History Trivia / Darkman

23rd Apr '18 2:22:05 PM jedidarrick
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*** He also wanted to make a Batman movie (possibly a sequel to the [[Film/{{Batman}} 1989 film]]). But couldn't get rights to it either.

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*** ** He also wanted to make a Batman movie (possibly a sequel to the [[Film/{{Batman}} 1989 film]]). But couldn't get rights to it either.
13th Mar '18 1:25:07 AM Anicomicgeek
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*** He also wanted to make a Batman movie (possibly a sequel to the [[Film/{{Batman}} 1989 film]]). But couldn't get rights to it either.* FakeAmerican: The title character himself is played by Ballymena man Creator/LiamNeeson.

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*** He also wanted to make a Batman movie (possibly a sequel to the [[Film/{{Batman}} 1989 film]]). But couldn't get rights to it either.either.
* FakeAmerican: The title character himself is played by Ballymena man Creator/LiamNeeson.
12th Mar '18 8:18:29 AM AmuckCricetine
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* DivorcedInstallment: As mentioned in WhatCouldHaveBeen, it was originally written to be an adaptation of ''Radio/TheShadow''.
* FakeAmerican: The title character himself is played by Ballymena man Creator/LiamNeeson.

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* DeletedScene:
** A scene was deleted out of the final cut that involves Strack sitting on his bed in a towel, picking up a box full of gold coins, placing the coins on the bed, taking his towel off, and then jumping on the bed and writhing in ectasy on the coins, naked.
** Skip's fate remains unknown, though there is a deleted scene where Darkman kills him with his own prosthetic leg.
* DivorcedInstallment: As mentioned in WhatCouldHaveBeen, Creator/SamRaimi intended to make a film of ''Radio/TheShadow'', but created Darkman when he couldn't get the rights.
*** He also wanted to make a Batman movie (possibly a sequel to the [[Film/{{Batman}} 1989 film]]). But couldn't get rights to
it was originally written to be an adaptation of ''Radio/TheShadow''.
either.* FakeAmerican: The title character himself is played by Ballymena man Creator/LiamNeeson.Creator/LiamNeeson.
* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/SamRaimi and Creator/FrancesMcDormand clashed because of CreativeDifferences. She was allegedly very difficult to direct. Raimi said, "apparently I didn't know Fran as well as I thought I did ... The reason it was difficult was that our conception of the best movie to make differed, arguing in trying to make the best picture possible. We did come across disagreements, but they were very healthy." [=McDormand=], however, looks back fondly on the film, and she and her husband, Joel Coen, are still friends with Raimi.



* HilariousInHindsight: Peyton's talking computer starts sounding a lot like [[VideoGame/SystemShock SHODAN]] after being damaged in an explosion.



* TroubledProduction: The production suffered from behind-the-scenes troubles. The screenwriting process was grueling, and there were lengthy post-production battles with the studio. The editing process was extremely difficult, and the editor allegedly had a nervous breakdown, and left the production. The Universal executives were also rather nervous with some of the wild things in the film, and insisted they be taken out. Sam Raimi confessed that studio movie-making, as opposed to independent filmmaking, didn't fulfill him in the same way.
* UncreditedRole: Creator/TheCoenBrothers, close friends of Creator/SamRaimi, did some uncredited doctoring on the finished script.



** Creator/SamRaimi intended to make a film of ''Radio/TheShadow'', but created Darkman when he couldn't get the rights.
*** He also wanted to make a Batman movie (possibly a sequel to the [[Film/{{Batman}} 1989 film]]). But couldn't get rights to it either.



