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Darkman (1990)

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)  »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek ciemnosci  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$33,878,502 (USA)
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Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand worked closely in rehearsals. They even re-wrote the three love scenes they had together after he becomes Darkman. They got through the scenes, according to McDormand, by depending on each other's knowledge of theater, and each other. See more »

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When Peyton is smashing things with a pipe in the warehouse (while screaming "I'll give you a show!"), he calms down after seeing his reflection in water. He drops the pipe (we even hear it land), yet when we see his reflection again, he is still holding it. See more »

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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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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in The Kids in the Hall (1988) See more »

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Give It To Me
Written and Performed by Judy Valenti
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An Odd, Yet Fun Superhero Flick
27 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched Darkman directly after 1999's The Boondock Saints so clearly, the latter was the better film. However, I had a lot of fun watching this one. It's a Superhero/Horror hybrid film with a lot going for it in the way of action and suspense. I don't think that many fans of either of those genres will be disappointed.

This is in no way Sam Raimi's best and how could it be when the man has directed such great films as The Evil series and Spider-Man. With that out of the way, Darkman has a decent story, great special effects, good acting from Liam Neeson, and some hilariously cheesy lines. Just don't pay too much for it.

At the end of the day, Darkman is in no way a masterpiece or a film that will go down in history but it is a popcorn eating good time. I challenge you to see what you think of this one.


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