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The Darwin Awards (2006)

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To investigate bizarre insurance claims that transpired in either accidents, death or both, a former cop and an insurance investigator travel throughout the country to look at the cases up close.

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Storyline

To investigate bizarre insurance claims that transpired in either accidents, death or both, a former cop and an insurance investigator travel throughout the country to look at the cases up close.

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Rated R for language, violent images, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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5 July 2006 (United Arab Emirates)  »

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Darwin Awards  »

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Trivia

Metallica are performing their song "Sad but true" in the film. It was recorded at a regular live show in Salt Lake City on November 22, 2004. The show was interrupted during "Sad but True" but the song was only played once. To celebrate the premier of the movie at the Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday, January 25, 2006, the band played at a private party following the screening that day. See more »

Goofs

When Siri and Michael kiss after their "break up", the camera switches between a forward and behind shot. Michael's head points towards the camera from both these angles. See more »

Quotes

Siri Taylor: For an ex-cop, you're kind of a pussy, aren't ya?
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The film was granted MPAA certificate #999999, which, technically, won't be awarded until decades later. See more »

Connections

References Cops (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Gone Daddy Gone/I Just Want to Make Love to You
Written by Willie Dixon and Gordon Gano
Performed by Violent Femmes
Courtesy of Slash Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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not going to win a nobel peace prize...but
29 September 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Definitely a great entertaining film. Not saying that because I'm a child or have little intelligence (thank you previous commenter for that insightful look into my iq). This movie was pretty simplistic...did the people who rated it that bad want this to be an in-depth soul searching look into the darwin awards? Did they want more politics thrown in for more intellectual fare? Why were they bothered so? I'm really getting annoyed with how some people will tear apart a movie so voraciously you'd think the movie's creators killed their dog for something. I mean, hell, tear apart real fluff like "wild hogs" or something. So it didn't live up to your super high expectations, but hell, not every movie is going to move your soul. And this one was named "darwin awards" what did you expect??? It's like thinking the movie "Idiocracy" will change our education system for the better. This movie was not pee your pants funny, but it was funny on par with "America's funniest videos". Not going to rock your world, but gives you pleasure for about 1.5 hours. Me and my husband liked it and would definitely recommend it. (And not just because my father-in-law may someday qualify for the Darwin Awards. ;) ) So it was filmed documentary style, I think it added a bit of spice-especially when he wouldn't call 911. The love interest thing well, at least we didn't get full on cheese. I don't know if anyone knows this...but anytime you travel with a good looking man or woman and they are single and you spend every waking moment with them, lust or love will ALWAYS come up. That's what humans do.


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