Dark City

Dark City (1998)

Genres - Crime, Fantasy, Mystery-Suspense, Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Arthouse Science Fiction Film, Dystopian Film, Film Noir, Neo-Noir  |   Release Date - Feb 27, 1998  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Dark City is a 1998 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was written by Proyas, Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer. The film stars Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, and William Hurt. Sewell plays John Murdoch, an amnesiac man who finds himself suspected of murder. Murdoch attempts to discover his true identity and clear his name while on the run from the police and a mysterious group known only as the "Strangers".

The majority of the film was shot at Fox Studios Australia. It was jointly produced by New Line Cinema and Mystery Clock Cinema. New Line Cinema distributed the theatrical release. The film premiered in the United States on February 27, 1998. The film was nominated for Hugo and Saturn Awards. For the theatrical release, the studio was concerned that the audience would not understand the film and asked Proyas to add an explanatory voice-over narration to the introduction. A director's cut was released in 2008, restoring and preserving Proyas's original artistic vision for the film. Some critics have noted its similarities and possible influence on the Matrix series, which came out a year later.

Movie Info

Budget

$27,000,000

Box Office

$27,200,316

Tags

Alien Race, Beach, Casper Van Dien, Chaos, Crow, Cult, Cyberpunk, Dark, Duel, Dystopia, Experiment, Fugitive, Future, Justice, Manipulation, Memory, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Neo-noir, Paranoia, Retrofuturism, Serial Killer, Sherilyn Fenn, Sleep, Soul, Space/Aliens, Spiritual/Religious, Stranger, Tech Noir

Attributes

Filming Location: Sydney
Subject: amnesia, extraterrestrial life, flying saucer, human nature, identity, memory, personal identity, soul

Alternate Titles

Cidade das Sombras
BR
Cidade Misteriosa
PT
Cité obscure
CA
Ciudad en tinieblas
AR, MX
Dark City
AU, BE, CA, FR, DE, HU, IN, IT, JP, ES, GB, US
Dark city
FI
Dark City & Spawn: Tupla
FI
Dark city - varjojen kaupunki
FI
Dark City: Mroczne miasto
PL
Dark Empire
US
Dark World
US
Gizemli şehir
TR
Grad tame
HR
Mesto teme
SI
Mračni grad
RS
Mroczne miasto
PL
Orasul intunecat
RO
Pimeduse linn
EE
Skoteini poli
GR
Smrtihlav
CZ, SK
Tamsos miestas
LT
Σκοτεινή πόλη
GR
Градът на мрака
BG
Мрачни град
RS
Темна імперія
UA
Темне місто
UA
Темний світ
UA
Тёмный город
RU
ダークシティ
JP
极光追杀令
HK
極光追殺令
TW
다크 시티
KR