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During the day, Dexter Morgan is a jovial employee in the Miami Metropolitan Police Department's crime lab, but his meticulously crafted life masks his true nature. In reality Dexter is a disciplined and murderous psychopath (a self-admitted "monster"), and he slakes his blood lust at night by carefully killing the serial killers he tracks down during the day. Based on the novels (Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter and Dexter in the Dark) by Jeff Lindsay.
Takes life. Seriously.
Runtime: 60 mins
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: English, Spanish
IMDB Rating: 9.3
Buried.com Rating: 10.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Ernest R. Dickerson
Michael C. Hall ...Dexter Morgan (60 episodes, 2006-2010)
Jennifer Carpenter ...Debra Morgan (60 episodes, 2006-2010)
Lauren Vélez ...Lt. Maria Laguerta /
David Zayas ...Sgt. Angel Batista /
James Remar ...Harry Morgan (60 episodes, 2006-2010)
C.S. Lee ...Vince Masuka (59 episodes, 2006-2010)
Julie Benz ...Rita Bennett /
Christina Robinson ...Astor Bennett (46 episodes, 2006-2010)
Desmond Harrington ...Joey Quinn (36 episodes, 2008-2010)
Preston Bailey ...Cody Bennett (34 episodes, 2007-2010)
Erik King ...Sergeant James Doakes (24 episodes, 2006-2007)
Geoff Pierson ...Captain Tom Matthews (22 episodes, 2006-2010)
David Ramsey ...Anton Briggs (17 episodes, 2008-2009)
Keith Carradine ...Special Agent Frank Lundy /
Jimmy Smits ...Miguel Prado (12 episodes, 2008)
John Lithgow ...Arthur Mitchell (12 episodes, 2009)
Pablo Soriano ...Detective Ramos (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Courtney Ford ...Christine Hill (11 episodes, 2009)
Daniel Goldman ...Cody Bennett (11 episodes, 2006)
Julia Stiles ...Lumen Ann Pierce (10 episodes, 2010)
Valerie Cruz ...Sylvia Prado (10 episodes, 2008)
Jaime Murray ...Lila Tournay (10 episodes, 2007)
Kristin Dattilo ...Detective Barbara Gianna (9 episodes, 2008)
Jason Manuel Olazabal ...Ramon Prado (9 episodes, 2008)
Rick Peters ...Elliot (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Devon Graye ...Teenage Dexter (9 episodes, 2006-2007)
Peter Weller ...Stan Liddy (8 episodes, 2010)
Maria Doyle Kennedy ...Sonya (8 episodes, 2010)
Christian Camargo ...Rudy Cooper (8 episodes, 2006-2007)
April L. Hernandez ...Officer Cira Manzon (8 episodes, 2010)
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More Movie Taglines:
- Takes life. Seriously.
- A Serial Killer with a heart..... just pray it's not yours
- Keine Angst. Der will nur töten. (No fear. He only wants to kill.)
- No Sin. No Worry.
- America's favorite serial killer.
- Dexter takes lives. Seriously.
- He's got a way with murder.
- Blood never lies.
- World's most killer dad. (season four)
- Anyone has something to hide.
- Tonight's the night...
- Americas favorite serial killer
- Guilt can be a killer.
- Dexter's boat is named Slice of Life.
Dexter frequently uses aliases that make reference to Bret Easton Ellis books and their film adaptations. These include using "Patrick Bateman" (the main character from American Psycho (2000)) when buying tranquilizers and "Sean Ellis" (reference to both Ellis and Sean Bateman - from The Rules of Attraction (2002)) when seeing a psychiatrist.
The advertisement on Foxtel in Australia promoting Dexter was pulled after the South Australian government filed complaints regarding the mention of Adelaide (a city in South Australia) having the highest serial killer count per capita.
Ranked #30 on Empire magazine's 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time (2008).
Though they play brother and sister in the series, having met on the show, Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter married on 31st December 2008.
The name of the main character, "Dexter," is also a Latin word meaning "right hand." The implied complement is the Latin for "left hand," "sinister," reflecting his hidden dark side.
Judd Nelson, Ben Stiller, Jon Cryer, John Cusack, Tom Cruise, Charlie Sheen, James Spader, Emilio Estevez, Sean Penn, Jake Gyllenhaal, Macaulay Culkin, Matthew Broderick, Andrew McCarthy and Dan Aykroyd were all considered for the role of Dexter Morgan.
Sgt. Angel Batista at times refers to Dexter as "socio" when speaking to him as a friend or in confidence. This is a clever English/Spanish play on words. While "socio" in Spanish means "associate" or "partner", in English it is the beginning of the word "sociopath."
Sylvester Stallone is a big fan of the show and has used two actors from its principal cast in his films: Julie Benz (Rambo (2008)) and David Zayas (The Expendables (2010)).
In Season 1, Dexter and Rita watch the film Terms of Endearment (1983), which features actor John Lithgow. Lithgow would later star in Season 4 as Arthur Mitchell.
Of the four complete seasons aired (2010), Season 4 is the only one to end with a cliffhanger.
Season 1 was heavily based on Jeff Lindsay's novel called 'Darkly Dreaming Dexter'. The following seasons vaguely reference the sequels of the novel.
'John Lithgow' plays a character named Arthur Mitchell on the show. In real life John's father's name is Arthur.
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