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Trauma -- A young man tries to help a teenage European girl whom escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them.


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A young man tries to help a teenage European girl whom escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Christopher Rydell ... David Parsons

Asia Argento ... Aura Petrescu

Piper Laurie ... Adriana Petrescu

Frederic Forrest ... Dr. Judd

Laura Johnson ... Grace Harrington
Dominique Serrand ... Stefan Petrescu

James Russo ... Capt. Travis
Ira Belgrade ... Arnie

Brad Dourif ... Dr. Lloyd
Hope Alexander-Willis ... Linda Quirk

Sharon Barr ... Hilda Volkman
Isabell O'Connor ... Georgia Jackson (as Isabell Monk)
Cory Garvin ... Gabriel Pickering
Terry Perkins ... Mrs. Pickering
Tony Saffold ... Ben Aldrich

Peter Moore ... Mark Leneer

Lester Purry ... Sgt. Carver
David Chase ... Sid Marigold

Jacqueline Kim ... Alice (as Jacqui Kim)
Rita Vassallo ... Rita
Stephen D'Ambrose ... Pale man
Bonita Parsons ... Prime woman
Gregory Beech ... Deal man
Kevin Dutcher ... John Miller
Kathy Quirk ... Gare Grayson
E.A. Violet Boor ... Mrs. Potter
Les Exodus ... Reggae Band
Onesmo Kibira ... Reggae Band
Innocent Mafalingundi ... Reggae Band (as Innocent Mifalingundi)
Charles Petrus ... Reggae Band
Lance Pollonais ... Reggae Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fiore Argento ... Farraday Clinic Receptionist (uncredited)
Joel Edwards ... Police Detective (uncredited)
Ric McCloud ... Police Detective (uncredited)
Lori J. Ness ... Women on the Street (uncredited)

Directed by
Dario Argento 
Writing credits
Franco Ferrini (story) and
Gianni Romoli (story) (as Giovanni Romoli) and
Dario Argento (story)

Dario Argento (written by) and
T.E.D. Klein (written by)

