Insomnia
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2002
Director: Christopher Nolan
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085392-330720
Running time: 1:58 (118 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 15, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#796)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 09, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
Invited to Nightmute, Alaska, to head a murder case, veteran LAPD detective Will Dormer finds his investigation disrupted by an ever-shining midnight sun that wreaks sleep-depriving havoc on him – and by personal guilt over a second crime that may be real... or a figment of his increasingly unstable consciousness.

Director Christopher Nolan (Memento) crafts another jolting psychological thriller to remember, guiding Academy Award® winners* Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank in Insomnia. In the season of the midnight sun, no one – and no secret – can hide forever.

*Pacino: Best Actor (1992) for Scent of a Woman, Swank: Best Actress (1999) for Boy's Dont Cry, Williams: Best Supporting Actor (1997) for Good Will Hunting.
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Genres
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
Crime
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros. Pictures
 • Alcon Entertainment
 • Witt/Thomas Section Eight
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Interviews
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Closed Captioned
Easter Eggs
On Warner Home Video’s release of the thriller 'Insomnia' you can find some additional footage hidden on the disc.

From the disc’s Main Menu go to the 'Special Features' and there select 'Production Diaries.' You will see a picture of Hillary Swank on the screen, looking at some photos. Highlight the 'Features' menu entry at the bottom of the screen and then press the 'Left' arrow key on your remote control to highlight the blue pen. If you press 'Enter' now you will get to see footage of an avalanche the crew shot during the filming of the movie.
Crew
Direction
Christopher Nolan....Director
Writing
Hillary Seitz....Screenwriter
Nikolaj Frobenius....Original Material By
Erik Skjoldbjærg....Original Material By
Production
George Clooney....Executive Producer
Steven Soderbergh....Executive Producer
Tony Thomas....Executive Producer
Kim Roth....Executive Producer
Charles J.D. Schlissel....Executive Producer
Paul Junger Witt....Producer
Edward L. McDonnell....Producer
Broderick Johnson....Producer
Andrew A. Kosove....Producer
Cinematography
Wally Pfister....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Dody Dorn....Film Editor
Music
David Julyan....Composer
Sound
Aaron Glascock....Supervising Sound Editor
Curt Schulkey....Supervising Sound Editor
Michael Minkler....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Myron Nettinga....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Larry Sutton....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Nathan Crowley....Production Designer
Tish Monaghan....Costume Designer
Michael Diner....Art Director
Sandra Watson....Costume Designer
Norma Hill-Patton....Make-up Artist
John Caglione Jr.....Make-up Artist
Cheri Minns....Make-up Artist
Randy Shymkiw....Visual Effects
Cast
Al Pacino....Will Dormer
Martin Donovan....Hap Eckhart
Oliver ''Ole'' Zemen....Pilot
Hilary Swank....Ellie Burr
Paul Dooley....Chief Nyback
Nicky Katt....Fred Duggar
Larry Holden....Farrell
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
Maura Tierney....Rachel Clement
Jonathan Jackson....Randy Stetz
Malcolm Boddington....Principal
Katherine Isabelle....Tanya Francke
Robin Williams....Walter Finch
Kerry Sandomirsky....Trish Eckhart
Chris Guthior....Uniformed Officer
Ian Tracey....Warfield
Kate Robbins....Woman on the Road
Emily Jane Perkins....Girl at Funeral
Dean Wray....Ticket Taker