Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake
The film stars Liam Neeson as Peyton Westlake, a scientist who is attacked and left for dead by a ruthless mobster, Durant after his girlfriend, an attorney runs afoul of a corrupt developer. Westlake survives, but is left with burns over most of his body. While hospitalized as a comatose John Doe, he is unwittingly subjected to a radical treatment that destroys the nerve endings connected to his skin, neutralizing his ability to sense physical pain but increasing his brain's emotional output to compensate. Now half-crazed, Westlake escapes the hospital and decides to get revenge on the criminals who took his life away, but now as a masked vigilante, known as Darkman.
Darkman II: The Return of Durant, Darkman III: Die Darkman Die
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