A Scanner Darkly


1h 40m 2006

Brief Synopsis

In the near future in Suburban Orange County, California, America's endless and futile war on drugs has become one and the same with its war on terror. Reluctant undercover cop Bob Arctor follows orders to start spying on his friends, Jim Barris, Ernie Luckman, Donna Hawthorne and Charles Freck. Whe

Film Details

Also Known As
Scanner Darkly, Through a Scanner Darkly
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
3 Arts Entertainment; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Detour Filmproduction; Eastman Kodak; Fujifilm; Kodak; Location Catering; Picturemill; Scarlet Letters; Section Eight; Technicolor; Thousand Words; Thousand Words; Warner Independent Pictures; Warner Independent Pictures
Distribution Company
Warner Independent Pictures (WIP); 20th Century Fox International; Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Warner Independent Pictures; Warner Sogefilms
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

In the near future in Suburban Orange County, California, America's endless and futile war on drugs has become one and the same with its war on terror. Reluctant undercover cop Bob Arctor follows orders to start spying on his friends, Jim Barris, Ernie Luckman, Donna Hawthorne and Charles Freck. When he is directed to step up the surveillance on himself, he is launched on a paranoid journey into the absurd, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode.

Crew

Sandra Adair

Editor

Paul Adam

Animator

Paul Ahern

Animator

Molly Ainsley

Assistant

Sterling Allen

Animator

Ethan Andrus

Sound Mixer

Kevin Ang

Animator

Jason Archer

Animation Director

The Golden Armtrio

Music

Peter Atherton

Location Manager

Gregg Barbanell

Foley Artist

Ben Bays

Animator

Paul Beck

Animation Director

Wayne Bell

Sound Effects Editor

Janey Bergam

Assistant

Paul Berolzheimer

Sound Effects Editor

Shannon Blackburn

Production Secretary

Bradley Blei

On-Set Dresser

Blue Bliss

Animator

John Bruch

Animator

John Buckley

Animator

Evan Cagle

Animator

Tod Campbell

Loader

Dominic Cancilla

Production Coordinator

Eric Cepeda

Assistant

Mike Cervantes

Animator

Jason Chalker

Animator

Ronald D Chambers

Transportation Coordinator

Denise Chamian

Casting

Lauren Casey Chapman

Assistant

Chris Chappell

Animator

Ajae Clearway

Adr/Dialogue Editor

George Clooney

Executive Producer

Randy Cole

Animator

Raymond Consing

Storyboard Artist

Ben Cosgrove

Executive Producer

Matthew Cowan

Best Boy Grip

Melita Curphy

Animator

Bruce Curtis

Production Designer

Fred Daniel

Art Department Coordinator

Erik Davis

Consultant

Gil Dean

Animal Wrangler

Nick Derington

Animator

Philip K Dick

Source Material (From Novel)

Wes Dixon

Assistant

Lisa Del Dotto

Craft Service

Matt Drake

Animator

Jennifer Drummond

Animator

Peat Duggins

Animator

Pat Duke

Animator

Ben Dunn

Animator

Colin Edlund

Craft Service

Rahab El Ewaly

Animator

Sonia Farrell

Assistant

Erin Ferguson

Coproducer

Melanie Ferguson

On-Set Dresser

Holly Louise Fisher

Animator

Melanie Fletcher

Costume Supervisor

Jennifer Fox

Executive Producer

Erick Garibay

Assistant Property Master

Michael P Garza

Animator

Michael P Garza

Main Title Design

Greg Geisler

Animator

David Gil

Assistant

Katina Gilkey

Hair Stylist

Justin Goldwater

Animator

Richard Gordoa

Visual Effects Supervisor

Leigh Green

Assistant

Sara Greene

Associate Producer

Colin Greenwood

Song

Jonathan Greenwood

Song

Erin Hagerty

Assistant

Zach Hall

Animator

Tom Hammond

Supervising Sound Editor

Tom Hammond

Supervising Sound Editor

Tom Hammond

Sound Designer

Tom Hammond

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Tom Hammond

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Tom Hammond

Sound Designer

Heather Hanna

Assistant

Charles Harrison

Assistant

Justin Hennard

Sound Effects Editor

Justin Hennard

Sound Designer

Ryan Hennessee

Animator

Marshall Hopkins

Assistant

Dean Hsieh

Animator

Katherine Isham

Assistant

Sherard Jackson

Animator

Marike Jainchill

Assistant

Kennon James

Animator

Christopher Jennings

Animator

Nathan Jensen

Animator

Tatiana Jitkoff

Assistant

Polly Johnsen

Studio Executive

Jesse Johnston

Executive

Ian Sebastian Kasnoff

Construction Coordinator

Shane F. Kelly

Director Of Photography

Susan Kirr

Unit Production Manager

Steve Krieger

Special Effects Coordinator

Sarah Lankenau

Assistant

Matt Lankes

Photography

Michael Layne

Animator

Vivian P Le

Animator

Jonathan Lethem

Consultant

Jonathan Lethem

Consultant

Stephanie Lewis

Executive

Skip Lievsay

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Stephen Light

Assistant Production Coordinator

Monique Ligons

Animator

Richard Linklater

Screenplay (Adaptation)

