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The war on drugs has been lost, and when a reluctant undercover cop is ordered to spy on those he is closest to, the toll that the mission takes on his sanity is too great to comprehend in director Richard Linklater's rotoscoped take on Philip K. Dick's classic novel. With stratospheric concern over national security prompting paranoid government officials to begin spying on citizens, trust is a luxury and everyone is a suspected criminal until proven otherwise. Bob Arctor (Keanu Reeves) is a narcotics officer who is issued an order to spy on his friends and report back to headquarters. In addition to being a cop, though, Arctor is also an addict. His drug of choice is a ubiquitous street drug called Substance D, a drug known well for producing split personalities in its users. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:July 7, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Austin Film Critics Richard Linklater Austin Film Award 2006 Winner

Cast

Keanu Reeves
as Bob Arctor
Robert Downey, Jr.
as James 'Jim' Barris
Woody Harrelson
as Ernie Luckman
Winona Ryder
as Donna Hawthorn
Rory Cochrane
as Charles Freck
Mitch Baker
as Brown Bear Lodge Host
Cliff Haby
as Voice From Headquarters
Steven Chester Prince
as Cop
Natasha Valdez
as Waitress
Mark Turner
as Additional Hank Scramble Suit Voice
Chamblee Ferguson
as Medical Deputy 2
Angela Rawna
as Medical Deputy 1
Eliza Stevens
as Arctor's Daughter
Sarah Menchaca
as Arctor's Daughter
Melody Chase
as Arctor's Wife
Leif Anders
as Freck Suicide Narrator
Turk Pipkin
as Creature
Alexander Jones
as Street Prophet
Wilbur Penn
as Medical Officer
Ken Webster
as Medical Officer
Hugo Perez
as New Path Staff Member
Dameon Clarke
as Mike
Christopher Ryan
as New Path Residents
Leila Plummer
as New Path Resident
Marco Perella
as Donald

Crew

Richard Linklater
Director
Jonah Smith
Producer
Tom Pallotta
Producer
Erwin Stoff
Producer
Anne Walker-McBay
Producer
Palmer West
Producer
Philip K. Dick
Book Author
Richard Linklater
Screenwriter
Shane F. Kelly
Cinematographer
Graham Reynolds
Composer (Music Score)
Nic Ratner
Musical Direction/Supervision
Sandra Adair
Editor
Bruce Curtis
Production Designer
Erin Ferguson
Co-producer
Sara Greene
Associate Producer
Ben Cosgrove
Executive Producer
John Sloss
Executive Producer
Jennifer Fox
Executive Producer
Steven Soderbergh
Executive Producer
George Clooney
Executive Producer
Joaquin Morin
Set Decorator
Kari Perkins
Costume Designer
Justin Hennard
Sound/Sound Designer
Ethan Andrus
Sound/Sound Designer
Vince Palmo
First Assistant Director
Jason Stout
Animator
Peat Duggins
Animator
Dean Hsieh
Animator
Benny Dunn
Animator
Michael Veroni
Animator
Leah Sharpe
Animator
Amalia Litsa
Animator
Justin Goldwater
Animator
Jason Chalker
Animator
Zach Hall
Animator
Patty Duke
Animator
Susan Sabiston
Animator
Paul Adam
Animator
Kennon James
Animator
Greg Geisler
Animator
Aaron Sacco
Animator
Glenn Perkins
Animator
John Bruch
Animator
Sherard Jackson
Animator
Melita Curphy
Animator
Ryan Hennessee
Animator
Alicia Traveria
Animator
Kevin Ang
Animator
Lorin Wood
Animator
Paul Ahern
Animator
Dan Shuta
Animator
Denise Chamian
Casting
Darylin Nagy
Department Head Hair
Darylin Nagy
Makeup
Stefan Wilcox
Properties Master
Jeremy Pierson
Re-Recording Mixer
Susan Kirr
Unit Production Manager
Brooke Satrazemis
Script Supervisor
Peter Atherton
Location Manager
Richard Gordoa
Visual Effects Supervisor
Dominic Cancilla
Production Coordinator
Katina Gilkey
Hair Styles
Bob Sabiston
Animation Director
Skip Lievsay
Re-Recording Mixer
Jason Archer
Animation Director
The Picture Mill
Title Design
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