Deborah Kara Unger (born May 12, 1964 or 1963 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian actress. Before becoming an actress, she studied economics and philosophy at University of British Columbia. She later became the first Canadian to be accepted into Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art. Her mother is a real estate agent and father is a gynaecologist. When Unger is not working, she resides in either Vancouver or Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Silent Hill is a 2006 horror film directed by Christophe Gans and written by Roger Avary. The story is an adaptation of the Silent Hill series of survival horror games created by Konami. The film, particularly its emotional and aesthetic content as well as its creature design, includes elements from Silent Hill, Silent Hill 2, and Silent Hill 3.The film follows a mother who takes her troubled daughter to Silent Hill, the town the girl cries out for while sleepwalking. After being knocked unconscious in a car crash outside the town, she awakens to find her daughter missing and the town engulfed in a parallel reality of fog and falling ash. While searching for her daughter, she faces surreal reality shifts and suffering creatures while uncovering her daughter's connections to the town's dark secrets.
The film starts with Rose and husband Christopher Da Silva (Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean) rescuing their troubled, adopted daughter Sharon (Jodelle Ferland) from sleepwalking near a cliff....,
88 Minutes is a movie starring Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Benjamin McKenzie and Deborah Kara Unger. The film began filming in the Vancouver area on October 8, 2005 and wrapped in December 2005. The film was released in various territories during 2007, but is not expected to be released in the U.S. until 2008.
The movie introduces Dr. Jack Gramm (Pacino), a university professor and forensic psychiatrist for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who with his staff and students are celebrating the conviction of a serial killer, the Seattle Slayer. He is shown dancing and drinking, the next morning he wakes up and finds himself with Sara Pollard, the girl he came home with the previous night. He then dresses for work while Sara makes him breakfast, and receives a call from his secretary Shelly - Frank Parks an FBI investigator (William Forsythe), tells him that there has been a murder, in the style of the Seattle Slayer.
Dr. Gramm leaves for office in a taxi where he meets...,
White Noise is a 2005 drama/supernatural horror film, directed by Geoffrey Sax and produced by Brightlight Pictures. The title refers to electronic voice phenomena (EVP), where voices, which some believe to be from the "other side," can be heard on audio recordings. The film is not related to the postmodern novel White Noise by Don DeLillo.A sequel entitled White Noise: The Light was released in January 2007.Jonathan Rivers (played by Michael Keaton) is a successful architect, and lives a peaceful life with his wife Anna (played by Chandra West), until her unexpected and violent death. Eventually, he is contacted by Raymond Price (played by Ian McNeice), who claims that his son has also died, and that he has recorded messages from Anna through EVP. While Jonathan is initially dismissive, he begins to believe that the recorded voice is indeed that of his wife. He becomes obsessed with trying to contact her himself, despite warnings from a psychic who tries to tell him how the recording...,
Fear X is a 2003 psychological thriller directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident, Harry (Turturro), prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.(Listed Chronologically)...,
The Hurricane is a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington. It purports to be the true story of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose conviction for triple murder was set aside after he had spent almost twenty years in prison, but was widely criticized for inaccuracies in its portrayal.The script was adapted by Armyan Bernstein and Dan Gordon from the books Lazarus and the Hurricane by Sam Chaiton and Terry Swinton and The 16th Round by Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter. The film was directed by Norman Jewison.The film narrates the life of middleweight boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, concentrating on the period between 1966 and 1985. It describes his fight against the conviction for triple murder and how he copes with nearly twenty years in prison. In a parallel plot, an underprivileged youth from Brooklyn becomes interested in Carter's destiny after reading Carter's autobiography, and convinces his Canadian friends to engage themselves in the case. The story culminates with the Carter team's...,
The Rat Pack was a 1998 HBO TV movie about the Rat Pack. The movie featured Ray Liotta as Frank Sinatra, Joe Mantegna as Dean Martin, Don Cheadle as Sammy Davis, Jr., Angus Macfadyen as Peter Lawford and Bobby Slayton as Joey Bishop.
Also featured in supporting roles were William Petersen as President John F. Kennedy, Zeljko Ivanek as Bobby Kennedy, Veronica Cartwright as Mrs. Gary Cooper, Deborah Kara Unger as Ava Gardner, Megan Dodds as May Britt, Dan O'Herlihy as Joseph Kennedy, Robert Miranda as Sam Giancana and Barbara Niven as Marilyn Monroe.
Don Cheadle won a Golden Globe for his performance as Sammy Davis, Jr.
The Game is a 1997 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and produced by Polygram, telling the story of an investment banker who is gifted with prepaid access to a game that integrates in strange ways with his life. As the lines between the banker's real life and the game become more and more uncertain, there are hints of a larger conspiracy.
The game in the movie can be viewed as a sort of alternate reality game with a large live action role-playing game component. Participants in real life versions of alternate reality games and live action role-playing games find the movie interesting and a source of inspiration for this reason. (See also The Game (treasure hunt) for a real-life equivalent to the fictional events in the film.)
The Game was #44 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.The main character of The Game, Nicholas Van Orton (Douglas) is a successful businessman, but his success has come at the cost of his family life; when the movie opens, he is...
Crash is a 1996 film written and directed by David Cronenberg. It is based on J. G. Ballard's novel Crash. It caused very considerable controversy on its release, being that it is a feature film about a group of people who take sexual pleasure from car accidents. The film stars James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger and Rosanna Arquette.
It was opened to mixed reactions from critics. Some praised the film for its daring outline and originality, others criticised it for its graphic sexuality mixed with violence. It was nominated for the Golden Palm at the Festival de Cannes, in the end it won the special prize for daring, audacity, and originality.Set in Toronto, James Ballard (James Spader), a film producer, has a disconnected relationship with his wife, Catherine (Deborah Kara Unger). The couple are shown early on in the film engaging in various infidelities, and later having laconic sex, with their arousal only heightening when they discuss the intimate...,
Deborah Kara Unger was born