Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, Rory Cochran
Released: November 30, 2006
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 100 minutes
Story: America's endless and futile war on drugs has become one and the same with its war on terror. Reluctant undercover cop Bob Arctor (Keanu Reeves) follows orders to start spying on his friends, Jim Barris (Robert Downey Jr.), Ernie Luckman (Woody Harrelson), Donna Hawthorne (Winona Ryder) and Charles Freck (Rory Cochrane). When he is directed to step up the surveillance on himself, he is launched on a paranoid journey into the absurd, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode.

Based on legendary science-fiction author Philip K. Dick's own experiences, "A Scanner Darkly" tells the darkly comedic, caustic, but deeply tragic tale of drug use in the modern world. The film plays like a graphic novel come to life with live-action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process - a method known as interpolated rotoscoping, first employed in writer/director Richard Linklater's 2001 film "Waking Life" - to create a haunting version of America, seven years from now.
Keanu Reeves Bob Arctor
Robert Downey Jr. James Barris
Woody Harrelson Ernie Luckman
Rory Cochrane Charles Freck
Winona Ryder Donna
Sean Allen Additional Fred Scramble Suit Voice (voice)
Mitch Baker Brown Bear Lodge Host
Cliff Haby Voice from Headquarters (voice)
Steven Chester Prince Cop
Natasha Valdez Waitress
Mark Turner Additional Hank Scramble Suit Voice (voice)
Chamblee Ferguson Medical Deputy #2
Angela Rawna Medical Deputy #1
Eliza Stevens Arctor's Daughter #1
Sarah Menchaca Arctor's Daughter #2