Samuel Loomis

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Dr. Samuel "Sam" Loomis is a fictional character in the Halloween franchise.wikipedia
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Laurie Strode

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One of the two main protagonists of the overall series (the other being Laurie Strode), he appears in seven of the eleven Halloween films, first appearing in John Carpenter's original 1978 film.
One of the two main protagonists of the overall series (the other being Dr. Sam Loomis), she appears in seven of the eleven Halloween films, first appearing in John Carpenter's original 1978 film.

Donald Pleasence

Donald Pleasence plays the character in five films and Malcolm McDowell portrays him in the 2007 reimagining, Halloween and its sequel Halloween II.
Pleasence gained widespread recognition for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Samuel Loomis in Halloween (1978) and four of its sequels, a role for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actor.

Malcolm McDowell

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Donald Pleasence plays the character in five films and Malcolm McDowell portrays him in the 2007 reimagining, Halloween and its sequel Halloween II.
He also appeared as Dr. Samuel Loomis in the 2007 remake Halloween and its 2009 sequel, Halloween II.

Halloween (franchise)

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Dr. Samuel "Sam" Loomis is a fictional character in the Halloween franchise.
Fifteen years later, Michael (Nick Castle) escapes from Smith's Grove and returns to his hometown while being pursued by his psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence).

Halloween (1978 film)

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One of the two main protagonists of the overall series (the other being Laurie Strode), he appears in seven of the eleven Halloween films, first appearing in John Carpenter's original 1978 film.
Fifteen years later, Michael's psychiatrist Dr. Samuel Loomis and his colleague Marion Chambers arrive at the sanitarium to escort Michael to court.

Halloween (2007 film)

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Donald Pleasence plays the character in five films and Malcolm McDowell portrays him in the 2007 reimagining, Halloween and its sequel Halloween II.
The film stars Tyler Mane as the adult Michael Myers, Malcolm McDowell as Dr. Sam Loomis, Scout Taylor-Compton as Laurie Strode, and Daeg Faerch as the young Michael Myers.

Halloween II (2009 film)

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Donald Pleasence plays the character in five films and Malcolm McDowell portrays him in the 2007 reimagining, Halloween and its sequel Halloween II.
Picking up where the 2007 film ended and then jumping ahead one year, Halloween II follows Laurie Strode as she deals with the aftermath of the previous film's events, Dr. Loomis who is trying to capitalize on those events by publishing a new book that chronicles everything that happened, and Michael Myers as he continues his search for Laurie so that he can reunite with his sister.

Michael Myers (Halloween)

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Throughout the Halloween franchise, he is depicted as the archenemy to the series' central character and primary antagonist, Michael Myers.
He stalks teenage babysitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) on Halloween, while his psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence) attempts to track him down.

Halloween II (1981 film)

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Halloween II (1981) picks up directly after the first film, with Laurie being taken to Haddonfield Memorial Hospital while Brackett accompanies Loomis in his search for Michael.
Halloween II is a 1981 American slasher film directed by Rick Rosenthal in his directorial debut, written and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence who reprise their respective roles as Laurie Strode and Dr. Sam Loomis.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) picks the story up ten years after the events of Halloween II.
The fourth installment in the Halloween film series, it focuses on Michael Myers returning to Haddonfield to kill his niece Jamie Lloyd, the daughter of Laurie Strode, with his former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis once more pursuing him.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989), taking place a year later, has Loomis assigned to Jamie at the Haddonfield Children's Clinic, treating her for attacking her foster mother under Michael's influence.
It was directed and co-written by Dominique Othenin-Girard and starred Donald Pleasence, who again portrayed Dr. Sam Loomis, and Danielle Harris, who reprised her role as Jamie Lloyd.

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

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In Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), Loomis has retired and moved to a hut on the outskirts of Haddonfield, where he lives as a hermit.
The sixth installment in the Halloween film series, it follows Dr. Sam Loomis coming out of retirement to face Michael Myers once more.

Annie Brackett

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Sheriff Brackett learns his daughter Annie was killed by Michael.
A grieving Sheriff Leigh Brackett, Annie's father, ends his involvement with assisting Dr. Loomis when he identifies his daughter's dead body.

Psycho (1960 film)

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Dr. Loomis' name was derived from Sam Loomis, played by John Gavin in the 1960 film Psycho.
Psycho has been referenced in other films numerous times: examples include the 1974 musical horror film Phantom of the Paradise; 1978 horror film Halloween (which starred Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh's daughter, and Donald Pleasence's character was named "Sam Loomis"); the 1977 Mel Brooks tribute to many of Hitchcock's thrillers, High Anxiety; the 1980 Fade to Black, the 1980 Dressed to Kill; and Wes Craven's 1996 horror satire Scream.

Jamie Lloyd

Michael has been in a comatose state since the explosion, and awakes when he learns Laurie Strode has died in a car accident, but has a daughter, Jamie Lloyd.
Dr. Loomis and Tommy Doyle (Paul Rudd), whom Laurie Strode was babysitting on Halloween 1978, attempt to rescue Jamie after hearing her plea for help on a local radio station.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

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Ignoring the events of the previous three films, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) establishes that Michael Myers has been missing for twenty years since the explosion in 1978.
On October 29, 1998, Michael Myers (Chris Durand), who has been missing for twenty years since the explosion at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, burglarizes Dr. Sam Loomis' retirement house in Langdon, Illinois.

Halloween (2018 film)

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Halloween (2018) ignored all of the previous sequels in the franchise and served as a direct sequel to the 1978 film, taking place forty years later, and establishing that Michael was arrested following his killing spree in 1978, and spent forty years back in Smith's Grove Sanitarium.
True crime podcasters Aaron Korey and Dana Haines interview Dr. Ranbir Sartain, Michael's psychiatrist and Dr. Samuel Loomis' former student, before meeting with Michael to gain some insight into his mind.

Christopher Lee

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Christopher Lee was also approached for the role; he too turned it down, although the actor would later tell Carpenter and Hill that declining the role was the biggest mistake he made during his career.
In an AMC documentary on Halloween (1978), John Carpenter states that he offered the role of Samuel Loomis to Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, before Donald Pleasence took the role.

Peter Cushing

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The role of Dr. Loomis was originally intended for Peter Cushing, who had appeared as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (1977); Cushing's agent rejected Carpenter's offer due to the low salary.
Director John Carpenter approached him to appear in the horror film Halloween (1978) as Samuel Loomis, the psychiatrist of murderer Michael Myers, but Cushing turned down the role.

Tom Kane

However, instead of the voice of Donald Pleasence himself, sound-alike voice actor Tom Kane provides this voice-over.

Protagonist

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One of the two main protagonists of the overall series (the other being Laurie Strode), he appears in seven of the eleven Halloween films, first appearing in John Carpenter's original 1978 film.

John Carpenter

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One of the two main protagonists of the overall series (the other being Laurie Strode), he appears in seven of the eleven Halloween films, first appearing in John Carpenter's original 1978 film.

Remake

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Donald Pleasence plays the character in five films and Malcolm McDowell portrays him in the 2007 reimagining, Halloween and its sequel Halloween II.

Sequel

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Donald Pleasence plays the character in five films and Malcolm McDowell portrays him in the 2007 reimagining, Halloween and its sequel Halloween II.

Archenemy

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Throughout the Halloween franchise, he is depicted as the archenemy to the series' central character and primary antagonist, Michael Myers.