Threshold 40 years old

Celebrated heart surgeon Thomas Vrain supports the research of an offbeat scientist who has invented an artificial heart. Against the advice of the Ethics Committee, Dr. Vrain decides to perform the first artificial heart transplant.


Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum

Dr. Aldo Gehring

Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland

Dr. Thomas Vrain

Jessica Steen
Jessica Steen

Tracy Vrain

Richard Blackburn
Richard Blackburn

Dr. Cutter

Stuart Gillard
Stuart Gillard

Dick Getts

Robert Joy
Robert Joy

David Art

Threshold Cast

Name Character
John Marley He was 73, 76 years old when he died as Edgar Fine
Michael Lerner He was 40, now 80 years old as Henry De Vici
Jeff Goldblum He was 28, now 69 years old as Dr. Aldo Gehring
Barbara Gordon as Wanda, Vrain's Scrub Nurse
Lally Cadeau She was 33, now 73 years old as Anita, Vrain's Secretary
Robert Joy He was 30, now 70 years old as David Art
Allan F. Nicholls He was 36, now 76 years old as Dr. Basil Rents
Jessica Steen She was 15, now 55 years old as Tracy Vrain
Richard Blackburn He was 63, 69 years old when he died as Dr. Cutter
Barry Flatman He was 31, now 71 years old as Reporter #1
Michael C. Gwynne He was 38, now 79 years old as Jay Wingate
Mare Winningham She was 22, now 62 years old as Carol Severance
Shawn Lawrence as Tall O.R. Visitor
Donald Sutherland He was 46, now 86 years old as Dr. Thomas Vrain
Stuart Gillard He was 31, now 71 years old as Dick Getts
Sharon Acker She was 46, now 86 years old as Tilla Vrain
Ralph Benmergui He was 26, now 66 years old as Mr. Orantes' Interpreter
Jack Messinger as Reporter #2
Robert Haley He was 39, now 79 years old as Doctor in Recovery Ward
Sam Malkin as Mr. Orantes
Samantha Langevin as Mrs. Clure
Paul Hecht He was 40, now 80 years old as Heart Day M.C.
Mavor Moore He was 62, 87 years old when he died as Ethics Committee Chairman
Stan Lesk as Animal Lab Attendant
Eric Clavering He was 80, 88 years old when he died as Old Man in Recovery

Threshold Crew

Name Department
Anne Pritchard as Production Design. Art
Richard Pearce as Director. He was 38 (now 78) years old Directing
James Salter as Writer. He was 56 (90) years old when He died Writing
Michel Brault as Director of Photography. He was 53 (85) years old when He died Camera
Bill Yahraus as Editor. Editing
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Threshold (40 years)

  • Release day: Saturday, September 19, 1981
  • Runtime: 97 minutes