Ruth Jessup (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Dario Argento .... producer
Chris Beckman .... line producer
T. David Pash .... executive producer
Andrea Tinnirello .... executive producer
Original Music by
Pino Donaggio 
Cinematography by
Raffaele Mertes 
Film Editing by
Bennett Goldberg 
Dario Argento (uncredited in English language prints)
Casting by
Ira Belgrade 
Louis DiGiaimo 
Production Design by
Billy Jett 
Art Direction by
Nance Derby 
Set Decoration by
Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo  (as Jacqueline Jacobson)
Costume Design by
Leesa Evans 
Makeup Department
Greg Funk .... special makeup effects
Lori Guidroz .... hair stylist: Ms. Laurie
Desne J. Holland .... key hair stylist (as Desne Holland)
Desne J. Holland .... key makeup artist (as Desne Holland)
Will Huff .... special makeup effects
Tracey Levy .... assistant key hair stylist (as Tracey Lea Roden)
Tracey Levy .... assistant key makeup artist (as Tracey Lea Roden)
Christopher P. Martin .... special makeup effects (as Christopher Martin)
Cheryl Ann Nick .... assistant key hair stylist (as Cheryl Nick)
Cheryl Ann Nick .... assistant key makeup artist (as Cheryl Nick)
Tom Savini .... makeup artist
Tom Savini .... special makeup effects
Production Management
Steve Barnett .... post-production supervisor
Andrew Sands .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Carrey .... second second assistant director
Philip Elins .... second assistant director
Rod Smith .... first assistant director
Art Department
Joel Benton .... property master
Bob Hedstrom .... construction coordinator
Michael Morgenthal .... assistant art director
Cory Shubert .... on-set dresser (as Cory Schubert)
Sound Department
Jack Bornoff .... boom operator
Timothy A. Carpenter .... sound effects editor
Paul Coogan .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Paul Murphy .... physical effects supervisor
Jack Gill .... stunt coordinator: car crash
Ky Michaelson .... stunt coordinator
Ky Michaelson .... stunts
Donna Quinn .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Austen .... 24 frame video operator: Intervideo
Chris Barry .... grip
Richard Cantu .... first assistant camera
Nick Cupkovic .... best boy electric
Scott Fischel .... generator operator
Kirk R. Gardner .... Steadicam operator (as Kirk Gardner)
Kirk R. Gardner .... camera operator (as Kirk Gardner)
Judah Hannah .... video assistant support services
D.J. Harder .... second assistant camera
Kevin Kennedy .... key grip
Dennis Lynch .... second assistant camera
Bruce Macaulay .... still photographer
Edgar Martin .... best boy grip
Michael Marzovilla .... gaffer
Michael 'Flash' McDonald .... electrician
Thomas O'Connor .... grip
Carlo Ontal .... still photographer
Mike Rivard .... videographer
Chris Skutch .... dolly grip (as Christopher Skutch)
Chris Skutch .... key grip (as Christopher Skutch)
Jerome Thelia .... videographer
Chris Van Zant .... electrician
Niel Williams .... grip (as Neil Williams)
Casting Department
Barbara Shelton .... local casting
Andi Wulff .... extras casting (as Andrea Wulff)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Allyson B. Fanger .... wardrobe supervisor (as Allyson Brown)
Susan Strubel .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
James Schermerhorn .... assistant editor
Jim Schimmerhorn .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Pino Donaggio .... orchestrator
Victor Giukovl .... conductor
Natale Massara .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Jon Bergholz .... transportation consultant
Paul Giorgi .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Jon Bergholz .... location manager
Dea Cantu .... script supervisor (as Dea Hickox)
David Diamond .... set production assistant
Paul Draper .... dialogue coach
Holly Edwards .... assistant production coordinator
Martin Allan Kloner .... set production assistant (as Martin Kloner)
Beth Ann Lundin .... assistant location manager (as Beth Lundin)
Michael Lupu .... language coach: Romanian
David Ray Martin .... assistant production coordinator
Jessica Molitor .... physical effects assistant
Barbara Pastrovich .... set production assistant
Nikki Porter .... unit publicist
Abigail Sheiner .... production coordinator
Paolo Steffan .... synthesizer programmer
Cid Swank .... unit publicist
Luciano Tartaglia .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dario Argento's Trauma" - USA (complete title)
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Rated R for violence and terror, and for some sexuality and language
106 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:MA | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-18 | Germany:18 (cut) | Hong Kong:III | Italy:T | UK:18 | USA:R | USA:NC-17 (original rating) | USA:Unrated (unrated DVD version)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The character played by Asia Argento is inspired by her half-sister Anna (Nicolodi's daughter from a previous marriage) who actually suffered from anorexia. Anna died in a scooter accident in 1994 shortly after the film's release, but she is seen in the actual movie during the closing credits dancing in the balcony.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Psycho (1960)See more »
The LossSee more »


What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 Version and the Uncensored Version?
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One Of My Favorites!, 7 March 2006
Author: b-o-15 from Netherlands

Dario Argento, the king of Italian horrorfilms has truly outdone himself with the excellent 1993 Trauma. The story goes of a young girl who has an eating disorder. At the same time a killer is loose in the city who starts decapitating people in a particularly gruesome manner.

The gore was there, although not as over the top as Argento usually does it, Asia and Christopher Rydell (who are both hottt) are very nice actors, the killers motive is convincing and disturbing, and the directing was superb. Although the fact that many people loathed it for being too American, i loved the fact that it was shot in America. In fact, I believe it was the first time Argento used a black person for a role in his films. I liked it because it was finally different.

You should see this very underrated Argento film, as it is one of my gory favorites of his. If you see this, you should also try to find Stendhal Syndrome, also with Asia Argento, and very recommended.

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