A Scanner Darkly (2006)

R   |    |  Animation, Crime, Drama

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An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

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  • Keanu Reeves at an event for A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  • Robert Downey Jr. at an event for A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  • Keanu Reeves in A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  • Keanu Reeves in A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  • Robert Downey Jr. at an event for A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  • Robert Downey Jr. in A Scanner Darkly (2006)

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Richard Linklater


Philip K. Dick (novel), Richard Linklater (screenplay)

Did You Know?


A theme of bears can be noticed in the film: the meeting at the start is of the Brown Bear Lodge; a California state flag (with a bear on it) is seen in Arctor's house; Arctor's name appears to be derived from "Ursus arctos", the scientific name for... ...


Freck: I looked them up. They're aphids. They're in my hair, on my skin, in my lungs. And the pain, Barris, it's unreasonable. They're all over the place. Oh, they've completely gotten Millie too.


(at around 10 mins) Arctor's residence, on the computer screen, is shown as Anahiem, California, a misspelling of Anaheim. The associated zip code, 98345 is for Keyport, Washington.

Crazy Credits

At the start of the ending credits, the following text appears: This has been a story about people who were punished entirely too much for what they did. I loved them all. Here is a list, to whom I dedicate my love: To Gaylene, deceased To Ray, deceased To Francy, permanent psychosis To Kathy, permanent brain damage To Jim, deceased To Val, massive permanent brain damage To Nancy, permanent psychosis To Joanne, permanent brain damage To Maren, deceased To Nick, deceased To Terry, deceased To Dennis, deceased To Phil, permanent pancreatic damage To Sue, permanent vascular damage To Jerri, permanent psychosis and vascular damage ...and so forth In memoriam. These were comrades whom I had; There are no better. They remain in my mind, and the enemy will never be forgiven. The "enemy" was their mistake in playing. Let them play again, in some other way, and let them be happy. Philip K. Dick


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Animation | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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