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Writers (WGA):
Michael Colleary (written by) &
Mike Werb (written by)
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Release Date:
20 August 1996 (USA) See more »
One fights for justice. The other for power. Only one can survive.
Darkman, needing money to continue his experiments on synthetic skin, steals a crate of cash from drug lord Peter Rooker... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Jeff Fahey ... Peter Rooker

Arnold Vosloo ... Darkman / Dr. Peyton Westlake

Darlanne Fluegel ... Dr. Bridget Thorne

Roxann Dawson ... Angela Rooker (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)

Nigel Bennett ... Nico
Alicia Panetta ... Jenny Rooker
Ronn Sarosiak ... Mack
Peter Graham ... Joey

Shawn Doyle ... Adam

Vieslav Krystyan ... Ivan
Chris Adams ... Whit
Rick Parker ... E.K.
Joel Bissonnette ... Mayo (as Joel Bissonette)

John Novak ... Dist. Atty. Ryan Mitchell
Christopher Bondy ... Gibson (as Chris Bondy)
Von Flores ... Johnny Lee
Eric Hollo ... Paul Raney
Gino Giacomini ... Beast in school play
Lance Paton ... Narrator (voice)
Suzanne Primeau ... Mother
Bob Windsor ... Uncle Owen
Rene Beau Dean Huard ... Mitchell supporter
Lorne Cossette ... Dr. Leonard
Diana Platts ... Diane Platts
Joanne Reece ... Reporter #2
Walker Boone ... Sgt. Troy

Brian Paul ... Angry guest
Michelle Collins ... Nurse
Denise Baillargeon ... Female guest
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Directed by
Bradford May 
Writing credits
Michael Colleary (written by) &
Mike Werb (written by)

Produced by
David Eick .... co-producer
Bernadette Joyce .... associate producer
Sam Raimi .... executive producer
David Roessell .... producer
Robert G. Tapert .... executive producer
Original Music by
Randy Miller 
Cinematography by
Bradford May 
Film Editing by
Daniel T. Cahn  (as Daniel Cahn)
Casting by
Ira Belgrade 
Karen Hazzard 
Anne Winthrop 
Art Direction by
Ian Brock 
Set Decoration by
Caroline Gee 
Costume Design by
Noreen Landry 
Makeup Department
Lynda McCormack .... makeup artist
Reg Quindinho .... hair stylist
Wayne Toth .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Dennis Chapman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roman Buchok .... first assistant director
Michael G. Burke .... second second assistant director
David Vaughan .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jeffrey Butler .... set dresser
Mark Hunter .... propsman
Robert J. Lewis .... storyboard artist
Peter Miskimmin .... property master
Andrew Robillard .... swing gang
David Rockburn .... set dresser
Gabriele Schnutgen .... key scenic artist
Travis Staley .... head carpenter
Sound Department
Tim Boggs .... supervising adr editor
Patrick Giraudi .... dialogue editor
Gregory Hainer .... sound designer
Derek Marcil .... adr mixer
John Ross .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Evan Campbell .... special effects makeup crew
Tim Good .... second unit pyrotechnician
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects supervisor
Robert Sheridan .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor
Derek Grime .... digital effects artist
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositor
Kennedy Shah .... motion control operator
Simon St. Laurent .... optical photography: film effects
Matt Birman .... stunts
Mark Brunzell .... stunts
Randy Butcher .... stunt double: Arnold Vosloo
Randy Butcher .... stunts
Phil Chiu .... stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunts
Rick Forsayeth .... stunt coordinator
Jamie Jones .... stunts
Makoto Kabayama .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunt rigger
Steve Lucescu .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunts
Rick Parker .... stunts
Alison Reid .... stunts
Bryan Renfro .... stunts
John Stoneham Jr. .... utility stunts
Tye Tyukodi .... stunts
Ron Vanhart .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Julian Chojnacki .... camera operator
Carson T. Foster .... grip truck
Mark W. Hindle .... video playback operator
Sacha Hindle .... 24 frame video operator
Bruce Macaulay .... still photographer
Michael McPherson .... camera loader
Marvin Midwicki .... assistant camera
Edward Mikolic .... gaffer
Durwin Partridge .... assistant camera
Mark Silver .... key grip
John Sztejnmiler .... generator operator
Noah Weinzweig .... assistant camera
A. David Burleigh .... video playback assistant (uncredited)
Casting Department
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Marjorie Lecker .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Terri Frank .... assistant costume designer
Carole Griffin .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Lex Batten .... colorist: dailies
Robert McFalls .... assistant editor
Stephen Prime .... assistant film editor
James Seidelman .... assistant film editor
D. Gunther Tarampi .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Danny Elfman .... composer: themes
Transportation Department
Carl Severin .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Other crew
Sue Binder .... unspecified assistant
Kimberley Bradley .... accounting assistant
Jaap Broeker .... stand-in
Wade Brown .... office assistant
Eva Budai .... office assistant
Joni Dlugatch .... associate
Tamara Dow .... unspecified assistant
James Fantin .... office assistant
James Fantin .... production assistant
Liz Friedman .... executive in charge of bluescreen effects
Susan Hayes .... production accountant
Edward Irastorza .... production assistant
Randy Kennedy .... assistant location manager
David MacDonald .... production assistant
Lynn Mallay .... production coordinator
Byron A. Martin .... location manager
Karen McGarroch .... production assistant
Anne Paynter .... production secretary
Carol Pears .... script supervisor
David Pollison .... office assistant
Geraldine Ronan .... stand-in
Carol Rothel .... assistant accountant
Ali Shapiro .... unspecified assistant
Nancy Sorge .... production assistant

