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S. Darko -- The story picks up seven years after the first film when little sister Samantha Darko and her best friend Corey are now 18 and on a roadtrip to Los Angeles when they are plagued by bizarre visions.


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Release Date:
21 August 2009 (Italy) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Daveigh Chase ... Samantha

Briana Evigan ... Corey

James Lafferty ... Iraq Jack

Ed Westwick ... Randy

Walter Platz ... Frank

John Hawkes ... Phil

Bret Roberts ... Officer O'Dell

Jackson Rathbone ... Jeremy

Elizabeth Berkley ... Trudy

Barbara Tarbuck ... Agatha

Matthew Davis ... Pastor John

Nathan Stevens ... Jeff

Ryan Templeman ... Mike

Zulay Henao ... Baelyn

JJ Neward ... Co-Worker (as J.J. Neward)
Bridger El-Bakhi ... Billy (as Bridger J. El-Bakhi)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gregory T. Collett ... Ted Moncton (uncredited)
Kristen Hillier ... Local Girl (uncredited)
Bob Lanoue ... F.B.I. Agent (uncredited)
Kristina Malota ... Susie Bates (uncredited)
Marina Malota ... Emily Bates (uncredited)
Thomas McMinn ... Partier (uncredited)
Ryan Moat ... Elder Moat / BBQ-Party Missionary (uncredited)

Savannah Ostler ... Barfing Girl / Waitress (uncredited)
Josh Piper ... Barbecue Guy (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Fisher 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nathan Atkins  screenplay
Richard Kelly  characters

