Plot: Donnie Darko doesn’t get along too well with his family, his teachers and his classmates; but he does manage to find a sympathetic friend in Gretchen, who agrees to date him. He has a compassionate psychiatrist, who discovers hypnosis is the means to unlock hidden secrets. His other companion may not be a true ally. Donnie has a friend named Frank – a large bunny which only Donnie can see. When an engine falls off a plane and destroys his bedroom, Donnie is not there. Both the event, and Donnie’s escape, seem to have been caused by supernatural events. Donnie’s mental illness, if such it is, may never allow him to find out for sure.

Rating: R for language, some drug use and violence

Directed By: Richard Kelly

Written By: Richard Kelly

Production: Pandora Cinema, Flower Films (II), Adam Fields Productions, Gaylord Films

In Theaters: June 02, 2004

Box Office: $192,169 (USA)

Budget: $4,500,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 1 hr. 53 mins.



Donnie Darko – Jake Gyllenhaal
Eddie Darko – Holmes Osborne
Elizabeth Darko – Maggie Gyllenhaal
Samantha Darko – Daveigh Chase
Rose Darko – Mary McDonnell
Frank – James Duval
Dr. Fisher – Arthur Taxier
Jim Cunningham – Patrick Swayze

Police Officer – Mark Hoffman
Bob Garland – David St. James
Joanie James – Jazzie Mahannah
Cherita Chen – Jolene Purdy
Ronald Fisher – Stuart Stone
Sean Smith – Gary Lundy
Seth Devlin – Alex Greenwald
Kitty Farmer – Beth Grant
Gretchen Ross – Jena Malone
Ricky Danforth – Seth Rogen