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Motherless Brooklyn ()


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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.

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Cast

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Lionel Essrog
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Laura Rose
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Moses Randolph
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Tony Vermonte
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Paul
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Frank Minna
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Gilbert Coney
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Gabby Horowitz
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Danny Fantl
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William Lieberman
Radu Spinghel ...
Giant Man
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Lou
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Mayor (as Peter Lewis)
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Billy Rose (as Robert Ray Wisdom)
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Trumpet Man
Isaiah J. Thompson ...
King Rooster Piano Player
Russell Hall ...
King Rooster Bassist
Joe Farnsworth ...
King Rooster Drummer
Jerry Weldon ...
King Rooster Saxophonist
Eric Berryman ...
King Rooster Bartender (as Eric Berryman Jr.)
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Jacob Gleason
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Union Boss Speaker
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Betty
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Julia Minna
Migs Govea ...
Formosa Bartender
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Formosa Hostess
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Inwood Residential Secretary
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Hall of Records Clerk
Yinka Adeboyeku ...
Angry Young Man
Joyce O'Connor ...
Cindy Fleming
Thomas Luiz Leninger ...
Paperboy
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Brooklyn Bar Waitress
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Doctor
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Nurse
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Orderly
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Detective
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Beatnik
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Young Cat #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Young Cat #1
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Reformer #2
Marshall Axt ...
Head Press Photograper (uncredited)
Avondre E.D. Beverley ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Richard Bird ...
King Rooster Patron (uncredited)
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Store Owner (uncredited)
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Community Protester (uncredited)
Kenneth Carrella ...
Longshoremen #1 (uncredited)
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Newspaper Boy (uncredited)
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Gabby's Cabby (uncredited)
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Protester (uncredited)
John DiGiorgio ...
Town Hall Attendee (uncredited)
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Athletic Club Boy (uncredited)
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Town Hall Attendee (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Mayors Secretary (uncredited)
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Library Guest (uncredited)
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Town Hall Attendee (uncredited)
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Community Activist (uncredited)
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Political Operative (uncredited)
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Protester (uncredited)
Hollywood Nick Pagani ...
Getaway Car Driver (uncredited)
Skylar Robinson ...
Stoop Kid (uncredited)
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Harlem Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)
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Woman With Blue Umbrella (uncredited)

Directed by

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Edward Norton

Written by

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

Produced by

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Adrian Alperovich ... executive producer
Michael Bederman ... producer
Sue Kroll ... executive producer
Bill Migliore ... producer
Daniel Nadler ... producer
Edward Norton ... producer
Gigi Pritzker ... producer
Rachel Shane ... producer
Brian Niranjan Sheth ... executive producer
Robert F. Smith ... producer

Music by

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Daniel Pemberton

Cinematography by

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Dick Pope

Film Editing by

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Joe Klotz

Editorial Department

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Stacy Chaet ... workflow producer
Timothy Donovan ... VFX Editor
Brian May Gibson ... colorist: dailies
Dan Grbic ... Apprentice Editor
Adam Inglis ... colorist
Clare Movshon ... feature finishing producer
Sarah Pachter ... Apprentice Editor
Mia Pakulski ... workflow supervisor
Sean Toney ... dailies technician

Casting By

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Avy Kaufman

Production Design by

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Beth Mickle

Art Direction by

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Michael Ahern

Set Decoration by

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Kara Zeigon

Costume Design by

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Amy Roth

Makeup Department

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Shira Aaron ... additional makeup artist
Etzel Ecleston ... additional makeup artist
Navya La Shay ... additional makeup artist
Ashley Leitzel-Reichenbach ... additional hair
Joanna McCarthy ... key makeup artist
Louise McCarthy ... makeup department head
Jill Mckay ... makeup artist
Amanda Miller ... wig: for Leslie Mann
Janine JP Parrella ... additional makeup artist
Kerrie Smith ... hair department head

Production Management

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Fady Hadid ... post-production supervisor: Warner Bros.
Stuart Macphee ... post-production supervisor
Gary Martyn ... production supervisor: additional photography

