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A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive.

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Storyline

Peyton Westlake is a scientist who has discovered a way to produce synthetic skin. This could revolutionise skin grafting, except for one minor glitch; the synthetic skin degrades after 100 minutes of exposure to light. When gangsters attack Peyton, he is horrifically burnt, and assumed dead. In his quest for revenge, Peyton, aka the Darkman, is able to take on the appearance of anyone (using the synthetic skin,) but he only has 100 minutes per disguise. Written by Rob Hartill

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24 August 1990 (USA)  »

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Czlowiek ciemnosci  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$33,878,502 (USA)
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Trivia

Ivan Raimi: alongside John Landis as a doctor in the burn ward. See more »

Goofs

After the Chinatown meeting, Durant backhands Guzman twice, from different angles. See more »

Quotes

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Eddie Black: [on phone] 'Cause he's an asshole! Tell him no. Tell him no, too. Him, tell "fuck you." No, I'm gonna be here a minute. Got some guy coming up who thinks he's gonna muscle me out of my property. What's it matter! Just another tough guy, that's all.
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The opening credit sequence is full of dark clouds and brief images of Darkman. The second A in the title is shaped like Darkman's silhouette. See more »

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Written and Performed by Judy Valenti
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A Great Action Film That Works Because of the Characters
19 September 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Darkman" is one of those action films that succeeds because the characters remain the primary focus throughout. Scientist Liam Neeson has been disfigured in an explosion. However, he returns with the ability to produce 99-minute masks. Now he is going out and eliminating those who almost killed him. Frances McDormand is excellent as Neeson's love-interest and Larry Drake makes a great bad guy. The direction is solid and the screenplay is surprisingly smart. 4 stars out of 5.


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