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This long-delayed science fiction thriller from director Gary Fleder was actually filmed prior to his box-office hit Don't Say a Word (2001), which preceded it in theaters by several months. Based on a 1953 short story by Philip K. Dick, the film shares that schizophrenic author's long-running obsessions with concealed identity and humanity's potential inferiority to alternative life forms. Gary Sinise stars as Spencer John Olham, a respected government scientist in the year 2079 trying to devise a secret weapon that will help his fellow humans win a decade-long war with invading aliens that are cloning human subjects and using the replicas as walking time bombs. Suddenly, Olham is accused of being an alien spy and a nationwide manhunt to capture him ensues. With even his doctor wife (Madeleine Stowe) unsure that she can trust him, Olham must uncover the truth on his own, even as he's relentlessly pursued by Hathaway (Vincent D'Onofrio), a federal agent charged with destroying the clones. Imposter has a complicated history, originally produced in early 2000 as a 30-minute short to be included in an anthology entitled "The Light Years Trilogy," a project that never got off the ground. So impressed was Dimension Films with the completed piece, however, that the footage was incorporated into a new feature version. That film was then shuffled around the release schedule for more than a year as effects were completed, reshoots were ordered, and the film was recut for a PG-13 rating instead of its original R. The R-rated "director's cut" was later released on DVD. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:January 4, 2002

Cast

Gary Sinise
as Spencer Oldham
Madeleine Stowe
as Maya Olham
Vincent D'Onofrio
as Hathaway
Tony Shalhoub
as Nelson Gittes
Tim Guinee
as Dr. Carone
Mekhi Phifer
as Cale
Lindsay Crouse
as Chancellor
Elizabeth Peña
as Midwife
Diane Mizota
as Receptionist
John Gatins
as Patient - Soldier
Rachel Luttrell
as Scan room nurse
Ivana Milicevic
as Gang girl
Morty Coyle
as Kissing Couple Man
Veena Bidasha
as Frowning Nurse
Adam Rodriguez
as Trooper #1
Burt Bulos
as Newscaster #3
Kimberly Scott
as Comms officer
Dwayne Wycoff
as Esa Soldier
Jonell Kennedy
as screaming nurse
Bayani Ison
as Squad leader
Gary Dourdan
as Captain Burke
Elizabeth Kate
as Maya look-alike
Julie Vitz
as Typox Child
Scott Burkholder
as Jack Stoller
Judy Jean Berns
as Disgruntled Woman
Greg Serand
as Gang boy #1
Arly Jover
as Newscaster #2
Una Damon
as Local newscaster
Maury Sterling
as Comms Tech
Melinda Ramos Renna
as Reporter
Golden Brooks
as Cale's Sister
Brian Brophy
as Military Official
Giovanni Sirchia
as Trooper #3
Malea McGuinness
as Screeming nurse
Ted King
as RMR Operator
Mac Sinise
as Young Spence
Shane Brolly
as Lieutenant Burrows
Tracey Walter
as Mr. Siegel
Erica Gimpel
as Newscaster
Ellen Bradley
as Nursing Mothing

