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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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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

The title is based on a real set of awards given to people who inadvertently "help" natural selection by acts of sheer stupidity that result in their removal from the gene pool, either by their death or any other act that makes them incapable of reproducing. See more »

Goofs

When Burrows and Siri are driving in the car, before they hit the metal grate, the documentary filmmaker is not in the car. Also, there is no other vehicle shown. However, after the accident, the documentary filmmaker is with them again. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

References Popeye the Sailor (1960) See more »

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Vienna
Written and Performed by Billy Joel
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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" If there is a certainty to life, it's that some people can't wait to die "
11 June 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Here is one movie which begins well enough and the social premise is that accidents are everywhere. The film is called " The Darwin Awards. " The theory of social stupidity and why so many people commit suicide through thoughtless accidents is redundantly explained. However, there are just as many people who don't wait for the accident to happen, they insist on accomplishing their task despite the obvious dangers and possible consequences. Michael Burrows ( Joseph Fiennes) plays a washed out policeman who cannot stand the sight of blood. Seeking employment, he is teamed up with Siri Taylor (Winona Ryder) to investigate a rash of accidents which have million dollars insurance policies. In their travels, they discover how a simple plan, can unleash a series of mishaps and behavioral actions which cause great bodily injury. With special guest in cameo roles like Wilmer Valderrama, Lukas Haas, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, director Finn Taylor creates a comedic wild ride for audiences. A laughable film which contain much slapstick, but somehow does not quite hold the story together. Nevertheless, a fun film to watch. ***


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