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Danika (2006)

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The story follows Danika, a woman whose fears for her children are manifested in premonitions of death and disaster. Bierko plays Tomei's husband, while Hall is her psychiatrist and confidant.

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Ariel Vromen

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Joshua Leibner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marisa Tomei ... Danika Merrick
Hannah Marks ... Lizzie Geralds
Guy Camilleri ... Man
Akuyoe Graham Akuyoe Graham ... Patricia Guilford
Ori Pfeffer ... Bank Robber #1
Jeffrey Nicholas Brown ... Bank Robber #2 (as Jeffrey Brown)
Craig Bierko ... Randy Merrick
Kyle Gallner ... Kurt Merrick
Nicki Prian ... Lauren Merrick (as Nicky Prian)
Ridge Canipe ... Brian Merrick
Regina Hall ... Dr. Evelyn Harris
Jacqueline Pinol ... Nanny
James Avery ... Teddy Johnson
Tanya Linette Smith ... Sales Lady
John Ducey ... TV Anchorman
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Storyline

Danika is a thirty-five year old overprotective mother with a beautiful family composed of her successful husband Randy, two sons - the teenager Kurt and the little Brian, and one teenager daughter - Lauren. Danika is disturbed and near a breakdown, having dark and terrifying nightmares and daydreams; distracted in her work and consequently committing mistakes; and under psychiatric treatment with Dr. Evelyn. Her problems originated when her husband cheated on her with the nanny of their children, breaking her confidence in him. The lack of attention caused by her disturbed mind leads her family into tragedy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence, language, some sexual content and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Даника See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Craig Bierko joined the cast the day before shooting began, replacing the original actor cast as Randy. See more »

Goofs

When the family is walking away from the crash the two younger kids change place from one shot to the next. See more »

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References The Ladykillers (2004) See more »

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Hey Presto ver. 1
Written by Alan Ett and William Ashford
Performed by Alan Ett and William Ashford
Published by Music Et Al (BMI)/Willowview Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of Opus 1 Music Library
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story told very well
31 December 2006 | by wrlangSee all my reviews

Danika is about a young mother whose hallucinations and reality mix together in a strange story of a life gone wrong. A great family and nice life slowly deteriorates as experiences get stranger and stranger. The perfect life starts digressing with each flask of knowledge until the audience is left with nothing. In the end, everything comes together in a powerful tale of woe. Close to the end of the end of the film you are almost guessing what actually happened, but it does surprise. Tomei does a wonderful job and it is a wonder that she is not in more mainstream films. The rest of the cast does a nice job during the film. Technically a class A- film with few continuity errors and a typical story told in a very atypical way.


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