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Taken from the IMDB trivia entry for Donnie Darko: The movie takes place in 1988. Frank tells Donnie the world will end in 28 days, 06 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. If you add these numbers, the sum is 88. When Samantha asks when she can have kids, Donnie says: "Not until 8th grade." Donnie mentions to his therapist that his dog Callie died ...


28:06:42:12 comes from the lunar year: 27d 7h 43m 11s = 27:07:43:11 add or subtract 1 from every number.. and u get 28d 06h 42m 12s


One of the themes of the movie is 'outsiders', people that for one reason or another are not fully integrated or fully understood by their peers, parents, siblings. Cherita is an outsider because she looks different and is a bit awkward. The movie is set in the mid 80's where perhaps there were fewer asian immigrants in the USA, and perhaps it was a little ...

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