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American remake of a 1997 Norwegian films finds veteran police detective Will Dormer (Pacino), under Internal Affairs investigation back home, sent to a small Alaskan town to investigate the murder of a 17-year-old girl. Primary suspect Walter Finch (Williams) plays a game of psychological chicken after witnessing a moment of Dormer's increasing weakness. Pacino, in service to an excellent script, gives an outstanding performance as the guilt-ridden, exhausted supercop, and Swank impresses (again) as the idol-worshipping but self-assured local deputy. "Memento" helmer Nolan proves there doesn't have to be a letdown after a breakout, groundbreaking hit.

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Available on Running time 116 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Alaska, Stolen from Europe, Police Detectives, Homicide
Hillary Seitz
Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney, Martin Donovan, Nicky Katt, Paul Dooley, Jonathan Jackson, Katharine Isabelle, Larry Holden, Crystal Lowe, Tasha Simms
Wally Pfister
Christopher Nolan
David Julyan
Larry Sutton, Dody Dorn, Michael Diner, Tish Monaghan, Nathan Crowley
Paul Junger Witt, Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Edward L. McDonnell, Alcon Entertainment, Section Eight, Warner Bros.

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Christopher Nolan directed the film Insomnia starring Al Pacino (as Will Dormer), Robin Williams (as Walter Finch) and Hilary Swank (as Ellie Burr). This mystery thriller released in 2002, has a total running time of 116 minutes, and has a rating of R. A seventeen-year-old teenage girl was murdered in a small town in Alaska and police detective Will Dormer and his partner come out to the small town to investigate. While there, Will Dormer does something that will haunt him through the rest of the film. His guilt starts to build up so much to the point he won’t be able to sleep at night. He’s stressed and still has a murder to solve. Meanwhile, a local detective, Ellie Burr, starts making her own investigation on Will Dormer’s partner’s death.