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Insomnia [WS] [DVD] [2002]

Release Date:06/15/2010

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    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21 out of 22)

    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

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