Dark Half

Directed By: George A. Romero Starring: Timothy Hutton

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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.


Studio MGM
SKU 40118982
UPC 027616786623
UPC 14 00027616786623
Format DVD
Release Date 7/17/2001
Rating Rating
Based On A Novel
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
Plot Summary
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.
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
George A. Romero
Timothy Hutton
Cast & Crew
Robert Joy - Star
Rutanya Alda - Star
Julie Harris - Star
Beth Grant - Star
Royal Dano - Star
Amy Madigan - Star
Michael Rooker - Star
Timothy Hutton - Star
Stephen King - Story
George A. Romero - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1993
Catalog ID 907866
UPC 00027616786623
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 122 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), French, Subtitled, Behind the Scenes Footage, Theatrical Version, Trailers

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