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  (in credits order)

Shawn Pyfrom ... Stanley

Reed Diamond ... The Man

Greg Grunberg ... Bob

Lucy Lawless ... Cheryl

Erin Foster ... Kimberly

Jesse James ... J-Dawg

Kyle Swann ... Kid #2

Ellie Cornell ... Dr. Allen

Damian Young ... Dr. Freeman

Melissa Marsala ... Kristy

Richard Riehle ... Emilio
Cristin Michele ... Janet (as Cristin Michelle)

Julian Berlin ... Loretta

Chris Ellis ... Jackson
David Reynolds ... Shaven Headed Patient
R.C. Shivers ... Driver

Jimmy Shubert ... Sheriff Lobo

James Parks ... Dwayne (as James Dean Parks)
Bix Barnaba ... Elderly Hobo
Jacob Chambers ... Mud Monster
Cheryl Dooley ... Homeless Woman

Troy Bellinghausen ... Small Homeless Man
Jamie Derrick ... Dead Girl
Chuck Speed ... Crazy Man
Mark Gottwald ... Short Order Cook
Dorit Hurst ... Woman In Love (as Dorit Oberman)
Michael Hurst ... Man In Love (as Mike Hurst)
Steven Kriozere ... Hill

Charlie Parrish ... Hecht

Jill Montgomery ... Bartender
Jim Whitworth ... Man Entering A Bar
Raymond Stella ... Bar Patron (as Ray Stella)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kathleen LaGue ... Voices

David Reiner ... Homeless Dumpster Diver

Directed by
Michael Hurst 
Writing credits
Michael Hurst (written by) (as Mike Hurst) &
Mark A. Altman (written by)

Produced by
Mark A. Altman .... producer
Morris Berger .... executive producer
Stephen R. Brown .... executive producer (as Steve Brown)
John Duffy .... producer: post-production, IDT Entertainment
Mark Gottwald .... producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Kyle Dean Jackson .... post-production producer
Alan Pao .... post-production producer
Chuck Speed .... producer
Nicholas Stamos .... line producer
Danny Wayne .... co-producer (as Danny W. Stallcup)
Original Music by
Joe Kraemer 
Cinematography by
Raymond Stella 
Film Editing by
Christopher Cibelli 
Alan Pao 
Casting by
Christine Sheaks 
Production Design by
Denise Pizzini 
Set Decoration by
Dorit Hurst  (as Dorit Oberman)
Costume Design by
Jennifer L. Soulages 
Makeup Department
Autumn Butler .... makeup department head
Jason Collins .... supervisor: Almost Human
Denise Goldberg .... makeup artist
Robert Hall .... special makeup designer
Elvis Jones .... special makeup effects artist: Almost Human, Inc
Debbie Mezera .... office manager: Almost Human, Inc.
James Ojala .... special makeup effects technician: Almost Human
Traci E. Smithe .... hair department head
Production Management
Judith Black .... post-production supervisor
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... production manager (as Margo Zimmerman)
Aaron Rattner .... post-production supervisor
Stacey Jade Smart .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shelly Heyward .... second second assistant director
Ryan Ramos .... second second assistant director
Joseph Suarez .... second assistant director
Jim Whitworth .... first assistant director
Art Department
A.J. Chatem .... carpenter
Paul Chatem .... carpenter
Chris Clark .... set dresser
Nikki Giovacchini .... assistant property master
Jim Motyl .... leadman
Antonia Nunez .... on-set dresser
Mark Richardson .... property master
Mark Richardson .... property master
Annie Spitz .... art production assistant
Jim Tsvetkofski .... swing
Sound Department
Andy Hay .... sound re-recording mixer
Jackie Johnson .... dialogue editor
Rod O'Brien .... sound effects editor
Jesse Pomeroy .... supervising sound editor
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Neil Spritz .... sound mixer
Paul Stanley .... supervising sound editor
Jack Wheatley .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Richard Dragin .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Kenneth Armstrong .... digital artist
Tim Carras .... visual effects supervisor
Tsuyoshi Abe .... stunts
Nick Allen .... stunts
Troy Bellinghausen .... stunts
Jacob Chambers .... stunts
Liisa Cohen .... stunts
Danny Downey .... stunts
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunts
Charlie Parrish .... stunts (as H. Charles Parrish)
Charlie Parrish .... utility stunts (as H. Charles Parrish)
Danny Wayne .... stunt coordinator
Lee Whittaker .... stunts
Thom Williams .... stunt double: Greg Grunberg
Thom Williams .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Berry .... digital video assistant
Gary Breckel .... electrician
Danielle C. Carroll .... camera loader
Mark J. Coyne .... Steadicam operator
Mark J. Coyne .... camera operator: "a" camera
Stephen Crawford .... gaffer (as Steve Crawford)
Peter N. Green .... first assistant camera
Todd Helsley .... best boy electric
Michael T. James .... best boy grip (as Mike James)
John Keefer .... grip
Tom Keefer .... key grip
Stephen MacDougall .... second assistant camera
Al Ortega .... still photographer
Michael Shaw .... grip (as Mike Shaw)
Owen Simmons .... electrician
Michael Stewart .... grip (as Mike Stewart)
Casting Department
Rebecca Gushin .... casting associate
Kathleen LaGue .... adr voice casting
Pete Sutton .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Erwin .... key costumer
Robert 'Jake' Jacobs .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Andrew Huebscher .... colorist
Jeff Williams .... assistant editor
Location Management
Peter Sands .... location manager
Transportation Department
Neil Chisholm .... driver
Brian Eastveld .... driver
Robert Leos .... transportation captain
Jeremiah Vaughn .... production driver
Harry Zabounian .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Phillip Broste .... title designer
Eunice Choi .... extras wrangler
Adriana De La Cruz .... set medic
Rob Fegen .... production coordinator
Richter Hartig .... production accountant
Pablo C. Herrera .... craft service
Sean Jordan .... unit publicist
Veda Semarne .... script supervisor
Ian Weinreich .... office production assistant
Jason Woodruff .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Darkroom" - USA (DVD title)
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83 min

Did You Know?

In the scene where the police car chases the guy and the boy, you can see the front right light hanging off. In the next shot, it's back in the front of the car.See more »
Continuity: In the final scenes, the blood on the boys hand shifts from left to right and back to left again.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Family Feud" (1976)See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Not too great, but probably has an audience, 19 December 2008
Author: Indyrod from United States

This one has a pretty good plot but it didn't appeal to me at all. It starts out with a young kid being discovered with blood all over his hands, and he spends the next 15 years in a mental institution, because he has no memory of what happened or who he is. Along comes a researcher with an experimental drug that might unlock the now adult guy's mind and help him. The movie then leads us on a journey as the guy escapes the hospital and makes friends with a young kid and gets involved in his life. The kids alcoholic Mom "Lucy Lawless" is remarried to a jerk, and things get a little unsettling as the kid and his new friend decide to follow his step-dad to see what he is developing in his darkroom, and where he goes at night. There is a pretty good dose of blood and gore towards the end when everything is revealed, and story wise, the movie is not that bad. Not my cup of tea, but I can see how some fans might enjoy this movie.

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