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Dark Half (1993)

Director: George A. Romero     Starring: Timothy Hutton
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40118982
UPC: 027616786623
UPC 14: 00027616786623
Rating: Game Rating Code
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This film pits a successful author against one of his own creations: his crafty, rugged and murderous alter ego. Special features: behind-the scenes booklet and theatrical trailer.
Editor's Note
Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton) is a happily married family man with a successfully two-faced career as a writer. On the one hand, he publishes respected but poorly-selling scholarly works under his own name. It is under the name George Stark, however, that he sells millions of books with his signature strain of extremely violent action novels. When Thad makes the decision to write only under his own name, he stages a PR-friendly burial for his pen name which receives prominent media coverage. After this event, it's not long before townspeople somehow connected to Thad start turning up dead, with all clues pointing to the unassuming author. Is there a second party trying to frame Thad? Could the murders be somehow connected to the fragments of a undeveloped twin removed from Thad's brain when he was a boy? When the sheriff (Michael Rooker) finds Thad's fingerprints at the crime scenes, the unsuspecting author's life spins increasingly out of control. Director George Romero adapts frequent collaborator Stephen King's 1989 best-seller into a tight mainstream thriller with a fine dual performance from Hutton.
Features
Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), French, Subtitled, Behind the Scenes Footage, Theatrical Version, Trailers
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: MGM
Video Release Date Release Date: 7/17/2001
Video Play Time Running Time: 122 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1993
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 907866
Video UPC UPC: 00027616786623
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Robert Joy
Video Cast Info Rutanya Alda
Video Cast Info Julie Harris
Video Cast Info Beth Grant
Video Cast Info Royal Dano
Video Cast Info Amy Madigan
Video Cast Info Michael Rooker
Video Cast Info Timothy Hutton
Video Cast Info Stephen King - Story
Video Cast Info George A. Romero - Director
Plot Summary
In director George A. Romero's THE DARK HALF, based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, author Thad Beaumont sees his very normal family life turn upside down when his nom de plume takes on an identity of its own and commits a series of violent murders.

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...An exceptionally entertaining film....Outdistances every other King adaptation [besides THE SHINING]..." 04/23/1993 p.C10

Variety
"...It certainly ranks as one of the top King adaptations..." 04/26/1993

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