Donnie Darko
Rating
Details
Director:Richard Kelly
Writer:Richard Kelly
Producer:Aaron Ryder, Adam Fields, Casey La Scala, Christopher Ball, Drew Barrymore, Hunt Lowry
Theatrical:2001
Rated:R
Studio:20th Century Fox
Genre:Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Duration:113
Summary
This unclassifiable but stunningly original film obliterates the walls between teen comedy, science fiction, family drama, horror, and cultural satire--and remains wildly entertaining throughout. Jake Gyllenhaal ("October Sky") stars as Donnie, a borderline-schizophrenic adolescent for whom there is no difference between the signs and wonders of reality (a plane crash that devastates his house) and hallucination (a man-sized, reptilian rabbit who talks to him). Obsessed with the science of time travel and acutely aware of the world around him, Donnie is isolated by his powers of analysis and the apocalyptic visions that no one else seems to share. The debut feature of writer-director Richard Kelly, "Donnie Darko" is a shattering, hypnotic work that sets its own terms and gambles--rightfully so, as it turns out--that a viewer will stay aboard for the full ride. "--Tom Keogh"
Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal Donnie Darko
Jena Malone Gretchen Ross
Mary McDonnell Rose Darko
Holmes Osborne Eddie Darko
Maggie Gyllenhaal Elizabeth Darko
Daveigh Chase Samantha Darko
James Duval Frank
Arthur Taxier Dr. Fisher
Patrick Swayze Jim Cunningham
Mark Hoffman Police Officer
David St. James Bob Garland
Tom Tangen Man in Red Jogging Suit
Jazzie Mahannah Joanie James
Jolene Purdy Cherita Chen
Stuart Stone Ronald Fisher
Gary Lundy Sean Smith
Alex Greenwald Seth Devlin
Beth Grant Kitty Farmer
Seth Rogen Ricky Danforth
David Moreland Principal Cole
Noah Wyle Prof. Kenneth Monnitoff
Drew Barrymore Karen Pomeroy
Kristina Malota Susie Bates
Marina Malota Emily Bates
Carly Naples Suzy Bailey
Tiler Peck Beth Farmer
Patience Cleveland Roberta Sparrow
Katharine Ross Dr. Lilian Thurman
Lisa K. Wyatt Linda Connie
Rachel Winfree Shanda Riesman
Jack Salvatore Jr. Larry Riesman
Lee Weaver Leroy
Phyllis Lyons Anne Fisher
Ashley Tisdale Kim, Dorky Girl
Alison Jones Dorky Half-Sister
Jerry Trainor Lanky Kid
Joan Blair Mystery Woman
Sarah Hudson Friend
Fran Kranz Passenger
Scotty Leavenworth David
Conrad Angel Corral Vice Principal (uncredited)
Phil Hawn Teacher (uncredited)
Nancy Juvonen Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Margaret Kontra Palmer Concerned Mother (uncredited)
Dee Austin Robertson Movie Ticket Salesman (uncredited)
Jack Truman Teacher (uncredited)
Michael Andrews Composer
Steven Poster Cinematographer
Sam Bauer Editor
Eric Strand Editor
Lorraine Fadden special effects crew
Scott Garcia special effects crew
Robbie Knott special effects coordinator
Daniel Yates special effects crew (as Dale Yates)
DVD Details
Languages:English, French
Sound:AC-3
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Picture Format:Widescreen
Discs:2
Region:1
Release:Feb 2009