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Release Date:
9 May 1997 (USA) See more »
"sexy, psychedelic, dementedly funny, with a sensational soundtrack... it's like clueless with nipple rings." See more »
Follows a day in the lives of a group of high school kids Los Angeles and the strange lives they lead. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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An artistically exquisite comment on the lives of 90's kids... See more (98 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Duval ... Dark

Rachel True ... Mel
Nathan Bexton ... Montgomery

Chiara Mastroianni ... Kriss

Debi Mazar ... Kozy

Kathleen Robertson ... Lucifer
Joshua Gibran Mayweather ... Zero

Jordan Ladd ... Alyssa

Christina Applegate ... Dingbat

Sarah Lassez ... Egg

Guillermo Díaz ... Cowboy (as Guillermo Diaz)

Jeremy Jordan ... Bart
Alan Boyce ... Handjob

Jason Simmons ... The Teen Idol (as Jaason Simmons)

Ryan Phillippe ... Shad

Heather Graham ... Lilith

Scott Caan ... Ducky

Thyme Lewis ... Elvis

Mena Suvari ... Zoe

Beverly D'Angelo ... Dark's Mom

Charlotte Rae ... Fortune Teller

Denise Richards ... Jana

Teresa Hill ... Shannon
Kevin Light ... Noah

Traci Lords ... Val-Chick 1

Shannen Doherty ... Val-Chick 2

Rose McGowan ... Val-Chick 3

John Ritter ... Moses Helper

Christopher Knight ... Mr. Sighvatssohn

Eve Plumb ... Mrs. Sighvatssohn

Lauren Tewes ... Julie The Newscaster

David Leisure ... Egg and Ducky's Dad

John Enos III ... The Scary Drag Queens
Nicolette Gato ... The Scary Drag Queens
Brian Buzzini ... The Scary Drag Queens
Aaron Smith ... The Atari Gang
Sara Jane ... The Atari Gang
Tre Temperilli ... The Atari Gang (as Tres Trash Temperilli)

Devon Odessa ... What

Staci Keanan ... Ever (as Stacy Keanan)
Gibby Haynes ... Jujyfruit
Keith Brewer ... Surf
Derek Brewer ... Ski
Roscoe ... The Alien

Stephane Sednaoui ... The Photographer
Petro Nicholas ... Scary Clown Guy
Peter Alexander ... Drunk Skinhead
Brian Heinberg ... Pukeboy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Travis Blue ... Party Dancer (uncredited)
Johnny Torres ... Pink Diaper Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Gregg Araki 
Writing credits
Gregg Araki (written by)

