Trivia: During a scene in the movie, Darkman cries out "JULIE.". The voice of Darkman for this scene was not done by Liam Neeson, but was in fact done by Bruce Campbell. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkman#Darkman_Trivia

Trivia: Director John Landis and actress Jenny Agutter both have cameos in this movie as doctors. And let us not forget that John Landis directed An American Werewolf in London and Jenny Agutter starred in it. Jenny Agutter is not credited at the end of Darkman, only John Landis is.

Trivia: Sam Raimi wanted Bruce Campbell to star, but was overruled. There are clear similarities between Liam Neeson's performance and Bruce Campbell's decomposed alter-ego in Army of Darkness (and as anyone with a brain knows NOW, Bruce Campbell is a genius who could have played the role perfectly).

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Trivia: Footage from Darkman's psychedelic "freakouts" (in particular, the animated footage of nerve-endings "firing off") was re-used in another of director Sam Raimi's films- 2002's "Spider-Man." (Although the footage was digitally altered to change the colors and add CGI spiders to the shot).

Trivia: Co-Writer Ivan Raimi has a cameo as a doctor in the film, in the same scene in which John Landis and Jenny Agutter also cameo. (He's the doctor who is front and center in the frame after Agutter says the line "I'd give him a nine on the 'buzzard scale.'") In addition to being a part-time screenwriter, Ivan is actually also a doctor in real life.


Trivia: During the sequence in which Darkman/Peyton is hanging from a helicopter, he is slammed into by a beige car at one point. This is director Sam Raimi's Delta 88 Oldsmobile, which he has put in almost every one of his films. For added bonus, we briefly see two men driving the car (who are seen screaming as they are about to hit Darkman). They are the famed directors Joel and Ethan Cohen in a cameo, as they are friends with Sam Raimi.

Other mistake: At the carnival, you can see an African-American man staring at the camera for a while. I am unsure if he is a crew-member watching over the scene, or if he is just an extra trying to get onscreen.

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Suggested correction: He isn't staring at the camera. He's glancing over at Peyton and Julie as they are joyously dancing upon exiting the ferris wheel.

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Darkman: I'm everyone. And no one. Everywhere. Nowhere. Call me...Darkman.

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Question: When Peyton wakes up in the hospital, images suddenly appear. What exactly is the significance of the light bulb shattering and the little marionette with the huge head supposed to represent?

Answer: It's just psychedelic imagery to try and show his fragile state of mind and how he's losing it. The shattering light-bulb is likely to show that his mind is "shattering" (as light-bulbs appearing above someone's head are often used to signify brains/ideas in fictional, particularly cartoons), and the marionette "dancing" is the first part of the recurring motif in which he sees himself as a "freak." (Which is paid off later when he starts singing a demented song about "Paying five bucks to see the dancing freak!").

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