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Darkness Falls (1999)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  27 August 1999 (UK)
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With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally. He holds the couple hostage in... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anita Dobson ...
Mrs. Hayter
Bryan Pringle ...
Mr. Hayter
Robin McCaffrey ...
Jane Barrett
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The Hitman
Oliver Tobias ...
The Money Dealer
Andrew Dixon ...
Pilot
Rebecca De-Yoxall ...
Ground Stewardess
Harry Crossley ...
Gardener
Denny Cain ...
Sally's Cook
Helen Torlesse ...
Mother
Tara Moross ...
Simpson's Daughter
Christopher Smith ...
Simpson's Son
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With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally. He holds the couple hostage in order to understand the events that led to his wife ending up in a coma. Written by Qylecoop <qylecoop@hotmail.fr>

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Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Sally Driscoll: You hadn't realized in any way that she might be having an affair?
John Barrett: Do you realize when, or should I say, if?
Sally Driscoll: One prefers to ignore it. So long as it's not actually thrust in your face.
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String Quintet in C Major
Composed by Franz Schubert
Performed by Melos Quartett (as The Melos Quartett)
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Tries hard to be cool, but ends up looking like Tales of the Unexpected.
17 November 1998 | by (Cardiff, Wales, UK.) – See all my reviews

This had quite a low budget ($3m) and it shows. Right from the wonky opening credits to the ending that comes about an hour too late, the film smacks of amateurism.

The plot is a good idea (man's wife dies in car crash after having an affair. Husband seeks out adulterous bloke who escaped car crash and terrorises him and HIS wife), and the ending is satisfying, if a little obvious.

But, the direction and sets try to look Hitchcockian, but look like a pastiche of late-70's/early-80's tv series, Tales of the Unexpected.

US funded, but British set, this could have been as good an effort as other recent Brit-pics (see Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels). Unfortunately, it's not. Despite, good acting (especially from Ray Winstone) it looks like it was made for TV, and could have easily been fitted into one hour instead of two.


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