** A TV series was in development, with an unaired 30-minute pilot completed.

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** A TV series was in development, with an unaired 30-minute pilot completed.completed.
* WrittenByCastmember: Creator/LiamNeeson and Creator/FrancesMcDormand re-wrote the three love scenes they had together after he becomes Darkman.
12th Feb '18 1:12:55 AM jormis29
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* TheOtherDarrin: Arnold Vosloo for Creator/LiamNeeson in the sequels, and Christopher Bowen in the TV Pilot. This is all somewhat justifiable, because it's Darkman.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Arnold Vosloo Creator/ArnoldVosloo for Creator/LiamNeeson in the sequels, and Christopher Bowen in the TV Pilot. This is all somewhat justifiable, because it's Darkman.
7th Aug '17 5:50:24 PM Ilshan
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* HilariousInHindsight: Payton's talking computer starts sounding a lot like [[VideoGame/SystemShock SHODAN]] after being damaged in an explosion.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Payton's Peyton's talking computer starts sounding a lot like [[VideoGame/SystemShock SHODAN]] after being damaged in an explosion.
7th Aug '17 5:50:09 PM Ilshan
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* HilariousInHindsight: Payton's talking computer starts sounding a lot like [[VideoGame/SystemShock SHODAN]] after damaged in an explosion.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Payton's talking computer starts sounding a lot like [[VideoGame/SystemShock SHODAN]] after being damaged in an explosion.
7th Aug '17 5:49:26 PM Ilshan
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* HilariousInHindsight: Payton's talking computer starts sounding a lot like [[VideoGame/SystemShock SHODAN]] after damaged in an explosion.
14th Dec '16 3:44:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* OneEpisodeWonder: The abandoned TV pilot is one of the finest and most accurate examples of superheroics on live-action television.
6th Dec '16 9:53:48 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActingForTwo: In addition to playing Darkman in his final transformation at the end, Creator/BruceCampbell also voiced some of the screams of characters who fall to their deaths.



* FakeAmerican: The title character himself is played by Ballymena man Liam Neeson.

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* FakeAmerican: The title character himself is played by Ballymena man Liam Neeson.Creator/LiamNeeson.



* TheOtherDarrin: Arnold Vosloo for Liam Neeson in the sequels, and Christopher Bowen in the TV Pilot. This is all somewhat justifiable, because it's Darkman.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Arnold Vosloo for Liam Neeson Creator/LiamNeeson in the sequels, and Christopher Bowen in the TV Pilot. This is all somewhat justifiable, because it's Darkman.



** Sam Raimi intended to make a film of ''Radio/TheShadow'', but created Darkman when he couldn't get the rights.

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** Sam Raimi Creator/SamRaimi intended to make a film of ''Radio/TheShadow'', but created Darkman when he couldn't get the rights.



** Raimi wanted Creator/BruceCampbell to play Darkman in the first movie. After the studio made it clear they preferred a more well-known star, Gary Oldman and Bill Paxton were among those in the running. Campbell ''does'' play a random civilian who may have been Darkman in disguise in the last scene.

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** Raimi wanted Creator/BruceCampbell to play Darkman in the first movie. After the studio made it clear they preferred a more well-known star, Gary Oldman Creator/GaryOldman and Bill Paxton Creator/BillPaxton were among those in the running. Campbell ''does'' play a random civilian who may have been Darkman in disguise in the last scene.scene.
** Creator/JuliaRoberts was almost cast as Julie Hastings before she got the role in ''Film/PrettyWoman'' and had to be replaced. Creator/DemiMoore was also considered and Bridget Fonda auditioned.
** Creator/RichardDreyfuss and Creator/JamesCaan both turned down the role of Louis Strack Jr.
** Creator/KathyBates was originally cast as the burn doctor but backed out before filming.
15th Apr '16 10:23:18 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Julie is played by [=Frances McDormand=].
** Look really closely, and you'll see the car from the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' and ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' movies being driven by Joel and Ethan Coen.[[note]]Joel Coen is Frances [=McDormand's=] husband.[[/note]]
** Ricky is played by Ted Raimi, director Sam Raimi's brother. You may recognize him from the roughly 600 characters he played in the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' films, Joxer in ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', Alex in Film/TheGrudge, or as Hoffman from ''Film/SpiderMan1''.
** [[Series/LALaw Lenny]] is Robert G. Durant.
** Who is Darkman? [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Qui-Gon]] IS Darkman!
*** Well, him or [[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy.]] [[BandagedFace Appropriately enough.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: BridgetHoffman is the voice of Peyton/Darkman's computer.
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