Dark City


A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

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  1. Alex Proyas

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. Lem Dobbs


  3. David S. Goyer


Top Billed Cast

  1. Rufus Sewell

    Rufus Sewell

    John Murdoch

  2. William Hurt

    William Hurt

    Inspector Frank Bumstead

  3. Kiefer Sutherland

    Kiefer Sutherland

    Dr. Daniel P. Schreber

  4. Jennifer Connelly

    Jennifer Connelly

    Emma Murdoch

  5. Richard O'Brien

    Richard O'Brien

    Mr. Hand

  6. Ian Richardson

    Ian Richardson

    Mr. Book

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget $27,000,000.00

Revenue $27,200,316.00

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Release Information

  • February 27, 1998
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

This review is of the Director's Cut.

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