• Publication date: March 6, 2014

A Scanner Darkly

An undercover cop (Keanu Reeves) in a near future infiltrates the streets tracking a drug that is soon taking over his Identity.

  • Publication date: March 6, 2014

A Scanner Darkly

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2006

MBC Max:

October 22, 2016 22:00 (KSA) ~ October 22, 2016 21:00 (CLT)

(MBC.net) A Scanner Darkly is an Animated Sci-Fi drama, adapted from the cult book by the same name, by legendary Sci-Fi writer Philip K. Dick. It focuses on one undercover cop Bob Arctor (Keanu Reeves) as he is trying to infiltrate the streets trying to track the source of a deadly drug called substance D. His mission is sponsored by, New Path Corporation, which is a rehab institution for the victims of substance D. We follow Arctor as he goes about his daily life, between his work, his personal life and his own memories of a happier time, with a beautiful wife and two kids, who are now replaced by his group of marginal drug addicted friends (Robert Downey Jr. and Woody Harrelson) and his Girlfriend Donna (Winona Rider). Forced to take drugs so he doesn’t raise suspicion, and blow his cover, however, as time passes the substance is taking its toll on him and his psyche, nowstruggling with his own identity and purpose.

What does the Scanner see?


  • Keanu Reeves as Bob Arctor
  • Winona Ryder as Donna Hawthorne
  • Robert Downey Jr. as James Barris
  • Mitch Baker as Brown Bear Lodge Host
  • Woody Harrelson as Ernie Luckman
  • Chamblee Fergusson as Medical Deputy #1
  • Angela Rawna as Medical Deputy #2
  • Rory Cochrane as Charles Freck
  • Cliff Haby as Voice from Headquarter

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Rating: R