MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,906 this week

Darkdrive (1997)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  18 August 1998 (USA)
2.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 2.5/10 from 350 users  
Reviews: 10 user

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.

Director:

(as Phillip Roth)

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 499 titles
created 26 Mar 2011
 
list image
a list of 258 titles
created 09 Apr 2012
 
a list of 2008 titles
created 24 Jun 2012
 
a list of 696 titles
created 15 Jul 2012
 
a list of 2600 titles
created 22 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Darkdrive" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Darkdrive (1997)

Darkdrive (1997) on IMDb 2.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Darkdrive.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Total Reality (1997)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

David Bradley, stars as the roguish soldier Anthony Rand, who follows a ruthless general back through time in a last ditch attempt to save the universe.

Director: Phillip J. Roth
Stars: David Bradley, Ely Pouget, Thomas Kretschmann
Held Hostage (TV Movie 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Michelle a single mother is kidnapped by three masked men and held hostage until she is forced to rob a bank which is the only option she has to saving her only child's life while they are both wired to explode.

Director: Grant Harvey
Stars: Julie Benz, Brendan Penny, Natasha Calis
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A desperate young writer is lured on a wild ride through the desert by a mysterious woman in this darkly comic take on the all-American road trip. Along the way they cross paths with a ... See full summary »

Director: Björne Larson
Stars: Lolita Davidovich, Andreas Wilson, Fares Fares
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Three snobbish high school girls prematurely age brought on from a curse, a drug (or something) after the arrival of new transfer student whom they believe is connected to a murder they committed a year earlier. A fate worse than death.

Director: John T. Kretchmer
Stars: Julie Benz, Nicole Bilderback, Monica Keena
A.P.E.X. (1994)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A time-travel experiment in which a robot probe is sent from the year 2073 to the year 1973 goes terribly wrong thrusting one of the project scientists, a man named Nicholas Sinclair into a... See full summary »

Director: Phillip J. Roth
Stars: Richard Keats, Mitchell Cox, Lisa Ann Russell
The Long Shot (TV Movie 2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman moves with her husband and seven-year-old daughter from Colorado to California and then her husband abandons them. While trying to rebuild her life, she finds solace while working at a horse farm and decides to enter her beloved horse in a high-stakes riding competition.

Director: Georg Stanford Brown
Stars: Julie Benz, Marsha Mason, Paul Le Mat
Velocity Trap (1999)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

In a desolate and treachorous region of space known as the Velocity Run, a heavily armored ship passes every six months. It carries billions of Universal Dollars between the colonies and ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip J. Roth
Stars: Olivier Gruner, Alicia Coppola, Ken Olandt
Hearts Adrift (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Max Raines and her mom are going to visit a friend, where she meets his son. Rich playboys don't interest Max. But she gives him a chance, and they get to know each other better...

Director: Vic Sarin
Stars: Sydney Penny, Scott Reeves, Kathleen Noone
Locusts: The 8th Plague (TV Movie 2005)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A group of scientists try to stop a swarm of flesh-eating locusts that escape from a top secret government lab in the USA Midwest.

Director: Ian Gilmour
Stars: Dan Cortese, David Keith, Kirk B.R. Woller
Empire (TV Movie 1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Henry Darrow, Carol Mayo Jenkins, J. Downing
Satan's School for Girls (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A young woman enrolls at an all-girls college in New England to investigate her sister's suicide and is slowly lured into a witchcraft cult by a quartet of students wanting to make her their fifth member of their evil circle.

Director: Christopher Leitch
Stars: Shannen Doherty, Julie Benz, Daniel Cosgrove
Veronica's Video (TV Movie 1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Julie Benz, Corbin Bernsen, Greg Grunberg
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi ...
Matthew Stolopin (as Gian Carlo Scandiuzzi)
Claire Stansfield ...
Tilda
Nick Eldredge ...
Ken Allen
...
Steven Falcon
Christian W.C. Ryser ...
Tech One
Suzanne Charnos ...
Tech Two
Barry Ross Rinehart ...
Tech Three
...
Hacker
Thomas Craig Elliott ...
Tye (as Tom Elliott)
Natasha Roth ...
Little Girl
Natalie Scandiuzzi ...
Tammy
Kerry Skalsky ...
Clerk
Marcus Aurelius ...
Dayton
Larry Albert ...
Old Man
Eric Liddell ...
Byron
Edit

Storyline

In the near future, a new law has criminals sent to a virtual reality world as their prison, built by a shadowy corporation called Zircon based in Seattle. The designer of the system, Steven Falcon, realizes the danger of it being overloaded and of hackers who try to break in and steal files only to have the prisoners try to break out via that method. When Falcon threatens to quit the operation, he becomes marked for murder by his employers who force him to enter the Matrix virtual reality/afterlife to find the source of the danger of the system crashing. Written by Matt Patay

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Darkdrive - Verschollen in der Matrix  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Julie Falcon: I thought you quit.
Steven Falcon: Julie this is important.
Julie Falcon: Yeah well there's always something important. You know Steven when you stopped drinking I thought things would change, they didn't. I'm still alone and I'm not gonna live like this anymore. Remember we had plans today?
Steven Falcon: Julie I'm sorry can we just do this tomorrow.
Julie Falcon: No, no we can't. Now look if your gonna come home and still not really be here then you might as well of just stayed.
Steven Falcon: I'm sorry.
Julie Falcon: Your always sorry Steven, some things change.
Steven Falcon: What?
Julie Falcon: Well ...
See more »

Connections

References Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

I Must Confess
(Zeak's Theme)
Written by Jim Goodwin
Performed by Gian Carlo Scandiuzzi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not an expert, but...
26 January 2001 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

I don't see enough of this genre to properly make any comparisons, but this film certainly had very little analytical thought behind the script. It takes place in some future when people are all driving black 97 Ford minivans, but penal reform has reached the point at which prisoners are banished to a virtual reality, furnished with, among other things, abandoned Pintos and Vegas, as well as the other prisoners in a similar plight. The banishment, of course, is accompanied by sustained, blinding flashes of intense white light. The general story line is told through closeups of computer screens the flash up-dating messages like "Transformation Complete" and "Program Compromised". The film abounds with non-sequiturs, which I suppose is de-rigeur in a world where the final outcome cannot possibly have any link to the premise. Needless to say, it has its standard complement of beautiful babes, and Claire Stansfield is kinda cool.

I get 25 cable movie channels, and this was the best thing on at not-quite-bedtime, so I guess it wasn't that bad.


4 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Darkdrive (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?