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Danika (2006)

The story follows Danika, a woman whose fears for her children are manifested in premonitions of death and disaster. Bierko plays Tomei's husband, while Hall is her psychiatrist and confidant.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lizzie Geralds
Bank Robber #1
Bank Robber #2 (as Jeffrey Brown)
Randy Merrick
Lauren Merrick (as Nicky Prian)
Dr. Evelyn Harris
Teddy Johnson
Sales Lady
TV Anchorman


Danika is a thirty-five year old overprotective mother with a beautiful family composed of her successful husband Randy, two sons - the teenager Kurt and the little Brian, and one teenager daughter - Lauren. Danika is disturbed and near a breakdown, having dark and terrifying nightmares and daydreams; distracted in her work and consequently committing mistakes; and under psychiatric treatment with Dr. Evelyn. Her problems originated when her husband cheated on her with the nanny of their children, breaking her confidence in him. The lack of attention caused by her disturbed mind leads her family into tragedy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fear has a name. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, some sexual content and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Даника  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Craig Bierko joined the cast the day before shooting began, replacing the original actor cast as Randy. See more »


In the TV version you can see the microphones overhead throughout the entire movie. The first incidence is when Danika's boss comes to her desk and asks to meet with her. It can also be seen when Danika is meeting with her psychiatrist, and when her husband has a family meeting with the children. See more »


References Blue Streak (1999) See more »


Black Dirt
Written by Michael Baiardi & Emile Millar
Published by Soundfile Publishing
Performed by Emile Millar
Produced by Michael Baiardi
Courtesy Of Soundfile Records
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Disturbingly Brilliant
20 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched quite a few films last year, and "Danika" made it to the top of my list for intellectual quality and brilliance. It's hard to comment on it without giving away details and spoilers, so let me just say, this movie takes your full attention (don't cook dinner and try to keep up!) Tomei is NEVER a disappointment. It's a wonder she isn't in more films these days. She is a little older than her fresh-faced "Only You" days, but time has settled kindly on her, giving her more character instead of so-called 'flaws.' The ending will leave you in somewhat of a stunned silence, and then you will sit there and watch all of the loose ends tie themselves neatly together. You will not walk away from this movie confused or wondering what it was all about - unless you weren't paying close attention all along. I admit, there will be boo-hooers who dislike it because they haven't the patience or the depth to grasp the true meaning behind this film, but this is why Danika is a work of art and it's star a true artist. If it were neat and pat like any good mainstream film, it wouldn't be the hidden jewel that it is. Many will pass it by, others will scoff and tear it apart. Let them. Those who grasp it will be those who tend to think a bit deeper than the first layer of the onion. Danika is a piece of abstract art - viewing it from different angles, you will see details that aren't visible to the casual onlooker.

Not for the squeamish, pick it up sometime and give it the credit it deserves!

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