IMDb Rating
Directed By
Produced By
Richard Franklin
. Ginnane
Written By
Music By
Editing By
Edward McQueen-Mason
Produced By
Distributed By
Release Date(s)

1 October 1978 (Austraila)

9 May 1979 (France)
110 minutes
Flag of Australia Australia

Patrick is a 1978 Australian sciance fiction horror film directed by Richard Franklin and written by Everett De Roche. The film is notable for popularising Ozploitation films in other territories. A remake, Patrick was released in 2013.  

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Patrick lies in a coma in a Melbourne private hospital. He had murdered his mother and her lover three years ago by electrocuting them in the bath. Patrick, who has psychokinesis  powers, falls in love with Kathy, the new murse at the hospital, communicating with her via an electric typewriter. Patrick also uses his psychokinetic powers to control the men in Kathy's life and to defend himself against the hosital's bitter Matron Cassidy who plots to murder him.



The film was considered a disappoinmet at the Australian box office but was highly successful internationally, selling to over 30 countries and performing well in the US. The film currently holds a 50% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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