animated movie A Scanner Darkly © Warner Independant Pictures / Thousand Words / Section Eight Ltd
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A Scanner Darkly

Bob Arctor is a narcotics detective who, in his undercover role is a user and dealer of the highly addictive and dangerous narcotic 'Substance D'. Arctor's personality fragments as a result of the drug, and reality breaks down when his 'real life' persona is put on the case of his drug-dealing persona. Effectively he has to spy on himself.

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Settle in; this will probably go forever. I so much wanted this to be a great film. Philip K. Dick is one of my heroes and I have been perpetually...
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Thank you, Athena. Thank you so very, very much. While I was watching this movie, I wondered if I was the only one who wasn't getting what the...
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I have never read Philip K. Dick's novel upon which this film is based. I have also never taken any mind altering substances so I couldn't tell you if this...
Created by: Warner Independant Pictures, Thousand Words, Section Eight Ltd
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Keanu Reeves ... Bob Arctor, Fred
Winona Ryder ... Donna
Woody Harrelson ... Luckman
Dameon Clarke ... Mike
Rory Cochrane ... Freck
Robert Downey Jr. ... Barris
Melody Chase ... Arctor's Wife
Marco Perella ... Donald
Jason Douglas ... 'New Path' farm manager
Heather Kafka ... 'New Path' girl
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Executive Producers: John Sloss and Steven Soderbergh
Writing Credits: Richard Linklater
Animated by: Bob Sabiston
Based on: The novel by Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick regarded this novel as deeply personal, and the film has been made with the cooperation and approval of his family.

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