Requiem for a Dream Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 329 Ratings

Summary: Drugs. They consume mind, body and soul. Once you're hooked, you're hooked. Four lives. Four addicts. Four failures. Doing their best to succeed in the world, but failing miserably, four people get hooked on various drugs. Despite their aspirations of greatness, they succumb to their addictions. Watching the addicts spiral out of control, we bear witness to the dirtiest, ugliest portions of the underworld addicts reside in. It is shocking and eye-opening but demands to be seen by both addicts and non-addicts alike.
Runtime: 102 min
Rating: Rated R for intense depiction of drug addiction, graphic sexuality, strong language and some violence. (edited version)
Production: Protozoa Pictures
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: May 22, 2001
Director Credit
Darren Aronofsky Director
Writer Credit
Darren Aronofsky Screenplay
Hubert Selby Jr. Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Ellen Burstyn Sara Goldfarb
Jared Leto Harry Goldfarb
Cast Credit
Charlotte Aronofsky Mrs. Miles
Chas Mastin Lyle Russel
Christopher McDonald Tappy Tibbons
Jack O'Connell Corn Dog Stand Boss
Janet Sarno Mrs. Pearlman
Jennifer Connelly Marion Silver
Joanne Gordon Mrs. Ovadia
Louise Lasser Ada
Marcia Jean Kurtz Rae
Mark Margolis Mr. Rabinowitz
Marlon Wayans Tyrone C. Love
Michael Kaycheck Donut Cop
Suzanne Shepherd Mrs. Scarlini
Producer Credit
Ann Ruark Line Producer
Beau Flynn Executive Producer
Ben Barenholtz Co-Executive Producer
Eric Watson Producer
Jonah Smith Co-Producer
Nick Wechsler Executive Producer
Palmer West Producer
Randy Simon Co-Producer
Scott Franklin Co-Producer
Scott Vogel Co-Producer
Stefan Simchowitz Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: