Insomnia [WS] [DVD] [2002]

  • SKU: 18621671
  • Release Date: 06/15/2010
  • Rating: R
  • 4.6 (21)
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Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (20 out of 21)

Special Features

  • Additional scene
  • Commentaries:
  • Director Christopher Nolan (commentary in order of shooting sequence)
  • Hilary Swank, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Dody Dorn, cinematographer Wally Pfister, and screewriter Hillary Seitz
  • Featurettes:
  • Day for night: making-of documentary
  • 180: A conversation with Christopher Nolan and Al Pacino
  • In the fog: cinematography and production design
  • Eyes wide open: the insomniac's world
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned


Director Christopher Nolan follows up his breakthrough sophomore film Memento with this remake of a stylish Norwegian thriller. Al Pacino stars as Detective Will Dormer, a Los Angeles Police Department legend who temporarily escapes an internal affairs investigation that may ruin his career by traveling to Nightmute, AK, the remote site of a murder that has the local authorities flummoxed. Along with his partner, Hap Eckhart (Martin Donovan), and the small town's wide-eyed rookie investigator, Ellie Burr (Hilary Swank), the exhausted Dormer probes the brutal slaying of a teenage girl who was rumored to have a secret lover. A clever ruse quickly lures the killer into a police trap, but the suspect escapes and a tragic accident at the scene leaves Dormer at the mercy of the murderer, a pulp crime novelist named Walter Finch (Robin Williams). As Finch plays a dangerous game of extortion with Dormer, the detective's mental health deteriorates rapidly from guilt over his complicity in a crime and sleep deprivation compounded by the lack of darkness in the land of the midnight sun. Meanwhile, the bright and dogged Ellie continues putting the pieces of a complex puzzle together despite Dormer's skillful attempts to lead the investigation toward the right suspect, but away from his own malfeasance. Insomnia co-stars Paul Dooley, Nicky Katt, Maura Tierney, and Jonathan Jackson. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Al Pacino
    Al Pacino - Det. Will Dormer
  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams - Walter Finch
  • Hilary Swank
    Hilary Swank - Ellie Burr
  • Maura Tierney
    Maura Tierney - Rachel Clement
  • Martin Donovan
    Martin Donovan - Hap Eckhart

Overall Customer Rating

4.6 out of 54.6
21 Reviews
96%of customers recommend this product.

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