Amalia Litsa

Animator

Melody Lloyd

Medic

Taylor Lovell

Assistant

David Marquez

Animator

Jonathan Marshall

Animator

Scout Masterson

Casting Associate

Allegra Mccoy

Assistant

Kirsten Mcmurray

Assistant

Morgan Miles

Production Accountant

Jarrette Moats

Assistant

Buzz Moran

Music Scoring Mixer

Buzz Moran

Score Recording

Joaquin Morin

Set Decorator

Kim Murphy

Assistant

Lance Myers

Animator

Darylin Nagy

Makeup

Darylin Nagy

Hair

Edward O'brien

Song

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Katy O'connor

Animator

Harris O'malley

Animator

Tommy Pallotta

Producer

Jubal Palmer

Assistant

Vincent Palmo

Assistant Director

Ryan Parker

Animator

John Paul

Animator

John Paul

Animator

Andrew Payer

Assistant Director

Kevin Peake

Animator

Jeremy Peirson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Glenn Perkins

Animator

Kari Perkins

Costume Designer

Jason Piatt

Foley Mixer

Jerome Poynton

Post-Production

Jennifer Ramirez

Assistant

Nic Ratner

Music Supervisor

Thomas P Reidy

Animator

Michael Reyes

Assistant

Graham Reynolds

Music

Graham Reynolds

Score Recording

Robert B. Reynolds

Chief Lighting Technician

Jimmy Rich

Assistant

Kate Ridgway

Assistant

Joseph Riley

Animator

Brandon Roberts

Assistant

Christopher Roldan

Assistant Editor

Ryan Ross

Assistant

Ryan Ross

Assistant

Bob Sabiston

Animation Director

Susan Sabiston

Animator

Aaron Sacco

Animator

F Joseph Santori

Animator

Brooke Satrazemis

Script Supervisor

Steven Schaefer

Assistant

Ruedi Schick

Film Lab

Philip James Selway

Song

Beth Sepko

Casting

Leah Sharpe

Animator

Dan Shuta

Animator

Peter Simonite

Assistant Camera

John Sloss

Executive Producer

Jonah Smith

Producer

Scott Snyder

Assistant

Steven Soderbergh

Executive Producer

Craig Matthew Staggs

Animator

Sheila Steele

Casting Associate

Erwin Stoff

Producer

Jason Stout

Animator

J Michael Stovall

Animator

Tom Sturgis

Boom Operator

Kara Sutherlin

Scenic Artist

Yusef Svacina

Assistant

Michael Swanner

Sound Department

Josh Taylor

Chief Lighting Technician

Jesus F Tellez

Transportation Captain

Patrick Thornton

Animator

Jessica Tong

Assistant

Alicia Traveria

Animator

Sef Tsauousis

Assistant

Katie Tull

Assistant Director

Fernanda Valentina

Assistant

Mary Varn

Animator

Michael Veroni

Animator

Pierre Vial

On-Set Dresser

Aaron Vyvial

Key Grip

Anne Walker-mcbay

Producer

Ralph Watson

Camera Operator

Dustin Weaver

Assistant Location Manager

Tara Weaver

Production

Palmer West

Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Scanner Darkly, Through a Scanner Darkly
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
3 Arts Entertainment; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Detour Filmproduction; Eastman Kodak; Fujifilm; Kodak; Location Catering; Picturemill; Scarlet Letters; Section Eight; Technicolor; Thousand Words; Thousand Words; Warner Independent Pictures; Warner Independent Pictures
Distribution Company
Warner Independent Pictures (WIP); 20th Century Fox International; Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Warner Independent Pictures; Warner Sogefilms
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 7, 2006

Limited Release in United States July 7, 2006

Released in United States on Video December 19, 2006

Released in United States September 2006

Released in United States October 2006

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Panorama) September 1-10, 2006.

Shown at Rome Film Festival (Extra) October 13-21, 2006.

Based on the novel "A Scanner Darkly" published by Gollancz London in 1977, and written by Philip K. Dick about his own experiences.

Literary Sale Date 06/03/1997

Previously set up at Universal with Jersey Films to produce, and more recently set up at Muse Prods. with Leonardo DiCaprio starring. With DiCaprio dropping out, Warner Bros. acquired rights for $200,000 against $2 million and co-finaced the project with Thousand Words Pictures.

Film was shot live action, and then animated utilizing interpolated rotoscoping.

Released in United States Summer July 7, 2006

Limited Release in United States July 7, 2006

Released in United States on Video December 19, 2006

Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Panorama) September 1-10, 2006.)

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Rome Film Festival (Extra) October 13-21, 2006.)