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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

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In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend.

Director:

Edward Norton

Writers:

Jonathan Lethem (based on the novel by), Edward Norton (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Norton ... Lionel Essrog
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Laura Rose
Alec Baldwin ... Moses Randolph
Bobby Cannavale ... Tony Vermonte
Willem Dafoe ... Paul
Bruce Willis ... Frank Minna
Ethan Suplee ... Gilbert Coney
Cherry Jones ... Gabby Horowitz
Dallas Roberts ... Danny Fantl
Josh Pais ... William Lieberman
Radu Spinghel Radu Spinghel ... Giant Man
Fisher Stevens ... Lou
Peter Gray Lewis ... Mayor (as Peter Lewis)
Robert Wisdom ... Billy Rose (as Robert Ray Wisdom)
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Trumpet Man
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Storyline

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, "Motherless Brooklyn" follows Lionel Essrog (Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve his friend's murder. Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance. Written by Warner Bros.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout including some sexual references, brief drug use, and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Motherless Brooklyn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,500,454, 3 November 2019

Gross USA:

$9,229,980

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,929,980
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During filming in a Harlem building a New York City firefighter (Michael Davidson, 37) died on 22.03.2018 after a large fire broke out. The blaze broke out in the cellar of a building on 773 St. Nicholas Avenue about 11 p.m. Two other firefighters suffered serious burns. A number of others with the department had less serious injuries, and three civilians received minor injuries. See more »

Goofs

The terms "paper trail" and "granny glasses" did not exist in 1957. See more »

Quotes

Lionel Essrog: There's something going down, and it's big, and they were not happy about what he found.
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Crazy Credits

Shauna Lyn... this is yours as much as mine. See more »


Soundtracks

Daily Battles
Written by Thom Yorke
Performed by Thom Yorke and Flea
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Ed Norton's best
10 November 2019 | by glennataylorSee all my reviews

Interesting fast moving movie in the tradition of Chinatown. In fact Ed was as good as jack. Without spoilers it's dark, disturbing, slow at first but picks up speed. Excellent cinematography, great soundtrack, follows the Novel relatively faithfully. Not many good movies left anymore, this was one of a kind in the era of superhero's and green screen garbage. I loved it, and hate 90% of the garbage they put out, which of course means it will win no awards.


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