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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 July 2006 (United Arab Emirates)  »

Also Known As:

Darwin Awards  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the search in the library for the author, behind Michael is a man reading a book. The book is actually "The Darwin Awards" book of stories much like the ones in the film. See more »


James Hetfields guitar changes a few times during one song in the concert scene. First he starts with the Ken Lawrence Explorer, then he has the Gibson Les Paul "Iron Cross", only to end up with an ESP Truckster. See more »


Bob: [while drooling over a muscle truck in a showroom] What's its MPG?
Car Salesman: [sneering] Who gives a shit?
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Crazy Credits

The film was granted MPAA certificate #999999, which, technically, won't be awarded until decades later. See more »


References Popeye the Sailor (1960) See more »


Hell Bent for Leather
Written by Glenn Tipton (as Glenn Raymond Tipton)
Performed by Judas Priest
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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Lots of cameos
10 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The fun part was saying, "Oh, that's so-and-so" during the movie. And any movie that casts the Mythbusters as arms dealers is OK by me. I thought Ryder and Fiennes were good--but I would watch Joseph Fiennes read the Yellow Pages, so I may not be a good source. Excellent use of Ferlinghetti and Metallica as well. The murder mystery plot line was a little weak; I would have liked to see more examples of Darwin-ish behavior. All in all, it was a good way to spend 1:34 of my time, and I recommend it to anyone to watch instantly. I don't know if I would wait for it to come in the mail but as an impulse, it was good. Netflix should add more like this.

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