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Darkdrive (1997)

Set in the near future, one man must restore order when a mainframe system crashes in a virtual reality prison where computers control the inmates' thoughts.

Director:

Phillip J. Roth (as Phillip Roth)

Writer:

Alec Carlin (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi ... Matthew Stolopin (as Gian Carlo Scandiuzzi)
Claire Stansfield ... Tilda
Nick Eldredge Nick Eldredge ... Ken Allen
Ken Olandt ... Steven Falcon
Christian W.C. Ryser Christian W.C. Ryser ... Tech One
Suzanne Charnos Suzanne Charnos ... Tech Two
Barry Ross Rinehart Barry Ross Rinehart ... Tech Three
Christopher Goodson ... Hacker
Thomas Craig Elliott Thomas Craig Elliott ... Tye (as Tom Elliott)
Natasha Roth ... Little Girl
Natalie Scandiuzzi Natalie Scandiuzzi ... Tammy
Kerry Skalsky Kerry Skalsky ... Clerk
Marcus Aurelius Marcus Aurelius ... Dayton
Larry Albert Larry Albert ... Old Man
Eric Liddell Eric Liddell ... Byron
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Storyline

In the near future, a new law has criminals sent to a virtual reality world as their prison, built by a shadowy corporation called Zircon based in Seattle. The designer of the system, Steven Falcon, realizes the danger of it being overloaded and of hackers who try to break in and steal files only to have the prisoners try to break out via that method. When Falcon threatens to quit the operation, he becomes marked for murder by his employers who force him to enter the Matrix virtual reality/afterlife to find the source of the danger of the system crashing. Written by matt-282

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Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Darkdrive - Verschollen in der Matrix See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Matthew throws Tilda up against the door, a boom mic is briefly visible at the top of the frame. See more »

Quotes

Julie Falcon: Will they let you just walk away?
Steven Falcon: What else can I do?
Julie Falcon: That's what I'm afraid of.
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Connections

References Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Taking Up Another Man's Place
Written by Isaac Hayes (as Hayes) and David Porter (as Porter)
Performed by Valerie Rose and The Dynamic Logs
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Claire Stansfield was also confused
2 March 2005 | by Enigma-ISee all my reviews

A few years ago I had an opportunity to talk to Claire Stansfield about this film. I said that I was confused about the plot and hoped she could explain it to me. She said that she was also confused, and hoped that someone would explain it to her as well. We both agreed that the film's plot made absolutely no sense and left it at that.

Perhaps this was someone's attempt to fill in the prison back story of Demolition Man (remember the VR deep freeze in that one?). The Sci-Fi premise of a VR prison has plenty of merit (c.f. The Matrix), but this movie lacked any semblance of credibility or even of continuity.

In any case, this movie is one to miss unless you are a die-hard fan of one of the actors involved. Even so, prepare to be disappointed. I was.


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