The Dark Half

(1993)

Overview

Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic murders matching those in his pulp novels, which are soon discovered to be the work of Stark himself. Looking like a maniacal version of his counterpart, Stark is not so willing to quit the writing game – even if it means coming after Thad's wife and their baby.

  1. George A. Romero

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Stephen King

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Timothy Hutton

    Timothy Hutton

    Thad Beaumont / George Stark

  2. Amy Madigan

    Amy Madigan

    Liz Beaumont

  3. Michael Rooker

    Michael Rooker

    Sheriff Alan Pangborn

  4. Julie Harris

    Julie Harris

    Reggie DeLesseps

  5. Robert Joy

    Robert Joy

    Fred Clawson

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The Dark Half
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Status Released

Release Information

  • April 23, 1993
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $10,611,160.00

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