S. Darko (2009)

R  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  21 August 2009 (Italy)
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Donnie Darko's little sister, Samantha Darko, and her best friend Corey are on a country-cross road trip. They find themselves entangled in a dangerous glitch in the time-space continuum.



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July, 1995, the time is out of joint. Two teen girls, Sam and Corey, have left Virginia for L.A. to start over. Sam's brother has died and her family's shattered; Corey's too wild. They have car trouble in a small desert town, where Corey immediately starts her partying ways, where a meteorite strikes a windmill, and where a burned-out Desert Storm vet predicts the end of the world in four days. Sam hallucinates while sleepwalking, young men have disappeared from town, and cars come out of nowhere to cause accidents. Time travel may be possible, but it takes courage and resolve. Is the addled war veteran right? If he is, can Corey or Sam make things right? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language, some violent content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 August 2009 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Donnie Darko 2  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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(Dolby 5.1)


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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Daveigh Chase is the only actor to return from the previous film. See more »


The matinée lists Twelve Monkeys and Strange Days as the films currently showing, but neither film was showing nationally as of July 1995 when the story is set. Strange Days premiered in October of 1995 and Twelve Monkeys came out in January of 1996. See more »


[first lines]
Corey: Only two more good mornings.
Sam: Only one more day.
Corey: We're so perfect.
Sam: Immaculate.
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Referenced in The Making of 's. Darko' (2009) See more »


The Carnival is Over
Written by Lisa Gerrard, Brendan Perry
Performed by Dead Can Dance
Published by Universal Music Publishing/EMI Virgin Music Inc.
Licensed courtesy of 4AD Ltd.
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Should never have been made
3 May 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

As huge fan of the first Donnie Darko I was very excited to see this. It was such a shame that the original director didn't make this film. The film is trashy and brings nothing new to the table. It take a handful of special effects and concepts from the first one and turns it into a crappy teen flick. The main characters made me cringe and after the first half an hour I thought this is a disgrace to the original film.

This film is not worth wasting your time on. The sad thing is that some people will see this film without seeing the original Donnie Darko. This film should never have been made.

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