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Nightcrawler (2014)

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When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

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Security Guard
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Scrapyard Owner (as Marco Rodriguez)
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Marcus Mayhem Video
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Pat Harvey ...
Pat Harvey
Sharon Tay ...
Sharon Tay
Rick Garcia ...
Rick Garcia
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Bill Seward
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KWLA Anchor Ben Waterman
Holly Hannula ...
KWLA Anchor Lisa Mays
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Pawn Shop Owner
Nick Chacon ...
Cop #1
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Storyline

NIGHTCRAWLER is a thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling - where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Written by Open Road Films

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The City Shines Brightest at Night See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including graphic images, and for language | See all certifications »

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31 October 2014 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,441,000 (USA) (31 October 2014)

Gross:

$32,279,955 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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Trivia

The last name of the family that Lou first entered their house without permission was Cahill. The same last name as Gyllenhaal's character in Brothers, Tommy Cahill. See more »

Goofs

All television stations (especially during the day) are on total lock down as they practice high security measures. Way higher security measures are practiced at night when stations practice even stricter security measures such as very high chain link fences with barbs and concertina wire, password protected entrance gates and doors. It is totally inconceivable that "Lou Bloom" (Jake Gyllenhaal) would be able to just walk off the street and into the station without these serious obstacles and just walk in and through the newsroom without being challenged. See more »

Quotes

Frank Kruse: This is my job.
Nina Romina: Your job's writing the tweet of the day and getting Deb to turn sideways during the weather forecast.
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Crazy Credits

Though hardly perceivable, the moon continues to rise as credits roll. See more »

Connections

Features The Court Jester (1955) See more »

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OUR CHANGING WORLD
Written by David Hewson (as Dave Hewson)
Courtesy of APM Music
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THE Film of the year
22 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of the few films that has held me in my seat from beginning to very end even when half way through I desperately needed to visit the bathroom . The storyline, script, filming and acting combine into the perfect storm of a brilliant film. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a character, on what I can only describe as at the higher end of the autistic spectrum and deserves an Oscar nomination for this role. His character is perfectly matched by Rene Russo playing the role of her career as the success seeking ageing news editor. And a shout too for Riz Ahmed as Rick, Gyllenhaal's assistant. What a contrast to "The Judge" which I saw last week, "Nightcrawler" is superior on every level, go see !


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