Movies A-Z | Celebs | SiteMap | DVD | Advanced Search
   Movie Database News    In Theaters    Coming Soon    Future Movies    BoxOffice     Trailers     Scripts     Wallpapers     Directory  
  Home -

Insomnia (2002) - movie overview

Insomnia (2002)

User Rating
(262 votes)
Critic Rating
(2 reviews)
OverviewReviewsCommentsDVDsPhotosTrailersForumProduction InfoAdd to MyMovies 

Quotes (17)
Plot Description
Shooting Locations

Release Date
• USA: May 24, 2002
• UK: 30 Aug 2002
DVD Release Date
• R1: Oct 15, 2002

Budget $46,000,000

Official Website:
Insomnia Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for language, some violence and brief nudity.

Running Time
1 hour, 58 minutes

Country USA

Production Companies
Alcon Entertainment, Insomnia Productions, Section Eight Ltd. (as A Section Eight Production), Summit Entertainment, Witt/Thomas Productions

Studio Alcon Entertainment, Section Eight, Witt-Thomas Films

More info on

Other Titles
• Insomnia - Schlaflos (2002)

Sign up for our Newsletter!
Movie news in your email:

Your Name:

Your E-Mail Address:

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Murder, Suspense, Psychodrama, Police, Teenage, Blackmail, Detectives, Tragedy, School / Campus

Tagline: Don't close your eyes.

Plot: In a remote Alaskan town called Nightmute, the murder of a teenage girl has shocked the tight-knit community. The Los Angeles Police Department sends two of its cops--both under investigation by Internal Affairs--to try to solve the crime in Christopher Nolan's film based on Erik Skjoldbjærg's 1997 Norwegian film starring Stellan Skarsgård. The experienced, weathered Will Dormer (Al Pacino) has nothing in life except for the force. His younger partner, Hap (Martin Donovan), has a family to support and is willing to turn state's evidence to protect them. Local cop Ellie Burr is excited to work with her hero, Dormer--until she starts uncovering some questionable situations. It isn't long before Dormer finds the murderer--writer Walter Finch, played with subtle nuances by Robin Williams--but Finch knows a secret that could bring Dormer down. Director Nolan, who stunned audiences with 2001's inventive MEMENTO, here crafts an atmospheric psychological thriller that is bathed in whites and grays. The acting is uniformly excellent, especially Pacino's performance as a cop on the edge and Williams as a soft-spoken, low-rent crime novelist. Because it never gets dark in Alaska at this time of year, Dormer (a play off the Spanish word "dormir," which means "to sleep") is unable to fall

More Plot Descriptions


View 10



Related Movies:

Behind the Scenes:
Read more about the production
  Download Movie Script
For entertainment and informational purposes only.

   Discussion forum for this movie
Thread Replies Last Post
hello0161 months ago

Start a new discussion about this movie.

 External Reviews
external linkI expected a thriller and got more of a murder-mystery. 3.5/5

 Directed by
Christopher Nolan
Memento, Batman Begins, Following
 Written by
Nikolaj Frobenius
Insomnia, Øyenstikker, Folk flest bor i Kina
Al Pacino
The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, Heat
Hilary Swank
Million Dollar Baby, The Gift, Boys Don't Cry
Nicky Katt
A Time to Kill, Strange Days, Boiler Room
Larry Holden
Memento, Batman Begins, Pie in the Sky
Maura Tierney
Liar Liar, Primal Fear, Primary Colors
Jonathan Jackson
Tuck Everlasting, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, The Deep End of the Ocean
Martin Donovan
Saved!, The Opposite of Sex, Agent Cody Banks
 Music By
David Julyan
Memento, The Descent, Inside I'm Dancing


See all Insomnia wallpapers

 Recommended Movies
Movie Title Agree Disagree
Insomnia (1997)
Conversation, The (1974)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Collateral (2004)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Se7en (1995)
Columbo: Murder by the Book (1971)
Murder by Numbers (2002)

Help us improve these results!
Mark the movies you think are similar by putting a checkmark under 'Agree' and hit Submit. Leave blank those you are not sure about. is not the official site for this film.
All editorial views and opinions expressed here are for entertainment purposes only.

DVD | Home | BoxOffice | All Celebs | All Movies | Release Schedule | In Production | In Theaters
Coming Soon | Future Movies | Trailers | Scripts | Wallpapers | Directory | Advanced Search | Knihy
Copyright ©2002 All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.