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The Darwin Awards (2006)

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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Finn Taylor

Writer:

Finn Taylor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Arquette ... Harvey
Ty Burrell ... Emile
Josh Charles ... Paramedic
Kevin Dunn ... Insurance Exec
Nora Dunn ... Mrs. Pearlman
Joseph Fiennes ... Michael Burrows
Judah Friedlander ... Simon
Lukas Haas ... Farley
Tom Hollander ... Henry
Brad Hunt ... Stan
Juliette Lewis ... Joleen
Julianna Margulies ... Carla
Tim Blake Nelson ... Perp
Alessandro Nivola ... Ad Exec
Chris Penn ... Tom
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 2006 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

Also Known As:

Darvina Balva See more »

Filming Locations:

Adelanto, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The segment with the rocket powered car features MythBusters (2003) host Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage as the surplus salesman. The first episode of 'MythBusters' dealt with that particular urban legend. See more »

Goofs

When Harvey does the u-turn with the rocket on his car, the driver has changed from right side drive to left side as the scene changes camera angles. See more »

Quotes

Siri Taylor: For an ex-cop, you're kind of a pussy, aren't ya?
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there's a quick scene showing the cell phone Burrows tied to a mylar balloon being found in India by a girl and her mother. Zoe the receptionist can be heard on the other end calling, "Michael? Michael?" See more »

Connections

References Cops (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

She's a Jar
Written by Jay Bennett and Jeff Tweedy
Performed by Wilco
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Loved Darwin Awards
4 November 2008 | by ChocmamaSee all my reviews

This was one of the funniest movies I have ever seen, hands down. It did take a few minutes to get into, but ultimately my husband and I enjoyed it immensely. Definitely worth renting.

There were so many scenes we loved, where my husband literally almost fell off the couch from laughing so hard.

Not sure why some people didn't like it. Maybe I can understand the issue of mocking death. But then why would you go see a comedy that you know is about death to begin with? So don't pay attention to ridiculous comments from people who are oversensitive. The movie is well acted and very, very funny.

Also was good to see Winona again. Okay, so maybe she's a klepto, but hey she can act. And that Joseph Feinnes is awesome as well...enjoyed his nude shower scene :-)


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