Darwin Awards

The Darwin Awards

Director: Finn Taylor

Cast: Finn Taylor, Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder, Tim Blake Nelson

     
 
When a San Francisco homicide detective with a keen eye for criminal profiling is fired for botching the arrest of a notorious serial killer, his subsequent effort to reinvent himself as an insurance claims case-investigator leads him to study a series of perplexing wrongful deaths in this comedy starring Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder, Tim

Overview

When a San Francisco homicide detective with a keen eye for criminal profiling is fired for botching the arrest of a notorious serial killer, his subsequent effort to reinvent himself as an insurance claims case-investigator leads him to study a series of perplexing wrongful deaths in this comedy starring Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder, Tim Blake Nelson, and Wilmer Valderrama. Michael Burrows (Fiennes) isn't your typical detective. Though Detective Burrows is a paranoid obsessive-compulsive who faints at the sight of blood, his remarkable insight into the criminal mindset has nevertheless made him a valuable asset to the San Francisco Police Department. When Detective Burrows' idiosyncrasies allow the feared "North Beach Killer" to elude capture, however, he is fired by his superiors. Upon offering his unique skills to a doubting insurance company, Burrows is given 30 days in which to prove he can sort out the legitimate claims from the false ones. Now, as Burrows makes for the Midwest in the company of hard-nosed field agent Siri Tyler (Ryder), the film student (Valderrama) who has been following the former detective for his thesis follows the pair as they investigate a series of forehead-slapping deaths, including that of a powerful executive who attempts to prove that his high-rise window is unbreakable and a pair of English tourists who fatally misinterpret the "cruise control" function on their rented RV.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/31/2007
UPC:
0024543449966
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:34:00

Special Features

Making-of featurette; Cast and crew interviews; Photo gallery

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Fiennes Michael Burrows
Winona Ryder Siri Tyler
Tim Blake Nelson North Beach Killer
Wilmer Valderrama Film Student
David Arquette Actor
Ty Burrell Actor
Josh Charles Actor
Kevin Dunn Actor
Nora Dunn Actor
Judah Friedlander Actor
Lukas Haas Actor
Tom Hollander Actor
Brad Hunt Actor
Juliette Lewis Actor
Julianna Margulies Actor
Alessandro Nivola Actor
Chris Penn Actor
Max Perlich Actor
D.B. Sweeney Actor
Robin Tunney Actor
Tom Wright Actor
Adonal Foyle Actor
Jamie Hyneman Actor
Adam Savage Actor
Richmond Arquette Actor
Mick Breitenstein Actor
Josh Kornbluth Actor
Jerry Harrison Actor
John Doe Actor
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Actor
Metallica Actor
Ross Patterson Actor

Technical Credits
Finn Taylor Director,Screenwriter
Jason Blum Producer
Christopher Boyes Sound/Sound Designer
Amy Brownson Costumes/Costume Designer
Debbie Brubaker Co-producer
Frank Capra Asst. Director,Co-producer
Don Day Art Director
Frank Eulner Asst. Director
Charles Hsiao Executive Producer
Peter Jamison Production Designer
David Kitay Score Composer
Rick LeCompte Editor
Laurie A. Miller Executive Producer
Hiro Narita Cinematographer
Charles Raggio Musical Direction/Supervision
Steven Siebert Executive Producer
Jane Sindell Producer
Johnny Wow Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Darwin Awards
1. Main Titles/Obsession [5:21]
2. Passing Out [4:24]
3. Job Proposal [4:06]
4. New Partner [6:52]
5. Next Assignment [4:16]
6. Midlife Crisis [4:49]
7. No Body [3:54]
8. Second Child Personality [4:26]
9. Need for Speed [5:44]
10. Taking a Risk [2:50]
11. Avoiding Risk [4:20]
12. Multiple Victims [4:05]
13. Mishaps [5:19]
14. Fate [3:56]
15. Impaired Judgement [4:04]
16. Under the Influence [3:45]
17. Intimacy [2:41]
18. Profiling Siri [2:40]
19. Breakthrough [7:18]
20. Aftermath/End Titles [9:02]

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