Produced by
Gregg Araki .... producer
Nicole Arbib .... executive producer
Pascal Caucheteux .... executive producer
Jon Kuyper .... line producer
Grégoire Sorlat .... executive producer (as Gregoire Sorlat)
Andrea Sperling .... producer
Ilene Staple .... executive producer
Shelly Surpin .... associate producer (as Shelley Surpin)
Cinematography by
Arturo Smith 
Film Editing by
Gregg Araki 
Casting by
Karen Margiotta 
Mary Margiotta 
Rick Montgomery 
Dan Parada 
Production Design by
Patti Podesta 
Art Direction by
Dan Knapp (co-art director)
Pae White (co-art director)
Set Decoration by
Jennifer M. Gentile 
Costume Design by
Sara Jane Slotnick  (as Sara Slotnick)
Makeup Department
Jason Rail .... hair stylist
Jason Rail .... makeup artist
Julie Zvorsky .... assistant hair stylist
Julie Zvorsky .... assistant makeup artist
Michael Burnett .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
L. Matt Hill .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Jon Kuyper .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Paul Clark .... first assistant director (as William Clark)
Michael J. Moore .... first assistant director (as Michael Moore)
Sholto J. Roeg .... second assistant director
Pilar Savone .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Lisa Anne Auerbach .... art worker
Miles Coolidge .... carpenter
Michael Coughlan .... art worker
Erik Ehlert .... art worker
Jory Felice .... on-set dresser
Shepherd Frankel .... draftsman
Giovanni Jance .... art worker
Angela Jesolva .... scenic artist
Ethan Johnson .... carpenter
Brandt A. Marshall .... lead scenic artist
David A. Muller .... carpenter
Elizabeth Saveri .... scenic artist
Sarah Seager .... art worker
Blaine Williams .... swing gang
Ron Zakhar .... swing gang
Dave Zito .... carpenter
Sandra Zito .... carpenter
Thomas D. Krausz .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Laura Paddock .... fabric designer and printer (uncredited)
Blaine Williams .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
David C. Eichhorn .... sound effects editor (as David Eichhorn)
Richard Evans .... adr recordist (as Rick Evans)
Richard Evans .... foley editor (as Rick Evans)
Richard Evans .... foley recordist (as Rick Evans)
Bob Goold .... dialogue editor (as Robert Goold)
Bob Goold .... sound supervisor (as Robert Goold)
Marydixie Kirkpatrick .... boom operator
Fred Rivas .... stereo sound consultant: Ultra Stereo
Mark A. Rozett .... re-recording mixer (as Mark Rozett)
Mark A. Rozett .... sound designer (as Mark Rozett)
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... re-recording mixer (as Melissa S. Hofmann)
Christopher M. Taylor .... sound mixer (as Christopher Taylor)
Daniel W. Victor Jr. .... stereo sound consultant: Ultra Stereo
Special Effects by
Michael Burnett .... alien special effects
L. Matt Hill .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Mindy Minkow .... optical camera operator (uncredited)
LaFaye Baker .... stunt double (as Lafaye Baker)
Don Ruffin .... stunts
Don Ruffin .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Aquino .... photography: second unit (as David D. Aquino)
Paul Beauchemin .... still photographer
Harry C. Box .... gaffer
Joey D. Brown .... gaffer (as Joey Brown)
Val Camp .... first assistant camera
Steve Charnow .... electrician
DeWitt Davis .... camera intern
Jason Elliott .... grip (as Jason Elliot)
Doug Frey .... electrician
Tony Gavin .... best boy grip
Michael Graef .... best boy electric
Brady Harris .... electrician
Philip Jordan .... electrician (as Phillip Jordan)
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photographer
Tony Martin .... second assistant camera (as Anthony Martin)
Roland Martinez .... grip (as Roland 'Chaka' Martinez)
John Massaro .... best boy electric (as Johnny Massaro)
Christopher Miller .... camera loader
Daisuke Dice Miyake .... key grip (as Daisuke 'Dice' Miyake)
Terry Newport .... grip
Vince Palomino .... key grip
Christopher Probst .... camera loader
Jerome Sainte Rose .... still photographer
Doug Schneider .... second assistant camera
Rob Sweeney .... photography: second unit
Uriel Uribe .... electrician
Gregory White .... second assistant camera (as Gregory L. White)
Steve Zvorsky .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
David Anthony .... extras casting
J.P. Shields .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tracy Arima .... wardrobe intern
Maria Bradley .... assistant costumer
Sherine Meleka .... wardrobe intern
Garret Savage .... wardrobe intern
Editorial Department
Robert Beverly .... color timer
Jennifer M. Gentile .... assistant editor
Jeff Malmberg .... assistant editor
Anthony Santiago .... assistant editor
Wendy Smith .... post-production assistant
Matthew Waldman .... post-production assistant
Location Management
Chris Baugh .... location manager
Todd Feldman .... location scout
Derek Mori .... location intern
Music Department
Marnie Cappellini .... music coordinator
Budd Carr .... executive music producer
Peter Coquillard .... music supervisor (as Peter M. Coquillard)
Sylvia Nestor .... music clearance
Howard Paar .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Donald 'Gator' Gardiner .... driver (as Don 'Gator' Gardiner)
Charles Gatson .... assistant transportation coordinator
Howard Rutman .... transportation coordinator (as Howard I. Rutman)
Other crew
Ernest Belding .... set production assistant
Stephane Bismuth .... staff: Why Not Productions
Travis Blue .... production assistant
Hélène Cases .... staff: Why Not Productions
Martine Cassinelli .... staff: Why Not Productions
Mike Culbert .... production intern (as Michael Culbert)
Abdelhadi El Fakir .... staff: Why Not Productions
Lucinda Gambiez .... staff: Why Not Productions
Richard Huggard .... production coordinator
Betsy Mackey .... accountant
Véronique Marchand .... staff: Why Not Productions (as Veronique Marchand)
Béatrice Mauduit .... staff: Why Not Productions (as Beatrice Mauduit)
Mike Minkow .... our saviour
Erin K. O'Brien .... assistant: Gregg Araki
Robert Rodger .... office intern
Michael Shapiro .... set production assistant
Ethan Tobman .... production intern
Jared Tobman .... script supervisor
Ben Urquhart .... key set production assistant
Derek Jan Vermaas .... assistant production coordinator
Eric Kops .... publicist (uncredited)
James Malloy .... production assistant (uncredited)
Eric Raber .... commentary (uncredited)
Courtney Schade .... commentary coordinator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for scenes of strong violence, sexuality and drug use involving teens, and for strong language
82 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

All adult characters in this movie are known actors from sitcoms and comedies from the 70s and 80s. Dark's Mom is Beverly D'Angelo from the Vacation movies, the Fortune Teller is Charlotte Rae from The Facts of Life, Bart's parents are Christopher Knight and Eve Plumb from The Brady Bunch, Moses Helper the televangelist is John Ritter from Three's Company, the newscaster is Lauren Tewes from The Love Boat and Egg and Ducky's father is David Leisure from Empty Nest.See more »
Continuity: Dark's facial stubble changes constantly.See more »
[first lines]
Dark:[voice-over] L.A. is like... nowhere. Everybody who lives here is lost.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014)See more »
Life Is Sweet (Daft Punk Mix)See more »


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27 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
An artistically exquisite comment on the lives of 90's kids..., 30 November 1999
Author: Slanky-2 ( from United States

Nowhere is the type of film that you either get and love, or don't get and hate. Aside from it's brilliantly artistic cinematography and art direction, it's a pretty accurate representation of life as a modern-day adolescent. As strange as this comment may seem, it does hold true. The events presented are, in fact, realities of the lives of today's young people: sex, drug use, suicide, and mental illness are all dealt with in some way or another. For some, it is truly like being on acid. For those of us that have blocked out the traumatic parts of growing up, then it is understandable why you don't understand this movie. The way each issue is presented is the genius of the art: Each character and their emotional impact is presented artistically as well as dramatically. Although the entire movie is not relevant to everyone, I would strongly suggest watching it for at least the artistic merit. Even if you don't understand it or it doesn't apply to you, understand that it is relevant to some.

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