During the Credits
The credits of A Scanner Darkly begin with the following:
“This has been a story about people who were punished entirely too much for what they did.
I loved them all. Here is a list, to whom I dedicate my love:
To Gaylene, deceased
To Ray, deceased
To Francy, permanent psychosis
To Kathy, permanent brain damage
To Jim, deceased
To Val, massive permanent brain damage
To Nancy, permanent psychosis
To Joanne, permanent brain damage
To Maren, deceased
To Nick, deceased
To Terry, deceased
To Dennis, deceased
To Phil, permanent pancreatic damage
To Sue, permanent vascular damage
To Jerri, permanent psychosis and vascular damage
…and so forth
In memoriam. These were comrades whom I had; there are no better. They remain in my mind, and the enemy will never be forgiven. The “enemy” was their mistake in playing. Let them play again, in some other way, and let them be happy.
Philip K. Dick
The last paragraph flickers off, and the rest of the credits rolls with the text occasionally flickering. At the end of the credits, the words “In Eternal Memory” and “Louis Mackey” bookend a photograph of Mackey.
According to Wikipedia, the first part is an abridged version of the afterword in Philip K. Dick’s novel and “To Phil” is actually a self-reference by the late author; Mackey was an influential philosophy professor at the University of Texas in Austin who had appeared in two of director Richard Linklater’s previous films and had died in 2004.
After the Credits
There are no extras after the credits of A Scanner Darkly.