Crew

Gary Fleder
Director
Gary Fleder
Producer
Jennifer Fong
Producer
Gary Sinise
Producer
Daniel Lupi
Producer
Martin F. Katz
Producer
Ehren Kruger
Screenwriter
Mark Protosevich
Screenwriter
Scott Rosenberg
Screenwriter
Caroline Case
Screenwriter
Robert Elswit
Cinematographer
Rick Bota
Cinematographer
David Schulhof
Musical Direction/Supervision
Mark Isham
Composer (Music Score)
Bob Ducsay
Editor
Armen Minasian
Editor
Daniel Strange
Editor
Nelson Coates
Production Designer
Kent Demaine
Art Director
Kevin Jay Cozen
Art Director
Cary Granat
Co-producer
Andrew Rona
Co-producer
Michael Zoumas
Co-producer
Michael Phillips
Executive Producer
Cary Granat
Executive Producer
Dobbie Schiff
Executive Producer
Michael Zoumas
Executive Producer
Colin de Rouin
Set Designer
Harry E. Otto
Set Designer
Fanee Aaron
Set Designer
Anne McCulley
Set Decorator
Abigail Murray
Costume Designer
James Sbardellati
First Assistant Director
Steve Love
First Assistant Director
Brett Paton
Animator
Steve Arguello
Animator
Johnny Carls
Camera Operator
Sam Maloof
Stunts
Tony Boggs
Stunts
Elle Alexander
Stunts
John Meier
Stunts
Tom Bruggeman
Stunts
Phil Culotta
Stunts
Jared Eddo
Stunts
John Rottger
Stunts
Kim Koski
Stunts
Mark Hicks
Stunts
Danny Wong
Stunts
Hal Burton
Stunts
Pat Romano
Stunts
Toby Holguin
Stunts
Bobby Aldridge
Stunts
Brian Burrows
Stunts
Cheryl Lawson
Stunts
Eddie Braun
Stunts
Janie Liszweski
Stunts
Cliff Happy
Stunts
Bruce Babor
Stunts
Chino Binamo
Stunts
Tim Warner
Stunts
Charlie Picerni
Stunts
Debby Haberstad
Stunts
Ritchie Copenhaver
Stunts
Maguerite Happy
Stunts
Irving Lewis
Stunts
April Weeden-Washington
Stunts
Kevin Jackson
Stunts
James Lew
Stunts
Erik Stabenau
Stunts
Steve Picerni
Stunts
Jeff Habberstad
Stunts
Andy Cheng
Stunts
Richard Schexnayder
Sound Mixer
Heidi Levitt
Casting
John Papsidera
Casting
Steve Maslow
Sound Mixer
Javier Arrieta
Key Costumer
Laurel Klick
Visual Effects Supervisor
Mike Currie
Production Assistant
Rich Stickler
Second Assistant Director
Hamilton Sterling
Sound Effects Director
Clay Pinney
Special Effects Coordinator
Darren Le Gallo
Art Department Assistant
Linda S. Cormany
Key Costumer
Dobbie Schiff
Digital Effects
Elizabeth Ludwick
Script Supervisor
Chris Portugal
Grip
Mark Mangini
Supervising Sound Editor
Michelle Vittone-McNeil
Makeup
Ruth Hasty
Post Production Supervisor
Kevin MacCarthy
Storyboard Artist
Danny Bress
Production Assistant
Michele Carmel
Production Coordinator
Peter Merwin
Second Assistant Director
Robert Lackey
Electrician
Steve Genewick
Recording
Todd Masters
Makeup Special Effects
Terry J. Leonard
Stunts Coordinator
Danielle Wright
Post Production Coordinator
Deborah Wuliger
Unit Publicist
Wendy O'Brien-Livingstone
Casting Associate
Philip K. Dick
Short Story Author
Steve Borgese
Greensman
John Cucci
Foley Artist
Kevin Hyman
Executive in Charge of Production
Mark Hansson
Second Assistant Director
Don Coufal
Boom Operator
Eric Wolfson-Sagot
Electrician
Dana McClure
Production Assistant
Amy Elise Roberts
Key Costumer
Pat E. Johnson
Fights Choreographer
Shannon Petska
Assistant Production Coordinator
Zara Altbach
Casting Assistant
Lee Sbardellati
Production Assistant
Matt Bilski
Assistant Production Coordinator
David Witz
Line Producer
Donald Flick
Sound Effects Director
Caryn Marcus
Assistant Properties
Joseph Grossberg
Visual Effects Producer
Howell Gibbons
Sound Effects Director
Shawn Whelan
Grip
Benjamin Garvik
Production Assistant
Jennifer Lobban
Second Assistant Accountant
Joshua Marks
Production Accountant
Nick Beaird
Grip
Rick Bota
Second Unit Camera
Sonny Pettijohn
Assistant Sound Editor
Susan Norkin
Visual Effects Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Co-Executive Producer
Jeff Olson
Visual Effects Producer
Andrew Reeder
Assistant Art Director
Brad Kuehn
Visual Effects Supervisor
Charlie Paakkari
Recording
Daniel Lupi
Unit Production Manager
David Witz
Unit Production Manager
Donovan Dear
Boom Operator
Duane Katz
Electrician
Alison Cannon
Production Accountant
Nick Rymond
Set Dresser
Bob Weinstein
Co-Executive Producer
Jonathan Stone
Visual Effects Producer
Eric Wycoff
Best Boy Electric
James Plannette
Chief Lighting Technician
Anthony Mollicone
Grip
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