Darwin Awards


1h 34m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Michael Burrows, a forensic detective in the S.F.P.D. has become increasingly fascinated by the number of Darwin deaths being reported. Brilliant but overly cautious he is fired from the force for allowing a serial killer to escape in the line of duty. Determined to prove a common theme in these cas

Film Details

Also Known As
Chaos Theory
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Blumhouse Productions; Icon Uk Group; Lighthouse Entertainment
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; Acme Film; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; DeAPlaneta; Icon Uk Group; MGM Distribution Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Moviemax; Nu-Metro; Palace Films; Palace Pictures (Czech Republic); Prime Pr Inc.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

Michael Burrows, a forensic detective in the S.F.P.D. has become increasingly fascinated by the number of Darwin deaths being reported. Brilliant but overly cautious he is fired from the force for allowing a serial killer to escape in the line of duty. Determined to prove a common theme in these cases Burrows joins forces with Siri, a clinical, no-nonsense insurance investigator specializing in the more bizarre claims received. With sparks flying, this unlikely duo attempt to uncover the mystery of these 'Darwin' casualties. Along the way our heroes come across a parade of unforgettable characters: the speed freak who strapped a rocket launcher to his Chevy Impala in his quest to set a land speed record. The two guys who decide that dynamite is the fastest way to break through a patch of ice to go fishing. The teenagers who will do anything to break into a Metallica concert, and the ad executive who is so confident in the strength of his shatterproof window that he throws himself at it despite being on the 25th floor.

Film Details

Also Known As
Chaos Theory
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Blumhouse Productions; Icon Uk Group; Lighthouse Entertainment
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; Acme Film; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; DeAPlaneta; Icon Uk Group; MGM Distribution Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Moviemax; Nu-Metro; Palace Films; Palace Pictures (Czech Republic); Prime Pr Inc.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Project title refers to a tongue-in-cheek Internet award bestowed upon those who die or maim themselves out of colossal stupidity. The often posthumous honor is designed to recognize catastrophes so egregious that, by the death of those responsible, the gene pool is improved for future generations.

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States on Video July 31, 2007

Released in United States January 2006

Project was previously set up at Universal Pictures.

Bauer Martinez acquired North American distribution rights at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States 2006 (San Francisco)

Released in United States on Video July 31, 2007

Released in United States January 2006 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premiere) January 19-29, 2006.)