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Split (1989)

Unrated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 24 March 1989 (USA)
Sci-fi story about a man (Timothy Dwight) on the run from a Big Brother-like security force.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Dwight ... Starker
Joan Bechtel ... Susan / Woman in Gallery
John J. Flynn ... The Artist (as John Flynn)
Chris Shaw ... Agency Director
John Martel ... Agent #1
Jack Wiley ... Agent #2
Barbara Horscraft ... Cafe Customer
... Cafe Customer
Rusty Lapioli ... Cafe Worker
Ray Bancharian ... Cafe Bouncer
Jim Yates ... Transient
George Amis ... Art Critic
Rod Schoenlank ... Art Critic
Wendy Bowers ... Woman in Gallery (as Wendy Bower)
Rebecca Rae Adams ... Woman in Gallery (as Rebecca Adams)


Sci-fi story about a man (Timothy Dwight) on the run from a Big Brother-like security force.

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It's the cracked ones that let the light into the world


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His bit part as the evangelist became the final film appearance for Gene Evans. See more »


Agency Director: You think this guy Starker is nothing? You're right! He is nothing!He gets nothing out of life so he fixates on some trinket and decides it's precious. It's ridiculous. But it's dangerous. There are over a billion losers out there who all want to believe they're something. Some guy says he found the answer? That's how it starts. Religion. Health food. Aerobics. Pantyhose. Anything... Everything to distract them from the fact that they're bored, meaningless, impotent nothings waiting to die. ...
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low budget postmodern sci fi trash...that's a good thing?
12 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Split was one of the more original films I have ever seen, though I am not entirely sure if that is good. I do know that I thought at the time this movie would be come a midnight/cult movie due to its weirdness. The plot was out-there/semi-comprehensible, but the narrative (if you can call it that) unfolded in a very interesting manner. I have been unable to find this on video again, the original store I rented it at having long since folded. This unavailability I think has added to the fondness I have associated with this production. Who knows, perhaps it would be horrible upon modern viewing. I do remember the plot to be Matrix-like in a number of ways, as well as akin to the Philip Jose Farmer penned Dayworld novels.

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