During the presidential election of 1988, a teenager named Donnie Darko sleepwalks out of his house one night, and sees a giant, demonic-looking rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. He returns home the next morning to find that a jet engine has crashed through his bedroom. As he tries to figure out why he survived and tries to deal with people in his town, like the school bully, his conservative health teacher, and a self-help guru, Frank continues to turn up in Donnie's mind, causing him to commit acts of vandalism and worse. The new Director?s Cut includes a production diary of the film (with optional commentary by Director of Photography Steven Poster), a story-board to screen featurette, the Director's cut theatrical trailer, They Made Me Do It Too, The Cult of Donnie Darko and the #1 Fan: A Darkomentary.
Release Date: October 26, 2001
Directed ByRichard Kelly
Written ByRichard Kelly
Produced BySean McKittrick, Nancy Juvonen, Adam Fields
CastDrew Barrymore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Katharine Ross, Mary McDonnell, Noah Wyle, Patrick Swayze