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Scientist Peyton Westlake is working on a project to create synthetic skin. Now the skin he has developed has a flaw--it will not remain stable for more than 99 minutes. His girlfriend, Julie, a lawyer is investigating a developer. She leaves some incriminating documents at Peyton's. One night Peyton was working when the lights in his lab went out, he then discovers that the synthetic skin has remained stable past 99 minutes, he deduces that it's because of light that the skin doesn't remain stable. And it is at that moment that a psychotic criminal, Robert Durant appears demanding the documents that Julie left there. They beat up Peyton, and after finding the documents they blow up Peyton's lab. Peyton was blown away and everybody believes he is dead but in reality, he was found, burned seriously and a new procedure was performed on him that renders him unable to sense pain, he also now has tremendous strength and is now prone to violent outbursts. He is now working on perfecting the synthetic skin and at the same using his technology to make synthetic skin masks of the men who attacked him so that he could strike back at them.
Now, Crime Has a New Enemy, And Justice Has a New Face!
Release Date: August 24, 1990
Runtime: 96 mins
All Genres: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Buried.com Rating: 7.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: R
Liam Neeson ...Peyton Westlake / Darkman
Frances McDormand ...Julie Hastings
Colin Friels ...Louis Strack Jr.
Larry Drake ...Robert G. Durant
Nelson Mashita ...yakitito
Jessie Lawrence Ferguson ...Eddie Black
Rafael H. Robledo ...Rudy Guzman
Dan Hicks ...Skip (as Danny Hicks)
Ted Raimi ...Rick (as Theodore Raimi)
Dan Bell ...Smiley
Nicholas Worth ...Pauly
Aaron Lustig ...Martin Katz
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...Hung Fat
Said Faraj ...Convenience Store Clerk
Nathan Jung ...Chinese Warrior
Professor Toru Tanaka ...Chinese Warrior #2
John Lisbon Wood ...Carnival Booth Attendant
Frank Noon ...Side Show Barker
William Dear ...Limo Driver
Julius Harris ...Gravedigger
Bridget Hoffman ...Computer (voice)
Philip A. Gillis ...Priest
Maggie Moore ...Nurse
Carl Bresk ...Policeman #1
Sean Daniel ...Policeman #2
John Landis ...Physician
Carrie Hall ...Screaming Woman
John Cameron ...Bartender
Craig Hosking ...Helicopter Pilot
Karl A. Wickman ...Police Helicopter Pilot
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Robert G. Tapert
Darkman Horror Film Trailer 1
Darkman Horror Film Trailer 2
More Movie Taglines:
- Now, Crime Has a New Enemy, And Justice Has a New Face!
- Who is Darkman?
- In the darkest hour, there is a light that shines on every human being...but ONE!
- They destroyed everthing he had, everything he was. Now, crime has a new enemy and justice has a new face.
- Julie Hastings: If you're not going to kill me... I have things to do.
Louis Strack Jr.: What do you think, Julie? Who's the real monster here? I destroy, to build something better! Whereas you? You're a man who destroys for revenge! Look! Look about you! It's all mine! Because I built it! I built it all!
Louis Strack Jr.: I'm glad you survived, Robert. I'd hate to see your kids deprived of a role model. Robert Durant: They do look up to me. Louis Strack Jr.: When I was young, my father made me work high steel. Just me and the indians, no-one else crazy enough to run around up here against the wind. $4.50 an hour. Call me crazy, sometimes I miss it! Life on the edge! Five inches wide, six-hundred-fifty feet down! High Steel!
Peyton Westlake: What is it about the dark? What secret does it hold?
Rick: Oh, god! Don't! I've told you everything! Darkman: [softly] I know, Rick. I know you did. [furiously] Darkman: But let's pretend you didn't!
- Director Sam Raimi wanted Bruce Campbell to play the lead role, but the producers were uncertain that Campbell could handle the part.
Director's Trademark: Bruce Campbell cameo
Cameo: [Ivan Raimi] alongside John Landis as a doctor in the burn ward.
Cameo: [Jenny Agutter]
In the final scene, after Darkman puts on the mask and walks away, he is played by Sam Raimi's friend Bruce Campbell (of Evil Dead fame).
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