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S. Darko -- Seven years after her brother's death, Samantha Darko finds herself stranded in a small desert town after her car breaks down where she is plagued by bizarre visions telling of the universe's end.
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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Richard Kelly (characters)
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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:

Joey Naber

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 (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)
Kory Mills .... best boy / electric
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?

According to the DVD commentary from director Chris Fisher, writer Nathan Atkins wanted to not tell the story from the POV of the receiver but from the POV of the manipulated dead.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Sam has obtained a new edition of the Philosophy of Time Travel book without her late brother's help, as he never got the book in the "new" timeline. We don't know how she got it, because that detail is not relevant to this story.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 Strange Days (1995)See more »
Black MetallicSee more »


How is it possible for Sam to have the Philosophy of Time Travel book if Donnie never got it from his physics teacher?
Who made the bunny drawing on the fist page of the Philosophy of Time Travel?
What is Billy's role in the Fragmentary Universe?
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55 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
An embarrassment to the Darko name, 29 June 2009
Author: Enz from Canada

Before anyone gets on their high horse saying I am one of those Donnie Darko fans not giving this new movie a chance, I gave this film a chance and spent the five bucks to rent it straight away after learning it existed.

The only good thing about this film is that it ended. OK, that may be harsh, the film's colour and surrounding landscape it unfolds in is pretty cool but that is it. The only other interesting elements, whether technical in filming style or plot-wise of this film, were ripped straight from the first film. What was cool in Donnie Darko is merely imitation here.

The plot is weak and has logic holes which fail the Donnie Darko/tangent universe test from the first film. As fans of the original we cannot help but compare the two films because s.Darko centres on characters and memories from the first one and rotates on the principles that drove the original as well. How can you not compare the two? What almost borders on insulting in this film are the straight repetitions of acts, scenes and quirky characters from the first one replicated in this one. I don't want to spoil the film if you are drawn to sit and endure it but you'll see what I mean, you cannot miss the weak, formulaic repetition, especially if you are a fan of the original.

Basically, s.Darko is the same model car like Donnie Darko but has different paint colour and chokes along on a four-cylinder engine whereas the first one rumbled along on six.

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