Lawrence Kasdan may be the guy who wrote "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Empire Strikes Back," but as a director, his reputation was built on being the mouthpiece of the baby boomer generation, with dramas such as "The Big Chill" and "Grand Canyon." Though he occasionally dipped into comedy and westerns, he never attempted a horror film (not to mention a science-fiction horror film) until he took on the film adaptation of Stephen King's "Dreamcatcher." Despite a top-drawer cast, including Morgan Freeman and Thomas Jane and a script by William Goldman, the film was a bust. It received mostly negative reviews and made an unspectacular $75 million at the box office.
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