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Dark City (27-Feb-1998)

Director: Alex Proyas

Writers: Alex Proyas; Lem Dobbs; David S. Goyer

Music by: Trevor Jones

Producers: Andrew Mason; Alex Proyas

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Amnesia, Dystopian

John Murdoch wakes up in a hotel room bathtub, finding himself wanted for six murders, an unfamiliar wife, and memories that don't seem to jive with "reality." Breathtaking visuals of a stylish dystopia. One of the best 1990s science fiction films, with themes later covered by The Matrix (1999). Received a Hugo nomination for Best Dramatic Presentation.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jennifer Connelly
12-Dec-1970   Betty Ross in The Hulk
Colin Friels
25-Sep-1952   Det. Holloway on Water Rats
Melissa George
6-Aug-1976   Lauren Reed on Alias
William Hurt
20-Mar-1950   Altered States, Broadcast News
Richard O'Brien
25-Mar-1942   The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Ian Richardson
7-Apr-1934 9-Feb-2007 House of Cards
Rufus Sewell
29-Oct-1967   Dark City
Bruce Spence
17-Sep-1945   Mouth of Sauron
Kiefer Sutherland
21-Dec-1966   24
David Wenham
21-Sep-1965   Faramir in Lord of the Rings


Rufus Sewell   ...   John Murdoch
Kiefer Sutherland   ...   Dr. Daniel Schreber
Jennifer Connelly   ...   Emma Murdoch
Ian Richardson   ...   Mr. Book
William Hurt   ...   Insp. Frank Bumstead
Colin Friels   ...   Walenski
Mitchell Butel   ...   Husselbeck
Frank Gallacher   ...   Stromboli
Bruce Spence   ...   Mr. Wall
Melissa George   ...   May
John Bluthal   ...   Karl Harris
Richard O'Brien   ...   Mr. Hand
Ritchie Singer   ...   Hotel Manager / Vendor
Justin Monjo   ...   Taxi Driver
Nicholas Bell   ...   Mr. Rain
Satya Gumbert   ...   Mr. Sleep
Noah Gumbert   ...   Mr. Sleep Filming Double
Frederick Miragliotta   ...   Mr. Quick
Peter Sommerfeld   ...   Stranger
Timothy Jones   ...   Stranger
Jeanette Cronin   ...   Stranger
Paul Livingston   ...   Assistant Stranger
Michael Lake   ...   Assistant Stranger
David Wenham   ...   Schreber's Assistant
Alan Cinis   ...   Automat Cop
Bill Highfield   ...   Automat Cop
Terry Bader   ...   Mr. Goodwin
Rosemary Traynor   ...   Mrs. Goodwin
Edward Grant II   ...   Hotel Manager
Maureen O'Shaughnessy   ...   Kate Walenski
Deobie Oparer   ...   Train Passenger
Marcus Johnson   ...   Station Master
Doug Scroope   ...   Desk Sergeant
Cinzia Coassin   ...   Waitress
Tyson McCarthy   ...   Murdoch -- Age 10
Luke Styles   ...   Murdoch -- Teenager
Anthony Kierann   ...   Murdoch's Dad
Laura Keneally   ...   Murdoch's Mum
Natalie Bollard   ...   Naked Woman
Eliot Paton   ...   Matthew Goodwin
Naomi van der Velden   ...   Jane Goodwin
Peter Callan   ...   Taxi Driver
Mark Hedges   ...   Emma's Lover
Darren Gilshenan   ...   Fingerprint Cop
Ray Rizzo   ...   Policeman
Bill Rutherford   ...   Police Officer
Marin Mimica   ...   Hotel Lobby Cop
Anthony Pace   ...   Young Karl Harris
Tony Mosley   ...   Four Piece Band
Glenford Richards   ...   Four Piece Band
Stanley Steer   ...   Four Piece Band
Greg Tell   ...   Four Piece Band
William Upjohn   ...   Forensics Cop


Review by anonymous (posted on 14-May-2006)

This movie is one of the best sci fi genre movies ever made. It is not the traditional space ships and aliens fare. Instead, as a viewer, you get the feeling you are observing someone's private nightmare. It is very well done, from the casting, the acting, the cinematography, the screenplay, etc. This ranks high on my list for its artsy factor too. The cinematography gives us many wonderful examples of German expressionism style distorted buildings. If I had three thumbs, I'd give it three thumbs up.

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