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The Dark Half Details

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Marking the first collaboration between horror legends [[Performer~P108784~George A. Romero~georgearomero]] and [[Performer~P97473~Stephen King~stephenking]] since 1982's [[Feature~V11494~Creepshow~creepshow]], this moody, atmospheric adaptation of [[Performer~P97473~King~stephenking]]'s novel was actually completed in 1991, but the highly-publicized bankruptcy of its distributor Orion Pictures in that same year nearly doomed The Dark Half to distribution limbo. [[Performer~P97473~King~stephenking]]'s story revolves around successful author Thad Beaumont ([[Performer~P34188~Timothy Hutton~timothyhutton]]), whose popularity on the college circuit owes a great deal to the financial success of a series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of "George Stark." When he decides to cast aside his disreputable alter-ego by "killing" Stark off in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic murders matching those in his pulp novels, which are discovered to be the work of Stark himself (also played by [[Performer~P34188~Hutton~timothyhutton]]). Looking like a maniacal white-trash version of his counterpart, Stark is not so willing to quit the writing game -- even if it means coming after Thad's wife ([[Performer~P44507~Amy Madigan~amymadigan]]) and their baby. It's only a matter of time before suspicions turn to Thad, who is the only one who knows the real origins of his hideous twin. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast

Timothy Hutton
as Thad Beaumont
Amy Madigan
as Liz Beaumont
Michael Rooker
as Sheriff Alan Pangborn
Julie Harris
as Reggie DeLesseps
Robert Joy
as Fred Clawson
Chelsea Field
as Annie Pangborn
Kent Broadhurst
as Mike Donaldson
Beth Grant
as Shayla Beaumont
Rutanya Alda
as Miriam Cowley
Tom Mardirosian
as Rick Cowley
Glenn Colerider
as Homer Gamache
Royal Dano
as Digger Holt
Bruce Kirkpatrick
as Officer #1
William Cameron
as Officer Hamilton
Jeff Monahan
as Wes
David W. Butler
as Trooper #1
Nardi Novak
as Pangborn's Receptionist
J. Michael Hunter
as Garrison
Jeff Howell
as Dave
Larry John Meyers
as Doc Pritchard
Drinda La Lumia
as Dodie
Rohn Thomas
as Dr. Albertson
Christine Forrest
as Trudy Wiggins
Curt Debor
as Trooper #2
Christina Romero
as Little Girl
David Earle
as Officer #2
Zachary Mott
as Norris Ridgewick
Timothy Hutton
as George Stark
Lamont Arnold
as NYC Cop #1

Crew

George A. Romero
Director
Declan Baldwin
Producer
Stephen King
Book Author
George A. Romero
Screenwriter
Tony Pierce-Roberts
Cinematographer
Christopher Young
Composer (Music Score)
James C. Feng
Production Designer
Christine Romero
Associate Producer
George A. Romero
Executive Producer
Barbara Anderson
Costume Designer
Peter Kuran
Special Effects
Tom Dubensky
First Assistant Director
Nicholas C. Mastandrea
First Assistant Director
John Vulich
Makeup
Jeannee Josefczyk
Makeup
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