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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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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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John Barrett: Tell me about Sally's faults.
Sally Driscoll: Go ahead, tell him. I know what they are, anyway.
Mark Driscoll: Silly things, you know. Nothing important.
Sally Driscoll: Like, I drink too much.
Mark Driscoll: Yeah, now and again.
John Barrett: I wonder why.
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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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One-set thriller is pretty effective.
21 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Darkness Falls" is not the kind of movie that becomes a box-office hit, but if you're patient and give it some time, it may prove to be engrossing enough. The director does a moderately effective job of constantly twisting around our sympathies regarding the three main characters, and of showing how appearances can be deceiving and how a human monster may be hiding behind the facade of normalcy. Kudos, too, to Sherilyn Fenn, who in addition to being perhaps one of the three or four more stunningly beautiful actresses working today, shows that she has also worked on her acting, which has improved considerably. (**)


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