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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 »

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(with acknowledgements to: the stageplay "Dangerous Obsession"), (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sally Driscoll
... John Barrett
... Mark Driscoll
... Mrs. Hayter
... Mr. Hayter
Robin McCaffrey ... Jane Barrett
... The Hitman
... Money Dealer Simpson
Andrew Dixon ... Pilot
Rebecca De-Yoxall ... Ground Stewardess
Harry Crossley ... Gardener
Denny Cain ... Sally's Cook
Helen Torlesse ... Mother
Tara Finegan ... Simpson's Daughter (as Tara Moross)
Christopher Smith ... Simpson's Son
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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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27 August 1999 (UK)  »

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Dangerous Obsessions  »

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John Barrett: It took a lot planning this meeting.
Sally Driscoll: Meeting? It's fucking kidnap!
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Roses from the South
Composed by Johann Strauss
Arranged as "The Rialto Waltz" by Martin Joustra and Andy Blythe
Performed by The Four Forte Quartet
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Tense, Taut, Heavy Drama
9 November 2011 | by See 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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