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Manhattan Night (2016)

Manhattan Nocturne (original title)
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A reporter becomes involved with a mysterious woman while investigating her late husband's death.



(screenplay), (novel)
3,716 ( 625)





Credited cast:
Porter Wren
Caroline Crowley
Simon Crowley
Lisa Wren
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raul Aranas ...
Thomas Bair ...
Jahni Brown ...
Stan Carp ...
Mr. Crowley
Caroline's doorman
Abigail (as Karin de la Penha)


Based on Colin Harrison's acclaimed novel Manhattan Nocturne (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), MANHATTAN NIGHT tells the story of Porter Wren (Adrien Brody), a New York City tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy and anything that passes for the truth. At home he is a model family man, devoted to his loving wife (Jennifer Beals). But when a seductive stranger (Yvonne Strahovski) asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband Simon (Campbell Scott), he can't resist. In this modern version of a classic film noir, we follow Porter as he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail - one that threatens his job, his marriage, and his life. MANHATTAN NIGHT will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in theaters and On Demand May 20, 2016. Lionsgate Premiere, Grindstone Entertainment Group and 13 Films present in association with Sparkle Roll Media Corporation and Big Indie Pictures a production of Fable... Written by Lionsgate Premiere

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In the city of a billion stories, he risked it all for hers... See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

20 May 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Manhattan Night  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Campbell Scott and Jennifer Beals previously starred alongside each other in Roger Dodger (2002). See more »


The taxi that drops Porter and Caroline at her apartment when they duck out of the party is not a New York City taxi. Its roof light is wrong, its medallion number is wrong, there is no medallion affixed to the hood of the car, and there is no fare information on the rear door. See more »


[last lines]
Porter Wren: It's like the old reporter told me on my first day. "It's just one big story, kid. It's just one big story."
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Crazy Credits

Executive Producer - Jackie Chan yet he does not appear listed as part of the production team in the credits listing here at IMDb. See more »


(closing credits)
Words and music by Brian DeCubellis
Performed by Cuban Missile Crisis
Produced by Jay Levine
© 2015 Dulchabella Publishing. ASCAP
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Enjoyable drama mystery
10 April 2017 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Film Noir like I like them. Even though there is not much action the movie is enjoyable to watch. It's all filmed at a slow pace, also with the calm narrating voice, but that's what this movie needs. It's a mystery drama that starts slow but once you're into the story it all gets better. The strange relationship between husband and wife Caroline and Simon Crowley played by Yvonne Strahovski and Campbell Scott is not the average day-to-day relationship and this is what makes the movie interesting. Add on that that Yvonne Strahovski is a candy for the eye. Adrien Brody plays like most of his roles, never flamboyant but always performing good. His character this time is also a very calm person that just tries to figure out some mysteries and solve some problems. But don't expect much action because there is hardly any, and the story doesn't really need action anyways. The story is strong enough for that. A good movie night assured.

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