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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
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A Scanner Darkly (2006) In the not too distant future in Orange County California, an undercover narcotics agent is known internally in the force only by his code name, Fred. His identity within can be kept secret as the scanning suit he dons hides his true identity. In reality, he is Bob Arctor. His assignment is to infiltrate a drug ring dealing in a hallucinogen known as Substance D, the ultimate goal to find the source of the drug. Arctor's own use of Substance D and moving within this drug world is making him lose his true identity, which includes a family life with two young daughters. As Fred, he is also assigned to monitor his own movements since one of Arctor's drug colleagues, James Barris, has come to the authorities to report Arctor's drug dealings, although Fred's superior, code named Hank, knows that Fred in his true identity is one of the people in the drug ring being monitored. But Hank and Hank's colleagues will do anything, even sacrifice Fred/Arctor, to achieve the ultimate goal of finding the source of Substance D.

Movie Tagline:
What Does A Scanner See?

Title: Scanner Darkly, A
Release Date: July 07, 2006
Runtime: 100 mins
Genre: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Buried.com Rating: 8.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for drug and sexual content, language and a brief violent image.

Richard Linklater

Rory Cochrane ...Charles Freck
Robert Downey Jr. ...James Barris
Mitch Baker ...Brown Bear Lodge Host
Keanu Reeves ...Bob Arctor
Sean Allen ...Additional Fred Scramble Suit Voice (voice)
Cliff Haby ...Voice from Headquarters (voice)
Steven Chester Prince ...Cop
Winona Ryder ...Donna Hawthorne
Natasha Valdez ...Waitress
Mark Turner ...Additional Hank Scramble Suit Voice (voice)
Woody Harrelson ...Ernie Luckman
Chamblee Ferguson ...Medical Deputy #2
Angela Rawna ...Medical Deputy #1
Eliza Stevens ...Arctor's Daughter #1
Sarah Menchaca ...Arctor's Daughter #2
Melody Chase ...Arctor's Wife
Leif Anders ...Freck Suicide Narrator (voice)
Turk Pipkin ...Creature
Alex Jones ...Street Prophet
Lisa Marie Newmyer ...Connie
Wilbur Penn ...Medical Officer #1
Ken Webster ...Medical Officer #2
Hugo Perez ...New Path Staff Member #1
Rommel Sulit ...New Path Staff Member #2
Dameon Clarke ...Mike
Christopher Ryan ...New Path Resident #1
Leila Plummer ...New Path Resident #2
Jason Douglas ...New Path Farm Manager
Marco Perella ...Donald
Jack Cruz ...Police Officer

George Clooney
Ben Cosgrove
Erin Ferguson
Jennifer Fox
Sara Johnson
Tommy Pallotta
John Sloss
Jonah Smith
Steven Soderbergh
Erwin Stoff
Anne Walker McBay
Palmer West

Philip K. Dick
Richard Linklater

Graham Reynolds

A Scanner Darkly Horror Film Trailer 1
A Scanner Darkly Horror Film Trailer 2

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Skttrbrain (Four Tet Remix)"
"Amazing Sounds of Orgy"
"Black Swan"

More Movie Taglines:
  • What Does A Scanner See?
  • Everything Is Not Going To Be OK
Movie Quote(s):
  • Luckman: What if they come in through the back door or the bathroom window like that infamous Beatles song?
  • Luckman: This proves you got somebody out to get you real bad Bob. I just hope that the house is still there when you get back. Fred: Yeah I didn't think of that. Barris: I wouldn't worry about it too much. Luckman: You wouldn't! Christ! They may have broken in and ripped off all we got. All Bob's got anyhow. What if they stomp the animals? Barris: Don't worry about it. I left a little surprise for 'em. Fred: What? Barris: Yes. Anyone entering the house while we were gone today will receive a little surprise. A little something I perfected earlier this morning. Fred: What kind of surprise? It's my house Jim, you should ask me before you start wiring up my house. Barris: Why would you get so uptight about protecting your house from intruders? Why would you care? Fred: I'm just saying it's my house, that's all. You can't start going around booby trapping my house. Barris: Okay, okay! I mean jeez. Or as the Germans would say "leise" which translates to "be cool". Just be cool.
  • Donna: Hey you guys. Donna: [screams when Luckman and Barris pull out their weapons at her] Fuck! Jesus! [they lower their weapons] Donna: What the fuck is wrong with you? I came in like the note said. It doesn't say when you were gonna get back, so I just, just sat around for a while, and ended up crashing. Luckman: Love your sweater. Donna: Just don't touch me! Man you guys were making so much noise. Woke me up.
  • Barris: You are constitutionally incapable of not shuttingthefuckup! Luckman: Bring it! Barris: Shutthefuckup!
  • Luckman: You're the only person in the known universe who's never heard of the Heimlich maneuver? Barris: Alright, I'm gonna give you a little feedback since you seem to be proceeding through life like a cat without whiskers perpetually caught behind the refrigerator. Your life and watching you live it is like a gag-reel of ineffective bodily functions. I swear to god that a toddler has a better understanding of the intricacies of chew-swallow-digest-don't kill yourself on your TV dinner! And yet you've managed to turn this near death fuckup of yours into a moral referendum on me! Luckman: You are a monster! Barris: You are a billy goat!
Movie Trivia:
  • Charlie Kaufman wrote a screenplay adaptation of the novel. When the project changed hands, Kaufman's script was no longer involved.
  • Terry Gilliam originally wanted to make a motion picture version of the novel in the early 1990s.
  • Based on Philip K. Dick's personal drug experiences.
  • Director Richard Linklater intended to film the Philip K. Dick novel "Ubik," but decided to film Dick's "A Scanner Darkly" instead after Wiley Wiggins, who played the main character in Linklater's film Waking Life (2001), suggested it to him.
  • When Arctor is going through the second phase of testing with the medical deputies, the laptop-like machine on which he is being tested is branded as V K mk1. V K stands for Voight Kampff, the test used in "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" (a.k.a. "Blade Runner") by Philip K. Dick, where the test is used to measure the response time and the involuntary reaction of the pupil of the eye, in short, an emotional reaction to determine whether they are humans or androids.
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