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Darkness Falls (1999)

With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally. He holds the couple hostage in... See full summary »

Director:

Gerry Lively

Writers:

N.J. Crisp (with acknowledgements to: the stageplay "Dangerous Obsession"), John Howlett (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sherilyn Fenn ... Sally Driscoll
Ray Winstone ... John Barrett
Tim Dutton ... Mark Driscoll
Anita Dobson ... Mrs. Hayter
Bryan Pringle ... Mr. Hayter
Robin McCaffrey Robin McCaffrey ... Jane Barrett
Michael Praed ... The Hitman
Oliver Tobias ... Money Dealer Simpson
Andrew Dixon Andrew Dixon ... Pilot
Rebecca De-Yoxall Rebecca De-Yoxall ... Ground Stewardess
Harry Crossley Harry Crossley ... Gardener
Denny Cain Denny Cain ... Sally's Cook
Helen Torlesse Helen Torlesse ... Mother
Tara Finegan Tara Finegan ... Simpson's Daughter (as Tara Moross)
Christopher Smith Christopher Smith ... Simpson's Son
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Storyline

With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally. He holds the couple hostage in order to understand the events that led to his wife ending up in a coma. Written by Qylecoop <qylecoop@hotmail.fr>

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dangerous Obsessions See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

John Barrett: It took a lot planning this meeting.
Sally Driscoll: Meeting? It's fucking kidnap!
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Soundtracks

String Quintet in C Major
Composed by Franz Schubert
Performed by Melos Quartett (as The Melos Quartett)
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Tense, Taut, Heavy Drama
9 November 2011 | by cosmiclySee all my reviews

Tense, taut, heavy cinema that is not so much a crime drama as a morality tale. Primarily a story about a smug aristocratic type who arrogantly indulges in the seven deadly sins with a sense of impunity--but Judgment Day is coming.

Excellent acting, surgically precise directing, and a relentlessly gripping story. Definitely not light hearted entertainment, but absolutely essential for serious film fans. This dark tale is somewhat relieved, perhaps even redeemed, by the notion that even the most hideous of evils can be miraculously transformed into an affirmation of life, and the ultimate power of goodness and justice.

Wonderfully enhanced by the scenic beauty of the Isle of Man, the gravitas of Ray Winstone, and the classic beauty of the lovely Sherilyn Fenn.


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