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In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding near-by.

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It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity. Written by alfiehitchie

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Someone is missing.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,250,178 (UK) (12 March 2010)

Gross:

$127,968,405 (USA) (4 June 2010)
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Before settling on Mark Ruffalo for the role of Chuck Aule, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese also considered Robert Downey Jr. and Josh Brolin. See more »

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When Teddy retrieves his tie from a break room after taking a shower, the pinball machine shown is a Gottlieb "Seven Seas" from 1959. See more »

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[first lines]
Teddy Daniels: Pull yourself together, Teddy. Pull yourself together.
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Written by Brian Eno, Michael Beinhorn, Axel Gros & Bill Laswell
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Of all the movies in theatres to see, this is worth your time
17 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw Shutter Island this evening, just prior to its American release. I have to say this film was full of intrigue. Prior to viewing this film I had built a preconceived notion of what this thriller was going to be like because I was fooled yet again by good marketing when watching the trailer. This is probably not the movie for your average film-goer who wants an easy plot line to follow and little thought required. This movie does challenge the viewer physchologically and definitely holds your attention all the way through. For someone who was never much of a Leonardo fan, his performance is brilliant, so much range to his character. In fact all of the acting in this film is excellent. The directing is probably the best quality to this film. I always enjoy watching a film that is as unpredicatable as this film and where the director has turned the plot line on to his viewer.


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