Stephen King's Desperation


3h 2006

Brief Synopsis

In the middle of the Nevada desert stands the once proud mining town of Desperation - a harmless, non-descript little community that one may briefly notice on a drive through the vast, empty desert on the way to some distant vacation destination. But something evil has taken over Desperation - its n

Film Details

Also Known As
Desperation
Release Date
2006
Location
Tucson, Arizona, USA; Bisbee, Arizona, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

Synopsis

In the middle of the Nevada desert stands the once proud mining town of Desperation - a harmless, non-descript little community that one may briefly notice on a drive through the vast, empty desert on the way to some distant vacation destination. But something evil has taken over Desperation - its name is Tak, and its mission is to eliminate anyone who gets close to stumbling upon its secret. While posing as Desperation cop Collie Entragian, Tak is able to catch his prey while surveying the nearly empty highway. Caught in his deceptive web are famous author Johnny Marinville, whose misdeeds from the past may come back to haunt him; Ralph & Ellie Carver and their son, David - whose faith may hold the key to bringing down Tak; and Mary Jackson who, with her husband, Peter, will discover a courage they never knew they had while battling the beast. Meanwhile, Johnny's aide, Steve Ames, and his traveling companion, Cynthia, find out for themselves the horror that has taken place in Desperation when they go in search of the author; and the town's veterinarian, Tom Billingsley, knows firsthand the secrets of Desperation. Everyone will soon discover that the unearthing of a long abandoned mine in Desperation awakened Tak, and his control over the desert's animals and insects make him even more invincible to the unlikely band of people who have found themselves forced to become reluctant her s, as they battle to bring down the beast and save themselves in the process

Crew

Chad Alveinson

Puppeteer

Miles Anderson

Lighting Technician

Howard Berger

Special Makeup Effects

Howard Berger

Animatronics

Joanie Blum

Script Supervisor

Ken Burton

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Robin Bush

Costume Supervisor

Marcia Calosio

Set Decorator

Lou Carlucci

Mechanical Special Effects

Kim Collea

Makeup Artist

Mark Cookson

Sound Editor

Bob Costanza

Sound Editor

Phil Dagort

Production Designer

Alfredo S Denila

Key Grip

Bruce Dunn

Associate Producer

Andrew Ellerd

Sound Editor

Cindy Franke

Production Coordinator

Jon Fudela

Puppeteer

Mick Garris

Executive Producer

Ken Glassing

Camera Operator

Sonya Henry

Sound Editor

Patrick Hogan

Sound Editor

Paul Janossy

Camera Assistant

Stan Jones

Music Editor

Fred Judkins

Sound Editor

Michelle Juskowitz

Casting Associate

Mark Kamps

Sound Editor

Stephen King

Executive Producer

Stephen King

Source Material

Stephen King

Teleplay

Lynn Kressel

Casting Director

Kevin Larosa

Aerial Unit

Jason Lezama

Dialogue Editor

Maggie Mcfarland

Costume Supervisor

Michael Mcginn

Location Manager

Patrick Mcmahon

Editor

Peter Merwin

Assistant Director

Todd Murakami

Sound Editor

Warden Neil

Costume Designer

Otto Nemenz

Camera

Greg Nicotero

Animatronics

Greg Nicotero

Special Makeup Effects

Brian Thomas Nist

Sound Editor

Karen O'toole

Production Coordinator

Luis Patino

Post-Production Supervisor

Andre Perreault

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lisa Pi±ero-amses

Sound Mixer

Nicholas Pike

Music

Marc Pollon

Assistant Editor

Robert Arturo Ramirez

Sound Editor

Steven Schalk

Property Master

Christian Sebaldt

Director Of Photography

Mark Sennet

Executive Producer

David Shafer

Transportation Coordinator

Tina Sims

Hair Stylist

David Sosna

Assistant Director

Rick Steele

Sound Editor

Richard Taylor

Supervising Sound Editor

Henry Tirl

Camera Operator

Kelly Van Horn

Producer

Kelly Van Horn

Unit Production Manager

Mike Walsh

Camera Assistant

Jason Weil

Art Director

Glen Wiler

Stunt Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Desperation
Release Date
2006
Location
Tucson, Arizona, USA; Bisbee, Arizona, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for two 2006 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, or Movie (Philip Dagort, Jason Weil and Marcia Calosio), by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Aired in United States May 23, 2006

Project was originally in development with MPCA.

Charles Durning replaced Cliff Robertson in the role of "Tom."

Aired in USA on ABC network May 23, 2006

Began shooting November 2, 2004, and completed shooting December 16, 2004.