Produced by
Kent Beyda .... co-producer
Jim Busfield .... co-producer
Jennifer Lane Connolly .... co-producer
Michael C. Cuddy .... line producer
Adam Fields .... producer
Ash R. Shah .... producer
Sundip R. Shah .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ed Harcourt 
Cinematography by
Marvin V. Rush 
Film Editing by
Kent Beyda 
Casting by
Sig De Miguel 
Stephen Vincent 
Production Design by
Alfred Sole 
Art Direction by
Mark J. Mullins 
Set Decoration by
Suzy Eaton 
Costume Design by
Stephanie Strate 
Makeup Department
Christel Edwards .... key makeup artist
Robin Glaser .... makeup department head
Chris Hanson .... special makeup effects supervisor
Emma-Lee Hoganson .... key hair stylist
Rachel Schroeder .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Michael C. Cuddy .... unit production manager
Todd King .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald Hauer .... first assistant director
James Jackson .... second second assistant director
Peter Silberstein .... second assistant director
Art Department
Terry Beaver .... set dresser
Andrew Buys .... swing
Jonathan Hallett .... storyboard artist
Chris Hansen .... set dresser
Kenneth Hill .... leadman
Thomas O'Meara IV .... set dresser
Rodrigo Rivas .... art department coordinator
Joachim Seisay .... storyboard artist
Linden Snyder .... set designer
Anthony Straga .... on-set dresser
Bruce Wing .... property master
Travis Wing .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Parker Jones .... boom operator
Eric Lalicata .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Lalicata .... supervising sound editor
Paul H. Maritsas .... sound mixer
Charles Maynes .... sound designer
Stephen Rippey .... boom operator
John Sanacore .... adr mixer
Dan Snow .... sound supervisor
Matt Soule .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Mark Arcolio .... special effects assistant
Cafe Noir .... special effects (as Michael Jones Everett)
Visual Effects by
Milton Adamou .... visual effects
Daniel Chuba .... visual effects producer
Mark A.Z. Dippé .... visual effects producer
Les Hunter .... visual effects producer: Hammerhead Productions
Yeonsoo Kim .... visual effects artist
Youngki Lee .... visual effects producer
Bongkyu Lim .... digital compositor: digiart
Sung Oh Moon .... lead animator
Hailey Soyoung Park .... visual effects line producer
Min Su Park .... visual effects supervisor
Tracy Park .... visual effects assistant
Cindy Rago .... visual effects assistant
Jaesoon Ryu .... visual effects artist
Kel Story .... visual effects assistant
Wes Takahashi .... visual effects producer
Ian Vertovec .... additional visual effects
Hyunseong Yu .... animator
Junshik-Raul Yun .... visual effects coordinator: digiart
Frank L. Bare II .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Chumas .... stunt rigger
Kathy Jarvis .... stunt double: Daveigh Chase
Katie Sciuto .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
William Boaz .... best boy electric
Clayton Chase .... still photographer
Clay Essig .... grip
Jesse Evans .... Steadicam operator
Reed Fanning .... electrician
John Farr .... gaffer
Alex Fraughton .... electrician
Steve Freebairn .... data management editor
Tom Froysland .... electrician
Steve Gilbert .... dolly grip
Brandon Gleave .... best boy electric
Jeff Gustafson .... video technician
Shawn Lacy .... key grip
Mike Law .... grip
Mike Law .... grip
Nathan D. Lee .... second assistant camera
Scott Leyse .... first assistant camera
William Long .... electrician (as Bill Long)
Jeremy Neish .... data management editor
Stephanie Ollerton .... second assistant camera
Jason Painter .... first assistant camera
Jonathon Porter .... best boy grip
Robert 'Dobber' Price .... first assistant camera
Patrick Reddish .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael Rush .... second assistant camera
Jonathan Sizemore .... gaffer
Nathan Stock .... grip (as Nate Stock)
Shawn Turner .... electrician
Casting Department
Shawn Mehling .... extras casting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Lambert .... key costumer
Mike Law .... costumer
Amy Jean Roberts .... assistant costume designer
Amy Jean Roberts .... costume supervisor
Mercedes Williamson .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Milton Adamou .... colorist
Philip Beckner .... on-line editor
Barbara Busfield .... assistant editor
Michael Cioni .... digital intermediate supervisor
Paul Geffre .... digital intermediate supervisor
Gabriel Thorburn .... associate editor
Oscar Velasquez .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Gerry Cueller .... music supervisor
Greg Danylyshyn .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Britani Alexander .... transportation coordinator
Larry Alexander .... transportation captain
Hayley Badham .... transportation coordinator assistant
Jason Barker .... stakebed driver
James Buchanan .... head driver
Cody Cross .... truck driver
Peter Daniels .... truck driver
Donald Draper .... driver: grip truck
Jeff Fischer .... transportation co-captain
Rafael Flores .... truck driver
Benjamin J. Fox .... additional driver
Bob Hoversten .... driver: honeywagon
Darrell Karren .... stakebed driver
Ryan McDowell .... van driver
Jennifer Miller .... additional driver
Thad Paget .... van driver
Daniel Smithwick .... truck driver
Anthony Stafford .... truck driver
Michael Swidnicki .... van driver
Stew Webster .... additional driver
Other crew
Matt Blackshear .... data management (as Matthew Blackshear)
Jeremy Christiansen .... intern
Denise Clarke .... set medic
Perry L. Coomans .... key craft service
Myke Dixon .... data management
Maki Doolittle .... set production assistant
Alex Farrington .... set medic
Larry Filion .... stand-in
Lorna M. Foley .... set teacher
Robert Fyvolent .... production legal
Terry Gaertner .... production coordinator
Galen Gilbert .... production coordinator: Los Angeles Unit
Nancy Govednik .... first assistant accountant
Charles Heaphy .... production financing
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (as Mariah Breitel)
Matthew Jensen .... chef (as Matt Jensen)
Joe Jurisic .... stand-in
Dennis Light .... location manager
Kristin Ludwin .... script supervisor
Michael J. McCombs .... chef assistant
Douglas W. McHenry .... production accountant
Mike Miner .... assistant production office coordinator
Jasmin Murray .... set production assistant
Aaron Nelson .... production assistant
Chris Nugent .... assistant location manager
Paul Rehder .... data management
Deidre Rigby .... craft service assistant
Paul F. Ruegner .... chef
Jessica Segura .... stand-in
Joanne Valdez .... production assistant
Joanne Valdez .... stand-in
Juan Pablo Vasquez .... chef assistant
Ryan Vega .... data management
George A. Villalba .... location crew
Tommy Woodard .... film commission specialist: Utah
Rahim Kazi .... special thanks
Michael Prince .... special thanks (as Mike Prince)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale" - USA (DVD box title)
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Rated R for language, some violent content and brief drug use
103 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The "100 Monkeys" displayed on the theater marquee refers to Jackson Rathbone's band of the same name.See more »
Anachronisms: Although the film is supposed to take place in the early 90s, several post-2000 model year cars can be seen as Randy and Sam bike through the town.See more »
[first lines]
Corey:Only two more good mornings.
Sam:Only one more day.
Corey:We're so perfect.
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Movie Connections:
References "Star Trek" (1966)See more »
Alive AloneSee more »


