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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

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Releases November 1, 2019
Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.

Director:

Edward Norton

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
Bruce Willis ... Frank Minna
Edward Norton ... Lionel Essrog
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Laura Rose
Willem Dafoe ... Paul Randolph
Alec Baldwin ... Moses Randolph
Leslie Mann
Fisher Stevens
Bobby Cannavale ... Tony Vermonte
Dallas Roberts ... Danny Fantl
Ethan Suplee ... Gilbert Coney
Josh Pais ... William Lieberman
Michael Kenneth Williams
Cherry Jones
Robert Wisdom
Erica Sweany ... Formosa Hostess
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Edward Norton said it took 45 days to shoot the entire movie. See more »

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Incredible performance
12 October 2019 | by rldimensionSee all my reviews

Ed Norton does an amazing performance. Alec Baldwin was terrific!


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