's not altogether human. Several ethical questions are raised and left unresolved; the film assumes that the audience is intelligent and perceptive enough to draw its own conclusions. Released in Canada in 1981, Threshold was not offered an American distribution until after the Barney Clark heart transplant of 1983. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Donald Sutherland
as Dr. Thomas Vrain
John Marley
as Edgar Fine
Sharon Acker
as Tilla Vrain
Mare Winningham
as Carol Severance
Jeff Goldblum
as Dr. Aldo Gehring
Michael Lerner
as Henry DeVici
Allan F. Nicholls
as Dr. Basil Rents
Paul Hecht
as Fallaci
Ken James
as Mr. Severance
Robert Joy
as David Art
John Welsh
as Dr. Pleatman
Michael C. Gwynne
as Jay Wingate
Harvey Chao
as Cameraman
Robert Goodier
as Elegant Man
James Loxley
as Headwaiter
Jessica Steen
as Tracy Vrain
Kate Trotter
as Ms. Anderson
Deborah Turnbull
as Mrs. Severance
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