Donnie Darko


1h 53m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
ARROW FILM DISTRIBUTORS/NEWMARKET FILMS; Newmarket Films
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank's maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum.

Crew

John Steven Agoglia

Location Manager

Poli Alejandro

Props

David Alexander

Visual Effects

Waide Allen

Electrician

Barbara Anderson

Special Thanks To

Denise Anderson

Props Assistant

Gordon Anderson

Special Thanks To

Mark Anderson

Property Master

Merribelle A Anderson

Hair

Michael Andrews

Original Score

Michael Andrews

Song Performer

Michael Andrews

Music

Christina Applegate

Special Thanks To

Rebecca Asher

Script Supervisor

Lyle Atkins

Driver

Phil Aubry

Grip

Eyal Axelrod

Assistant

Steve Baker

Song

Chris J. Ball

Executive Producer

Mike Ballew

Driver

Jennifer Barak

Music Editor

Lynn Barber

Makeup

Allen Barnwell

Post-Production Assistant

Drew Barrymore

Executive Producer

Josie Batorski

Other

Ged Bauer

Song Performer

Ged Bauer

Song

Sam Bauer

Song Performer

Sam Bauer

Editor

Sam Bauer

Song

Chris Baugh

Set Production Assistant

Sean Bayat

Set Production Assistant

Bryan Belair

Construction Coordinator

Michelle Belair

Props

Andrew Berentis

Props

Dena Berman

Casting

Jonathan Bernardi

Props

Donna Berwick

Assistant Costume Designer

Klint Betz

Best Boy

Matt Beville

Adr Mixer

Chris Biggs

Visual Effects

Chad Blinman

Adr

Richard L Bloom

Other

Robin Bonaccorsi

Stunts

Dan Bradley

Stunts

Christie Brinkley

Special Thanks To

Jeff K Brunello

Editor

Culley M Bunker

Visual Effects

Todd Burke

Sound Mixer

Christopher Byers

Grip

Giulio Caccino

Song

Jenni Calcare

Set Production Assistant

D Walt Cameron

Visual Effects

Pierre Cane

Electrician

Dorinda Carey

Makeup Assistant

Kelly Carlton

Main Title Design

Kelly Carlton

Visual Effects

Keith Chadwick

Grip

Dave Chameides

Camera Operator

Dave Chameides

Steadicam Operator

Jim Chase

Grip

Curtis E Clark

Driver

Quito Colayco

Song

Kevin Cook

Grip

Bri Corry

Grip

Richard Crudo

Camera Operator

Christopher Cuneo

Props

Mike Curtis

Electrician

Chris David

Rerecording

Carmen Daye

Song

Pete De Freitas

Song

Lynda Dedmon

Driver

Marguerite Derricks

Other

Leslie Devlin

Makeup Assistant

Gregory Diggins

Props

Joy Division

Song

Joy Division

Song Performer

Dino Doane

Props

Antoine Doxey

Office Assistant

Darrel Drinkard

Avid Editor

Fredrick Drury

Boom Operator

Jennifer Duclos

Driver

Tim Durell

Props

Cate Engel

Assistant

Richard Epps

Grip

Shannon Erbe

Music Editor

Marjorie Ergas

Rights & Clearances

David Esparza

Sound Designer

Jane Evelyn

Other

Mike Eves

Special Thanks To

Lorraine Fadden

Special Effects

James Favazzo

Other

Marc Ferrari

Song

April Ferry

Costume Designer

David Ferry

Costumes

Adam Fields

Producer

Robert D Fisher

Boom Operator

Audrey Fitzgerald

Driver

Dennis Fitzsimmons

Visual Effects

John Fox

Assistant

Richard L. Fox

Assistant Director

Patrick Foyle

Props

Steve Franklin

Grip

Kathleen Freeman-smith

Makeup Assistant

Derry Frost

Production

Jeff Fuller

Set Production Assistant

Steve Gainer

Camera Operator

Scott Garcia

Special Effects

Andrew Garcia-price

Storyboard Artist

Coby Garfield

Assistant Camera Operator

Becky Gelbart

Set Production Assistant

Steve Genewick

Sound

Dennis Germain

Driver

Mickey Giacomazzi

Stunt Coordinator

Thomas E Gibson

Other

Dale Gladish

Grip

Danielle Gordon

Office Assistant

Sean Graham

Stunts

Frank Graves

Driver

Kimberly Greene

Makeup

Heather Grierson

Assistant Director

Tori Haberman

Song Performer

Gregg Hager

Props

Wes Hall

Stand-In

Jennifer Hamilton

Choreographer

Alexander Hammond

Production Designer

Isabel Harkins

Makeup Assistant

Ted Harms

Props

Ted Harms

Props

Jennie Harris

