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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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Things are normally quiet in this small West Virginia Town. It's picture perfect actually. But something very dark lies there just waiting to be uncovered.

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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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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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Quotes

John Barrett: Tell me about your marriage.
Mark Driscoll: I beg you pardon?
John Barrett: Well, you have a great lifestyle, an interesting job and a beautiful wife. Idyllic, I'd say.
Mark Driscoll: Idyllic, yes...
John Barrett: Idyllic, no!
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Soundtracks

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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Dark and tense with some great acting, well worth watching!
23 November 1998 | by chaz-17See all my reviews

Darkness Falls, I think that the working title of Dangerous Obsession worked better! With its small budget it lives up to the great tradition of other recent British films, not really in the Cool Britannia market(Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Full Monty) but nonetheless has a lot to offer its audience. A tense thriller which ending leaves you feeling more than satisfied, and some exceptional characters brought to life by experienced and highly talented actors, notably Ray Winstone(Nil by Mouth) and Sherilyn Fenn(Twin Peaks), all together a good watch, highly recommendable.


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