A young governess is hired to look after an orphaned girl, but the return of the girl's problematic brother uncovers secrets from their past. A modern take on Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw."

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Floria Sigismondi

Writers:

Henry James (based on the novel "The Turn of the Screw" by), Chad Hayes (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mackenzie Davis ... Kate Mandell
Finn Wolfhard ... Miles Fairchild
Brooklynn Prince ... Flora Fairchild
Barbara Marten Barbara Marten ... Mrs. Grose
Joely Richardson ... Darla Mandell
Niall Greig Fulton ... Quint
Denna Thomsen ... Jessel
Kim Adis ... Rose
Darlene Garr Darlene Garr ... Holly
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Storyline

A young woman quits her teaching job to be a private tutor (governess) for a wealthy young heiress who witnessed her parent's tragic death. Shortly after arriving, the girl's degenerate brother is sent home from his boarding school. The tutor has some strange, unexplainable experiences in the house and begins to suspect there is more to their story.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror, violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Joely Richardson (Darla Mandell) is the fourth member of her family to appear in an adaptation of the 1898 horror novella "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James. Her grandfather Michael Redgrave played the Uncle in The Innocents (1961), her aunt Lynn Redgrave played the governess Miss Jane Cubberly in The Turn of the Screw (1974) and her uncle Corin Redgrave played the Professor in The Turn of the Screw (2009). See more »

Goofs

The 1994 lesson book for Flora identifies February 28th as a Tuesday and March 1st as a Wednesday. In 1994, those dates were a Monday and Tuesday, respectively. See more »

Quotes

Kate: Where were you hiding?
Flora: Like I'd tell.
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Womb
Written by Clementine Creevy, Lawrence Rothman
Performed by Cherry Glazerr
Courtesy of Secretly Canadian and KRO Records
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26 January 2020 | by seanfettSee all my reviews

I gave The Turning 2 stars. The only things worth looking at in this "film" are the wardrobe and the house. Other than that this junker gets 2 👎🏻👎🏻 And and extra long fart noise.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,950,045, 26 January 2020

Gross USA:

$15,472,775

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,427,123
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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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