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Rated R for violent action and some language
87 min
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Did You Know?

Filmed simultaneously with Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995) (V), between 15 November 1993 and 20 December 1993, but not released until going direct-to-video on 20 August 1996.See more »
Continuity: In Darkman II, Peyton learns how to extend the 'life' of the synthetic skin from 99 minutes to over 150 minutes. This technology, while apparently so simple Peyton is surprised he never thought of it in the previous film, is never seen again.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from Darkman (1990)See more »


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
"Darkman III: Die Darkman Die"... sigh., 2 April 2009
Author: MaximumMadness from United States

Within the first 17 minutes of director Bradford May's "Darkman III: Die Darkman Die", we have already been subjected to a silly recap and accompanying voice-over on the first two films, hilarious over-acting, about three minutes of footage simply ripped from the second film and re-edited slightly to seem like new footage, and a lengthy advertisement the scarred and tormented title character watches about Universal Theme Parks- Universal being the company that distributed this film. Yes, "Darkman III: Die Darkman Die" is quite the handful when it comes to cheap cash-ins on the success of a previous film.

This time around, the disfigured anti-hero Peyton Westlake (aka, "Darkman"; portrayed by "Mummy" actor Arnold Vosloo) locks horns with evil crime-lord and lousy husband Peter Rooker (played in a brilliantly over-the-top performance by Jeff Fahey), and over the course of the 87 minute film grows to develop an affection for Rooker's wife and daughter, once again learning to care for another person.

Blah. Blah. Blah.

This film is basically just a silly way for the studio to make some more money off of Sam Raimi's original film, which I consider to be a great action-suspense film.

Oh yeah, and there are also a number of silly sub-plots, including a villainess who supposedly was one of the original doctors to save Darkman following his scarring, and her seducing our hero into thinking she is an ally before revealing her nefarious plot to help Rooker create more super-human powered thugs like Darkman. Apparently, she can't just do the same procedure on the thugs that she performed on Darkman. Why? I can't really explain it, because the movie certainly doesn't.

There's also an assassination sub-plot involving a District Attourney who is threatening to bring down Rooker's organization, and some other very silly things going on.

But it doesn't really add up. This film feels like two or three episodes of a television show edited together more than an actual film. The direction alternates between pretty good and downright sloppy (a scene where Darkman rides his train-like vehicle and dodges a rocket-launcher is just plain silly), and the editing is a mixed-bag. The film just moves too quickly for anyone to really care what's going on. And without spoiling it, the final 15 minutes of this movie, and indeed, the entire series is just kinda... I dunno... Another 15 minutes of mixed-bag footage.

In fact, commenting on the editing, one of my favorite things in this film is watching for footage re-used from the previous films, and then looking for footage within this film that is repeated multiple times. Yes, it's that cheap. It's one thing to do a re-cap at the beginning of the film, and maybe repeat a shot or two, but in the sheer volume they do it (minutes of footage repeated from previous films), it's just sloppy and amateurish.

Also, I have to say that Darkman's psychedelic montage freak-outs are a bit overdone in this film. They are so stylized and overdone that they do work, but only in light doses and in proper context, as Raimi did in the original film. Here, there are at least four or five, and they feel very abrupt and out-of-place.

That being said, the film is not without some good points. A few action scenes are well-done. The cliché story of Darkman yearning for a real life works suitably for a direct-to-DVD feature. Some of the acting is nice, particularly from Rooker's wife, portrayed by the beautiful Roxann Dawson. Also, while no Danny Elfman, composer Randy Miller composes some nice music that builds off of Elfman's original themes.

But overall, the film is too quick, cheap and silly to be taken seriously. Arnold Vosloo seems alternatively bored and exuberant from scene to scene, and Fahey, while a joy to watch as an over-the-top villain, just doesn't quite fit in with the series.

Like "Darkman II", I would recommend this to fans of the original, who will surely get a laugh. Otherwise, you need not apply. A four out of ten.

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