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Darkness Falls (1999)

A smalltime racketeer returns to his Isle of Man home on the eve of an important bit of economic thievery -- and if he fails by morning to make a substantial deposit into the account of a ruthless gangster, he's going to die.


Gerry Lively


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




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


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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Drama | Thriller

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

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Sally Driscoll: I'm... I remember. John
John Barrett: John, yeah.
Sally Driscoll: And Jane. Your wife is called Jane.
John Barrett: Jane Barrett, yes.
Sally Driscoll: Please do forgive me. I'm so sorry. I just...
John Barrett: It's not a problem, it's okay. It's something I've become accustomed to.
Sally Driscoll: What is?
John Barrett: Having to remind people who I am.
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Ray Winstone is as ever superb
19 April 2002 | by vengeance-1See all my reviews

It's such a shame that only 24 people have voted on this because the people who did vote don't know a fine film when they watch one.

Ray Winstone puts in yet another awesome performance showing a fragile side that he is not noted for. I really can't recommend this film enough and will not go into the plot but just say see this. If you're in the USA it's just getting a release on VHS/DVD, I guess after Sexy Beast people want to see more of Ray.

One of the finest actors in Britain who is now really begining to shine in other countries. Grab any film you can that he's in, you won't regret it. But start at the first, rent "Scum" if you can find it in your local video store (US People) or buy it online..

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Release Date:

27 August 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dangerous Obsessions See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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