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Split (1989)

Unrated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 24 March 1989 (USA)
Sci-fi story about a man (Timothy Dwight) on the run from a Big Brother-like security force.

Director:

Chris Shaw

Writers:

Chris Shaw, Joan Bechtel (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Dwight Timothy Dwight ... Starker
Joan Bechtel Joan Bechtel ... Susan / Woman in Gallery
John J. Flynn John J. Flynn ... The Artist (as John Flynn)
Chris Shaw Chris Shaw ... Agency Director
John Martel John Martel ... Agent #1
Jack Wiley Jack Wiley ... Agent #2
Barbara Horscraft Barbara Horscraft ... Cafe Customer
Debra Gordon ... Cafe Customer
Rusty Lapioli Rusty Lapioli ... Cafe Worker
Ray Bancharian Ray Bancharian ... Cafe Bouncer
Jim Yates Jim Yates ... Transient
George Amis George Amis ... Art Critic
Rod Schoenlank Rod Schoenlank ... Art Critic
Wendy Bowers Wendy Bowers ... Woman in Gallery (as Wendy Bower)
Rebecca Rae Adams Rebecca Rae Adams ... Woman in Gallery (as Rebecca Adams)
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Sci-fi story about a man (Timothy Dwight) on the run from a Big Brother-like security force.

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It's the cracked ones that let the light into the world

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tudathasadás See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Cruz, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Starker Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

His bit part as the evangelist became the final film appearance for Gene Evans. See more »

Quotes

Starker: Look! It's a straw!
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Connections

References Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) See more »

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A cult classic available now on Amazon
12 March 2012 | by bopinteaSee all my reviews

In 1989, Split, a psychedelic social satire, premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, inspiring groups of filmgoers to spontaneously don robes in imitation of those worn by devotees of the sweet-and-low-snorting prophet-hero in Split. When the film opened in U.S and European art-house theaters, reviewers' reactions diverged wildly from fresh, stimulating and brilliant, to crude, loud, and pompous, with almost none in between. Since then, better-known films have siphoned from Split's prodigious display of imagination. However, Split itself has lived on only through the trading of extremely rare, worn VHS copies among a miniscule cult of devotees...


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