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Darkdrive (1997)

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Set in some distant future, one man must restore order when a mainframe system crashes in a virtual reality prison where computers control the inmates' thoughts.


(as Phillip Roth)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi ...
Matthew Stolopin (as Gian Carlo Scandiuzzi)
Claire Stansfield ...
Nick Eldredge ...
Ken Allen
Steven Falcon
Christian W.C. Ryser ...
Tech One
Suzanne Charnos ...
Tech Two
Barry Ross Rinehart ...
Tech Three
Thomas Craig Elliott ...
Tye (as Tom Elliott)
Little Girl
Natalie Scandiuzzi ...
Kerry Skalsky ...
Marcus Aurelius ...
Larry Albert ...
Old Man
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Rated R for some strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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18 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Darkdrive - Verschollen in der Matrix  »

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Claire Stansfield was also confused
2 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A few years ago I had an opportunity to talk to Claire Stansfield about this film. I said that I was confused about the plot and hoped she could explain it to me. She said that she was also confused, and hoped that someone would explain it to her as well. We both agreed that the film's plot made absolutely no sense and left it at that.

Perhaps this was someone's attempt to fill in the prison back story of Demolition Man (remember the VR deep freeze in that one?). The Sci-Fi premise of a VR prison has plenty of merit (c.f. The Matrix), but this movie lacked any semblance of credibility or even of continuity.

In any case, this movie is one to miss unless you are a die-hard fan of one of the actors involved. Even so, prepare to be disappointed. I was.

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