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Donnie Darko (2001)

R   |    |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller


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A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

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  • Jake Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko (2001)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Some songs featured in the movie were substitutes for songs which the makers wanted, but were denied the rights. The dance performance was performed to "West End Girls" by the Pet Shop Boys, and Duran Duran's "Notorious" was re-dubbed in post-production. U2's "MLK" in the final scene, was substituted with Gary Jules' cover of the Tears for Fears song "Mad World" instead.


Quotes

Elizabeth: I'm voting for Dukakis.


Goofs

In the final scene between Donnie and his therapist, Dr. Thurman, Dr. Thurman appears to have had a hair-cut, as her hair was shown earlier in the film as around her shoulders in length. However, in a scene that follows soon after, when Dr. Thurman calls the Darko house, her hair is seen to be at its original length.


Crazy Credits

After the closing credits, on the director's cut, there is the title of the movie followed by a drawing of Frank.


Alternate Versions

In the original version, when Donnie first begins to witness the liquid spear coming out of his chest, the spear moves across the room, turns back toward him and forms a large sort-of finger that beckons him to follow. In the Director's cut, the spear does not beckon him. He simply follows. Also the soundtrack in this scene has changed. Previously, we could hear the TV advertising the Middlesex Halloween Carnival. This has been replaced with sound effects now associated with any of the oddities of the tangent universe. In the Director's Cut there is also the audio for a commercial for "Who's the Boss?" starring Tony Danza inserted prior to the Halloween Carnival add.


Soundtracks

The Killing Moon
Written by
Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete DeFreitas (as Pete De Freitas)
Performed by Echo & The Bunnymen
Courtesy of Sire Records/Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products

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Genres

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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