DVD 102 mins IMDB 8.5 (65,335 votes) top 250: #52
Requiem for a Dream - Unrated
Artisan Entertainment (2000)
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Crime, Drama
USA  /  English

Ellen Burstyn Sara Goldfarb
Jared Leto Harry Goldfarb
Jennifer Connelly Marion Silver
Marlon Wayans Tyrone C. Love
Chris McDonald Tappy tibbons
Louise Lasser Ada
Keith David Little John
Sean Gullette Arnold The Shrink
Ajay Naidu Mailman
Samia Shoaib Nurse Mall
Christopher McDonald Tappy Tibbons
Marcia Jean Kurtz Rae
Janet Sarno Mrs. Pearlman
Suzanne Shepherd Mrs. Scarlini
Joanne Gordon Mrs. Ovadia
Charlotte Aronofsky Mrs. Miles
Mark Margolis Mr. Rabinowitz
Michael Kaycheck Donut Cop (as Mike Kaycheck)
Jack O'Connell Corn Dog Stand Boss
Chas Mastin Lyle Russel

Director Darren Aronofsky
Producer Eric Watson; Palmer West
Writer Hubert Selby Jr.; Darren Aronofsky
Cinematography Matthew Libatique
Musician Clint Mansell
User Credit 1 Jay Rabinowitz
User Credit 2 Carolyn Grifel; Laura Jean Shannon

Based on the novel by Hubert Selby Jr., this gritty drama concerns four people trapped by their addictions. Harry (Jared Leto), and his best friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) are impoverished heroin addicts living in Coney Island, NY, while Harry's girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly) is a fellow addict trying to distance herself from her wealthy father. Harry dreams of scoring a pound of smack, from which he could make enough money to open a clothing boutique with Marion, but so far he and his friends can barely scrape by supporting their own habits. Meanwhile, Harry's mother Sara (Ellen Burstyn), who spends her days watching television, is told she has the opportunity to appear on her favorite game show; wanting to lose enough weight to fit into her favorite red dress, she visits a sleazy doctor who gives her a prescription for amphetamines. Soon Sara has a drug habit of her own that is spiraling out of control. Requiem for a Dream was directed by Darren Aronofsky, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Selby; it was Aronofsky's second feature, following his acclaimed independent film Pi. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 012236118152
Region Region 1
Chapters 33
Release Date 5/22/2001
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Commentary by Director Darren Aronofsky
Commentary by Director of Photography Matthew Libatique
"The Making Of Requiem For A Dream" Documentary
Deleted Scenes with Optional Director Commentary
Memories, Dreams and Addictions: Ellen Burstyn Interviews Hubert Selby Jr.
The Anatomy Of A Scene
Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots
Cast and Crew Information
Production Notes
Scene Access
Interactive Menus
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Intense depiction of drug addiction, graphic sexuality, strong language and some violence. (edited version)
User Text 2 From the director of [Pi]
Links All Movie Guide
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Trivia: Cameo: [Hubert Selby Jr.]The author and co-scriptwriter makes a brief cameo as one of the prison officers supervising Tyrone (Marlon Wayans). (more)

Goofs: Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Harry always shoots into his left arm, and that's the arm we see infected, both in the car and amputated in the hospital, two reports to the contrary. (more)

Quotes: Uncle Hank: Ass to ass. (more)

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 19 wins & 30 nominations (more)