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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
7 October 2001 (USA) See more »
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Dan Aykroyd ... Det. Insp. Jack Grillo

Devon Gummersall ... Quentin Kemmer

Amelia Heinle ... Stephanie Lewis

Theresa Russell ... Trixie Grillo

Christopher Cousins ... Officer Williams
Mario Roccuzzo ... Nick Bezis

John Cho ... Han

Randall Huber ... Midtown murderer

Greg Harris ... Gutterpunk #1 (as Zia)
Lloyd Lowe Jr. ... Lloyd (gutterpunk #2) (as Lloyd Lowe)
Michael Keenan ... Willie
Ted Rooney ... Coroner

Dan Martin ... Huge cop
Rob Hill ... Liquor store cop
Brian J. Gilbert ... Photojournalist
Howard George ... Walter
Douglas Jude McKeon ... Facility Manager

Lisa Picotte ... Goth girl (as Lisa Piccotte)

Pedro Pascal ... Goth guy (as Alexander Pascal)

Willie C. Carpenter ... Dr. Calloway
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christie Campagna ... Friend in Car (uncredited)
Jessica Littlefield ... '50s girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Scott Ziehl 
Writing credits
Mark 'Crash' McCreery (story) and
Cary Solomon (story) &
Chuck Konzelman (story)

Cary Solomon (teleplay) &
Chuck Konzelman (teleplay) and
Max Enscoe (teleplay) &
Annie DeYoung (teleplay)

Produced by
Lou Arkoff .... producer
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Dan J. Birnbaum .... associate producer
Colleen Camp .... executive producer
Colleen Camp .... producer
Steve Ecclesine .... line producer
Buddy Epstein .... executive producer
Brian J. Gilbert .... co-producer
David S. Greathouse .... associate producer
Andrea Lapins .... associate producer
Shane Mahan .... co-producer
Robyn Rosenfeld .... executive producer
Scott Shapiro .... associate producer
Stan Winston .... producer
Original Music by
David Reynolds 
Cinematography by
Thomas L. Callaway  (as Tom Callaway)
Art Direction by
Peter Borck 
Costume Design by
Julia Schklair 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Coffey .... makeup artist
Ken Culver .... senior foam technician
Kathy Kane-Macgowan .... key hair stylist: Stan Winston Studio (as Kathy MacGowan)
Myke Michaels .... makeup department head
Michael Ornelaz .... key hair stylist: Stan Winston Studio
Production Management
Larry Ferguson Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Marsha L. Swinton .... production supervisor
Robert E. Warner .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dirk Craft .... first assistant director
Elenie Mansalis .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Sarah Bullion .... shopper
Lance DeSpain .... lead scenic artist
Bill Luckey .... property maker
Christopher Schultz .... assistant property master
Wayne Springfield .... construction coordinator
Chris Wright .... set dresser
Sound Department
Bob Arons .... sound effects editor
Kami Asgar .... supervising sound editor
Jonathan Golodner .... sound effects editor
Takako Ishikawa .... sound effects editor
Sherry Klein .... sound mixer
Sterling Moore .... sound mixer
Robert Nichols II .... sound recordist
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Tim Tuchrello .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Richard Alonzo .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio (as Richie Alonzo)
Richard Alonzo .... puppeteer
Joe Andreas .... special effects
David Beneke .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
John Cherevka .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
Dawn Dinniger .... key fabricator: Stan Winston Studio
David Gallion .... special effects foreman
Dave Grasso .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
Dave Grasso .... puppeteer (as David Grasso)
Matt Heimlich .... key mechanic: Stan Winston Studio
Hiroshi 'Kan' Ikeuchi .... key mechanic: Stan Winston Studio
Hiroshi 'Kan' Ikeuchi .... puppeteer
Mark Jurinko .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
Mark Jurinko .... puppeteer
Lindsay MacGowan .... design artist: Stan Winston Studio
Shane Mahan .... effects supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
Mark Maitre .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
Tony McCray .... mold department supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
Mark 'Crash' McCreery .... concept designer: Stan Winston Studio (as Mark McCreery)
Steve Newburn .... key technician: Stan Winston Studio
Justin Raleigh .... key technician: Stan Winston Studio
Alan Scott .... puppeteer
Scott Stoddard .... concept designer: Stan Winston Studio
Scott Stoddard .... puppeteer
Jor Van Kline .... special effects
A.J. Venuto .... key technician: Stan Winston Studio
Russell Lukich .... sculptor: Stan Winston Studio (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Eric Heavens .... digital compositing supervisor
John K. Jenkins .... visual effects supervisor
Dan Schmit .... visual effects supervisor
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt coordinator
Marc Schaffer .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
J.D. Bishop .... assistant chief lighting technician
Ken Blakey .... camera operator: "b" camera
Doug Chartier .... dolly grip
D.R. Curtis .... lighting technician
Casey Ellison .... lighting technician
Daniel H. Goldstein .... set lighting technician
Amy C. Halpern .... 2nd unit gaffer
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera
Brett Lood .... grip
Bob Myers .... grip
Jeff Noble .... grip
C. Shipley .... best boy grip
Christian Franz Staab .... grip
Bruce Swift .... key grip
Chuck Zlotnick .... still photographer
Casting Department
Liz Dean .... casting assistant
Shari Steinberg .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina DeMasi .... costume intern
Daniela Kurrle .... costume manufacturer
Mandi Line .... assistant costume designer
Jill Lucas .... costumer
Hayley Stuppel .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Pharaba Hacker-Witt .... post-production assistant (as Pharaba Witt)
Jonny Jenks .... post-production assistant
Chad Mochrie .... assistant editor
Other crew
Charles Canzoneri .... key set production assistant
Melissa Engle .... production assistant
Andrew Harrison .... assistant location manager
Kurt Herbel .... electronics
Stephen Jensen .... paralegal
Samantha C. Kirkeby .... script supervisor
Jessica Littlefield .... production assistant
Erick M. Medina .... production insurance
Jeffrey Pritz .... personal assistant: Lou Arkoff
Nancy S. Rand .... second assistant accountant
Austin Rodriguez .... medic
Leah Ross .... production coordinator
Lauren Swearingen .... assistant production coordinator
Lynn M. van Kuilenburg .... location manager
James H. Nicholson .... dedicated to the memory of

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Rated R for language and violence
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The character Quentin Kemmer is named after Ed Kemmer, star of the original _Earth vs the Spider (1958)_.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Eh....., 27 December 2001
Author: Jason Kolman ( from Raleigh, NC

What is the fetish with movies like this? Is gaining a super-power always a pre-cursor to becoming evil? Maybe that's why I liked Darkman so much. With the abilities that Peyton got, he used them for good, even if it was in a vigilante way. I really wanted to enjoy this movie, and was encouraged by the fact that initially, Quentin used his powers for good.

Of course, it took all of 45 minutes for him to go bad and go on a killing spree. Did somebody think that was original? Aside from the fact that it was a blatant knock off of Jeff Goldblum in "The Fly" remake, though much less gory.

The acting was of the "not bad" variety, but Dan Aykroyd is wasted in a role that tries to have depth, but fails (chalk it up to comic book writing? I dunno).

I did get a huge kick out of the store owner using the Hasbro "Darth Maul Lightsaber" (of which I have on right next to me here) as his last line of defense. A total hoot! Classic!

I would be remiss if I didn't say the movie does a decent make-up. Pretty creepy.

Sadly, the ending falls flat and comes way to abruptly, and is also cliche, and confusing to boot. Did he want to kill her, or not? I leave that for you to decide.

** out of four.

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