Set Decorator

Geno Hart

Transportation Coordinator

Russell Harvey

Other

Thomas Hayslip

Line Producer

Tony Hertz

Song

Jeff Higinbotham

On-Set Dresser

Bernie Horn-bostel

Best Boy Grip

Mike Hoy

Assistant

Kirk Huston

Transportation Captain

Jackson Iblings

Driver

Roger Ickes

Driver

Todd Ingalls

Special Thanks To

Jason Inman

Medic

Kathy Ireland

Special Thanks To

Roy Irwin

Medic

Timothy C Jackson

Foreman

Karin Jansson

Song

Joel Jaspan

Grip

Jeffrey Jenofsky

Set Production Assistant

Alfie Jensen

Driver

Keith A Jones

Set Production Assistant

Anne Marie Jowell

Medic

Gary Jules

Song Performer

Nancy Juvonen

Producer

Bill Kane

Driver

Matthew Katz-frost

Set Production Assistant

John Keefer

Grip

John Kelleher

Assistant

Nisa Kellner

Costumes

Ennis Kelly

Special Thanks To

Jay Kelly

Graphic Artist

Lane Kelly

Special Thanks To

Mark Kelly

Set Production Assistant

Richard Kelly

Screenplay

Shawn Kennelly

Foley Mixer

Andy Kessler

Camera

Marcus Keyes

Visual Effects Supervisor

Knut Kielpinski

Driver

Steven Kilbey

Song

Kyle Klein

Assistant

Roger Knight

Swing Gang

Robert L Knott

Effects Coordinator

Casey La Scala

Executive Producer

Cammy Langer

Hair Stylist

Steve Larson

Other

Terry Lasko

Props

Simon Le Bon

Song

Christian Lemer

Props

Lorna Leslie

Camera

Julia Levine

Set Designer

Ken Locsmandi

Animator

Hunt Lowry

Executive Producer

Dan Lynch

Grip

Tami Lynn

Special Thanks To

Michael Maahs

Grip

Betsy Mackey

Unit Production Manager

Asha Macleod

Set Production Assistant

Casey Mako

Assistant Director

Hugo Maldonado

Caterer

Joe Mangione

Animator

Rocco Mann

Driver

Joe Markham

Costume Supervisor

Harry Marks

Other

Mark Mastropietro

Props

Steve Maytum

Driver

Lori Mccoy-bell

Hair

Ian Stephen Mcculloch

Song

Linda Mcdonough

Rights & Clearances

Michael Mckittrick

Special Thanks To

Sean Mckittrick

Producer

Susan Mckittrick

Special Thanks To

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
ARROW FILM DISTRIBUTORS/NEWMARKET FILMS; Newmarket Films
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2002 award for Film of the Year by the London Film Critics Circle.

Limited Release in United States October 26, 2001

Expanded Release in United States November 6, 2001

Re-released in United States July 23, 2004

Re-released in United States March 31, 2017

Released in United States on Video March 19, 2002

Released in United States January 2001

Released in United States February 2001

Released in United States May 2001

Released in United States November 2001

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 21-28, 2001.

Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 2001.

Shown at London Film Festival (Evening Standard Film on the Square) November 7-22, 2001.

Jason Schwartzman was previously in talks for the starring role.

2004 Director's Cut re-release features 21 minutes of additional footage not in the original release, new and enhanced visual effects and additional music.

Feature directorial debut for Richard Kelly.

Began shooting July 24, 2000.

Flower Films is Drew Barrymore's production company.

Limited Release in United States October 26, 2001

Expanded Release in United States November 6, 2001

Re-released in United States July 23, 2004 (Director's Cut)

Re-released in United States March 31, 2017

Released in United States on Video March 19, 2002

Released in United States January 2001 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 2001.)

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 21-28, 2001.)

Released in United States May 2001 (Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 2001.)

Released in United States November 2001 (Shown at London Film Festival (Evening Standard Film on the Square) November 7-22, 2001.)

Completed shooting September 2000.