The Darwin Awards

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...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 7/31/2007
  • UPC: 024543449966
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 61,408

Cast & Crew

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

Disc #1 -- Darwin Awards
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Language Selection
      Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Surround
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Special Features
      The Making of The Darwing Awards
      Cast and Crew Interviews: Finn Taylor, Director
      Cast and Crew Interviews: Winona Ryder
      Cast and Crew Interviews: Jospeh Finnes
      Cast and Crew Interviews: Juliette Lewis
      Cast and Crew Interviews: Julianna Margulies
      Cast and Crew Interviews: Chris Penn
      Cast and Crew Interviews: David Arquette
      Cast and Crew Interviews: Wilmer Valderrama
      Photo Gallery
      Kickin' It Old Skool Trailer
      Even Money Trailer
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