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Insomnia (3-May-2002)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Hillary Seitz

Music by: David Julyan

Producers: Paul Junger Witt; Edward L. McDonnell; Broderick Johnson; Andrew A. Kosove

Keywords: Thriller

Remake of the 1997 Norwegian film of the same name follows a murder investigation in a town with twenty-four hour sunlight.

ABSTRACT
Based on an earlier screenplay, Insomnia (1997). Seventeen-year old girl Kay Connell is murdered in the Arctic fishing village of Nightmute, Alaska, bringing Los Angeles detectives Will Dormer and Hap Eckhart on the scene to assist the town's understaffed police force with their investigation. Dormer, as it stands, is an officer embroiled in controversy back home, facing an uncertain future following the accidental shooting death of his partner. His immense guilt over his role in the ordeal coupled with stress brought about by his superiors placing him under a microscope leads Dormer to develop a nasty case of insomnia, adding another layer of psychological trouble to an already-muddled affair in a northern town with twenty-four hour summer sunshine.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Martin Donovan
Actor
19-Aug-1957   The Portrait of a Lady
Paul Dooley
Actor
22-Feb-1928   Grace Under Fire
Katharine Isabelle
Actor
10-Mar-1982   Ginger Snaps
Jonathan Jackson
Actor
11-May-1982   Lucky Spencer on General Hospital
Nicky Katt
Actor
11-May-1970   Harry Senate on Boston Public
Al Pacino
Actor
25-Apr-1940   Michael Corleone in The Godfather
Emily Perkins
Actor
4-May-1977   Sue Lewis on Da Vinci's Inquest
Hilary Swank
Actor
30-Jul-1974   Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry
Maura Tierney
Actor
3-Feb-1965   Abby from ER
Ian Tracey
Actor
26-Jun-1964   Det. Mick Leary on Da Vinci's Inquest
Robin Williams
Comic
21-Jul-1952   Mork from Ork

CAST

Al Pacino   ...   Will Dormer
Robin Williams   ...   Walter Finch
Hilary Swank   ...   Ellie Burr
Maura Tierney   ...   Rachel Clement
Martin Donovan   ...   Hap Eckhart
Nicky Katt   ...   Fred Duggar
Paul Dooley   ...   Chief Nyback
Jonathan Jackson   ...   Randy Stetz
Larry Holden   ...   Farrell
Katharine Isabelle   ...   Tanya Francke
Oliver "Ole" Zemen   ...   Pilot
Jay Brazeau   ...   Francis
Lorne Cardinal   ...   Rich
James Hutson   ...   Officer #1
Andrew Campbell   ...   Officer #2
Paula Shaw   ...   Coroner
Crystal Lowe   ...   Kay Connell
Tasha Simms   ...   Mrs. Connell
Malcolm Boddington   ...   Principal
Kerry Sandomirsky   ...   Trish Eckhart
Chris Guthier   ...   Uniformed Officer
Ian Tracey   ...   Warfield (voice)
Kate Robbins   ...   Woman on the Road
Emily Perkins   ...   Girl at Funeral
Dean Wray   ...   Ticket Taker

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