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The Dark Half Details

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Marking the first collaboration between horror legends George A. Romero and Stephen King since 1982's Stephen King, this moody, atmospheric adaptation of King'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. King's story revolves around successful author Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton), 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 Hutton). 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 (Amy Madigan) 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

  • Release date:April 23, 1993

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
Timothy Hutton
as George Stark
Larry John Meyers
as Doc Pritchard
Christina Romero
as Little Girl
Rohn Thomas
as Dr. Albertson
Christine Forrest
as Trudy Wiggins
Nardi Novak
as Pangborn's Receptionist
Zachary Mott
as Norris Ridgewick
William Cameron
as Officer Hamilton
David W. Butler
as Trooper #1
Curt Debor
as Trooper #2
Drinda La Lumia
as Dodie
Lamont Arnold
as NYC Cop #1
Bruce Kirkpatrick
as Officer #1
David Earle
as Officer #2
Jeff Monahan
as Wes
Jeff Howell
as Dave
J. Michael Hunter
as Garrison
Nardi Novak
as Pangborn's Receptionist
Jeff Howell
as Dave
David W. Butler
as Trooper #1
Jeff Monahan
as Wes
Bruce Kirkpatrick
as Officer #1
William Cameron
as Officer Hamilton
Zachary Mott
as Norris Ridgewick
Christina Romero
as Little Girl
David Earle
as Officer #2
Timothy Hutton
as George Stark
Curt Debor
as Trooper #2
Drinda La Lumia
as Dodie
Rohn Thomas
as Dr. Albertson
Christine Forrest
as Trudy Wiggins
Larry John Meyers
as Doc Pritchard
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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