R | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
When Donnie's mother, Rose (Mary McDonnell), asks Kitty (Beth Grant) if she has heard of Graham Greene, she replies that she has, since she's seen Bonanza (1959). However, Kitty is getting him confused with Lorne Greene, who appeared in the series. Sam Raimi, who allowed the Donnie Darko production to use and distort a clip from his movie, The Evil Dead (1981) free of charge, is married to one of Lorne Greene's daughters, Gillian. There is also a Native Canadian actor, Graham Greene who has appeared in many films portraying native Americans including Dances with Wolves (1990). Graham Greene, the author, had many of his books adapted for films, including, The Quiet American (1958) (twice), Brighton Rock (1948) (twice), and Our Man in Havana (1959).
I'm voting for Dukakis.
The unmarried Jim Cunningham wears a wedding band throughout the film. According to Richard Kelly, this is an element of his untrustworthy and mysterious nature.
After the closing credits, on the director's cut, there is the title of the movie followed by a drawing of Frank.
Changes from the original in the Director's Cut:
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