Donnie Darko (2001)

Donnie Darko

In October 1988, troubled teenager Donnie Darko narrowly escapes a freak accident when a jet engine crashes through his bedroom ceiling. Awakened by a talking rabbit named Frank, Donnie learns the world will end in 28 days. Thrust into a bizarre odyssey, he grapples with visions, time travel, and the manipulation of fate, all while navigating adolescence, family tensions, and a budding romance. Donnie Darko is a mind-bending blend of sci-fi, psychological thriller, and coming-of-age drama, leaving audiences questioning reality and pondering the complexities of life and death.

Donnie Darko (2001)

PG: 13
Duration: 1hr 53min
Release Date: October 26, 2001 (USA)
Genre: Sci-fi, Psychological Thriller, Drama
Director: Richard Kelly
IMDb: 8.0

Donnie Darko Box office collection

Budget: $4.5 million
Opening Weekend USA: $110,494
Gross USA: $7.06 million
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $11.04 million

Donnie Darko Awards

Saturn Award (2002)
Best Science Fiction Film
Independent Spirit Award (2002)
Best First Feature
Best First Screenplay
Best Male Lead
Sitges Film Festival (2001)
Best Screenplay
Nominee for Best Film
Chlotrudis Award (2002)
Best Actor
Silver Scream Award (2002)
Horror/Fantasy Film

Donnie Darko Cast

Jake GyllenhaalDonnie Darko
Jena MaloneGretchen Ross
Drew BarrymoreElizabeth Tuttle
Patrick SwayzeJim Cunningham
Maggie GyllenhaalSamantha Darko
Mary McDonnellRose Darko
Katharine RossGrandma Death
Noah WyleDr. Kenneth Monnitoff
Stu StoneLawrence Monnitoff
Daveigh ChaseSamantha Darko (age 8)
James DuvalRabbit

Donnie Darko Writer & Director

Richard KellyWriter
Richard KellyDirector