While in the cinema with Pastor John Samantha has a vision of herself dancing with the Sparkle Motion team. Isn't it unlikely that she participated in the dance after the death of her brother?
What is Billy's role in the Fragmentary Universe?
What was Corey's role in the film? She seemed to have the powers of the Living Receiver, but wasn't this Iraq Jack's role?
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132 out of 166 people found the following review useful.
How does one suck a F***?, 3 May 2009
Author: Shauno_Dude from United Kingdom

As soon as I had heard about this hybrid sequel (and it is a sequel), I immediately thought that they had gone and done it again, I thought they just couldn't help themselves, I thought that it was just another money spinner and it was produced to simply draw in the gradual pulse of Donnie Darko fans.

After watching it though, it really didn't disappoint, my initial gut instinct was right. This film follows in the footsteps of other previous solo films that they just couldn't leave alone.

This film has so many Donnie Darko cliché's, it's unbelievable, the visual effects (which I could have done myself), the stylised music of the time, the time lapse scenes (which are OVERUSED), the times caped school scene (with Tears for Fears)... Everything... Everything that made Donnie Darko the artistic and visually spectacular film it was, has been transposed to this and it has been transposed, woefully.

They have even cast a couple of Jake Gyllenhaal lookalikes for some of the parts, and there is NO way this is an accident, because they act so badly, they must have been cast on their uncannily resemblance to J.G.

It's a bit like when Dennis Leary, Ripped off Bill Hicks, it's rather sad seeing someone else trying to imitate someone else's joke, you still laugh at it for a minute, but afterwards, you just want your money back.

This film is a bit poo, I can't even comment on its "plot", because, you can see "the plot", has been moulded around the model of Donnie Darko, you can see that the plot was the last thing they thought about, which funnily enough, in a Donnie Darko fashion, was probably the first thing though about in Donnie Darko.

I don't know though, for some strange reason, this feels more like a bad re-make, than a sequel, and people probably will say something like "You have watch this movie, independently, don't think that it's a sequel to Donnie Darko, try to see it for what it is.", okay, that would be a fair thing to say. But as soon as you release a movie, with one of the same actors from the original, with the same title as the original (nearly), with the same freaking emblem as the original, pfft... well... You can't cook a cookie from a recipe and say it's your own.

Now, let's get to the acting. The acting is awful, there really doesn't seem to be any interACTION, between the actors, it just feels as though they are saying the lines to each other, it really does, there doesn't feel like there is any co-character development, there doesn't seem to be any rapport at all, and more importantly, there doesn't seem to a distinguishable emotion, throughout the movie, honestly, watch it... The best actor throughout, is one of the actors who hardly has a scene John Hawkes, from, From Dusk Till Dawn and Identity.

There are also 2 shady looking characters in the film, who don Men in Black attire. They look like two bloody elephants in a fridge, they really do, they look SO out of place and so uneasy on the camera, that they were probably just picked from the town that they filmed in, either that or they are two tecchies from the production team.

As I've said before, the production looks shoddy, it really does, the effects from Donnie Darko, looked much better and that was.. what? 8 years ago? And 8 years, is a long time in technological terms. Even in one scene (this is supposed to be set in 1995), you can see post 95 produced Cars in the background, and an up to date Budweiser sign.

(I wish I could do the time travel thing and go back in time and NOT watch this film.)

All-in-All, this film is bad, I suppose my advice could be to watch it with an open mind, but I would be misadvising you, this film is obviously aimed at making a few quid from Donnie Darko fans and with that in mind, I just can't get past the audacity of the reason for this film. It is a much asked question of films, especially sequels, but I am going to ask it anyway.


I have given this film a 4/10, and that is primarily because I think that the lead is hot, she walks around a hot state, with practically nothing on most of the time and the fact that she looks like Jessica Biel, that is how skin deep I feel, after watching this film, which is no doubt, how the producers thought throughout the process of making this film.

If you are thinking of buying this on DVD for a present for someone you know who is a Donnie Darko fan, then don't, A. It will disappoint them and B. It will only spur on, more crap like this.

And as for one KILLER line in the movie...

"Like... Drugs and Anus Sex!" Best line in the whole movie.

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