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Insomnia (2002)

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Coming Out at 24 May 2002 in theaters

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Insomnia is psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan and written by Hillary Seitz. It stars Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney, Martin Donovan, Nicky Katt and Paul Dooley, and is based on the 1997 Norwegian film of the same name. The film tells the story of two Los Angeles homicide detectives investigating a murder in Nightmute, Alaska.

Released on May 24, 2002, Insomnia grossed over $113 million worldwide against a production budget of $46 million, and received critical praise for its screenplay, cinematography, direction, and acting, particularly Pacino’s and Williams’ performances.

In the small fishing town of Nightmute, Alaska, 17-year-old Kay Connell is found murdered. Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives Will Dormer and Hap Eckhart are sent to assist the local police with their investigation, at the request of police chief Nyback, an old colleague of Dormer’s. Ellie Burr, a young local detective who is also a fan of Dormer’s investigative work, picks them up when they arrive. Back in Los Angeles, Internal Affairs is investigating one of Dormer’s past cases. Flying to Alaska, Eckhart reveals that he is going to testify against Dormer in exchange for immunity, to which Dormer responds that many criminals whom he helped to convict using questionable evidence could go free if their cases are reopened.

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writers: Hillary Seitz, Nikolaj Frobenius (1997), Erik Skjoldbjærg (1997)

Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney, Martin Donovan, Nicky Katt, Paul Dooley

Cast:

Al PacinoWill Dormer
Martin DonovanHap Eckhart
Oliver ‘Ole’ ZemenPilot
Hilary SwankEllie Burr
Paul DooleyChief Nyback
Nicky KattFred Duggar
Larry HoldenFarrell
Jay BrazeauFrancis
Lorne CardinalRich
James HutsonOfficer #1
Andrew CampbellOfficer #2
Paula ShawCoroner
Yan-Kay Crystal LoweKay Connell
Tasha SimmsMrs. Connell
Maura TierneyRachel Clement
Jonathan JacksonRandy Stetz
Malcolm BoddingtonPrincipal
Katharine IsabelleTanya Francke
Robin WilliamsWalter Finch
Kerry SandomirskyTrish Eckhart
Chris GauthierUniformed Officer
Ian TraceyWarfield (voice)
Kate RobbinsWoman on the Road
Emily PerkinsGirl at Funeral
Dean WrayTicket Taker

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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