The character name of "von Harbau" is an homage to Thea von Harbou, the wife of Fritz Lang and co-writer of the original 1922 Dr. Mabuse film. See more »
The initial cut of the film ran 122mins. During the post production period, Ansel Faraj cut the film down to 101mins. This version was screened at the World Premiere at Coronado Island, San Diego, Ca. After the premiere, Ansel Faraj went in and trimmed an additional 6 minutes, to give the final theatrical release version a total run time of 95mins. In 2015, a new "Final Cut" of the film was released, trimmed of 13 minutes, with a run time of 82 minutes. See more »
Hello world, may I introduce the future Spielberg, Ansel Faraj
At my age, I can't get a camera to work correctly, and then made to feel more foolish when I see the awesome work of 21-year-old Ansel Faraj and what he has captured on film. There is an old soul in that body. On such a limited budget, it's amazing how much he has packed into the plus an hour-and-a half movie. Without giving away spoilers, I can say that there is so much mystery and uncertainty in the film that it keeps you guessing all through it. Stay after the credits to see the last, and my favorite, scene in the film.
Kudos to Jerry Lacy for bringing so much evil into the title role. He is outstanding in the role of Dr. Mabuse.
Lara Parker and Kathryn Leigh Scott added to the star power of the movie, as well as old-timer, Linden Chiles.
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