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The Dark Side (1987)

The Darkside (original title)
A cab driver gets mixed up with a fare he picks up who turns out to be a porno star, and she claims she has proof that the people she is working for are producing snuff films. Her claims ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tony Galati Tony Galati ... Tony Russo
Cynthia Preston ... Laura (as Cyndy Preston)
Peter Read Peter Read ... Roscoe
John Tench ... Sully
Charles Loriot Charles Loriot ... Lou
David Hewlett ... Chuckie
Paul Lamothe Paul Lamothe ... Harvey
Sherrey Lee Jones Sherrey Lee Jones ... Sandy (as Sherry Babych)
Peter Greco Peter Greco ... Ernie
Robert Shipman ... Joe Boy
Allan Hill Allan Hill ... Video Store Clerk
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A cab driver gets mixed up with a fare he picks up who turns out to be a porno star, and she claims she has proof that the people she is working for are producing snuff films. Her claims seem to be validated when the cabbie notices suspicious looking people following them. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Not since "Blue Velvet" has there been such a terrifying journey into... See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1987 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dark Side See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Lou: It takes two to shoot. You and the gun.
Tony Russo: Three. You forgot the victim.
Tony Russo: [Tony fires his gun at a bottle]
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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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Out of Control
Written and Sung by John Puchieie
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Please, oh please put me out of my misery
22 April 2015 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

Not only is this film outdated (1987) but I would rephrase the film not as low budget but NO budget. The Darkside's monologue was so one dimensional that I thought a bunch of high school film students could have written a better script on their lunch hour then what was presented here.

The evil villain laughed as if he were waiting for the film to start rolling so he was trying oh so hard to look realistic that it was pathetically overdone and amateurish. Throughout the film the co stars kept yelling the cab driver's name Tony, Tony, Tony, such that I wished someone would just kill Tony so I would not have to hear his name anymore.

I would stay away from this NO budget film unless you want to irritate anyone who happens to be watching the film with you. It's a sure bet they will find some excuse to leave so that they don't have to watch another minute of this awful film.

I give it a 2 out of 10 only because it was filmed in Toronto my hometown, otherwise it would have rated a 1 out of 10.


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