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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G.A. Aguilar ... second unit director
Adam Escott ... first assistant director
Tom Glick ... second second assistant director
Jeremy Mohler ... assistant director
Nick Vanderpool ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Jill Beecher ... concept illustrator
Daniel Boxer ... props
Andrew Burgh ... set dresser
Gabu Camilo ... props
Jason Christiansen ... assistant art director
Jayne Clark ... props assistant
Julia Colicchio ... Scenic Artist
Marc Connor ... scenic artist
Lauren Doner ... charge scenic
Mike Drury ... assistant property master
Gerard Fiore ... key construction grip
Ray Fisher ... leadman
Cara Gelbard ... set dec assistant
Gary Grill ... construction coordinator
Sandy Hamilton ... property master
Arlo Hoffman ... props
Tommy Janulis ... picture car coordinator
Charles Kern ... camera scenic artist
Nicolas Locke ... charge scenic: reshoots
Curtis Oliveira ... set dresser
Theo Rubinstein ... on-set dresser
Lou Scala ... On Set Dresser
Valerie Scoppa-Misarti ... set dresser
Darrin Smith ... Key Shop Electric
Kelly Solomon ... art department coordinator
Julia Wooten ... set dresser
Hollywood Nick Pagani ... picture car wrangler (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Justine Baker ... ADR Recordist
David Boulton ... ADR Mixer
Will Chapman ... second sound assistant: Dailies UK Unit
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Mario De Socio ... ADR recordist
Paul Hsu ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Luke Q. Iaciofano ... sound utility
Craig Kyllonen ... assistant sound editor
Marissa Littlefield ... adr editor
Danny Michael ... sound mixer
Michael Miller ... adr mixer
John-Paul Natysin ... boom operator: day player
Spyros Poulos ... second unit sound utility
Nicholas Schenck ... foley editor
Kira Smith ... boom operator
Jason Stasium ... pro tools playback mixer
Philip Stockton ... dialogue editor
Allan Zaleski ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Steven E. Fernandez ... special effects technician
Jimmy Hays ... special effects
Caleb P. Johnson ... special effects coordinator
Ben Riedman ... special effects technician
Adam I. Rochester Sr. ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Neishaw Ali ... visual effects executive producer
Grant Anderson ... visual effects artist
John Ashby ... lidar and cyber tech
John Bair ... visual effects supervisor: Phosphene
Adam Baker ... animator: Spin VFX
Nate Brown ... visual effects coordinator
Josh Child ... senior compositor
Nicholas Chilelli ... Layout Artist
Mina Choe ... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital
Unggyu Choi ... digital compositor: Brainstorm-Digital
Amy Christensen ... digital compositor
Derek Cole ... ncam operator
Nick Crist ... senior compositor
Yan Dai ... compositor
Julien Desroches ... digital compositor
Eran Dinur ... visual effects supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
Aditi Doshi ... fx artist: Spin VFX
Artur Elson ... visual effects
Aadel Forootan ... cg supervisor: SPIN VFX
Richard Friedlander ... vfx producer: Brainstorm Digital
Bridget Fullan ... visual effects
Coche Gonzalez ... senior digital compositor
Ariyan Hashemi ... digital compositor
Namjin Heo ... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital
Suzanne Hillner ... visual effects artist
Alex Hirtenstein ... environment artist
Mitch Hounslow ... visual effects editor: SPINVFX
Min Hwa Jung ... digital compositor
Ji Hye Kim ... digital compositor / digital matte painter
Michael Lebensfeld ... vfx manager
Celeste Leizer ... digital compositor
Erwan Leroy ... head of 2d: SPINVFX
Christian Lowe ... lead digital artist
Vincent Febriyanto Mak ... digital compositor: SPIN VFX
Jose L. Marin ... lead digital artist
Philip McGuire ... Compositing Supervisor: Ingenuity Studios
Ranran Meng ... compositor
Yunsik Noh ... lead compositor: Brainstorm Digital
Ryoma Omichi ... layout & tracking artist: SPIN VFX
Russell Porchia ... digital compositor: The Molecule
Sophie-Ann Price ... visual effects coordinator
Ryan Rakes ... digital compositor
Stevie Ramone ... visual effects supervisor: SPIN VFX
Antonio Ribeiro ... digital compositor: SPIN VFX
Lucy Robert ... visual effects coordinator
Mark Russell ... visual effects supervisor
John Seppala ... digital compositor
Tim Sibley ... effects supervisor: Spin VFX
Felipe Siem ... lighting artist: spin vfx
Robert Skiena ... layout artist
Mike Soppit ... visual effects editor
Jesse Speer ... Lead Compositor / lead compositor
Stedman Tam ... visual effects editor: Spin VFX
David Tate ... digital compositor
Eryn Thorsley ... visual effects artist
Mark Thurstlic ... visual effects artist
Brian Tong ... vfx editor: Spin VFX
Mani Trump ... compositing supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
Yoshi Vu ... visual effects artist
Scott Winston ... technical director
Jaehyun Yeon ... digital compositor: visual effects
Brian Yuan Zhang ... vfx editorial supervisor: Spin VFX
Dianshuo Zhang ... digital compositor
Ben Zylberman ... matte painter

Stunts

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Brian Burik ... stunt rigger / utility stunts
Scott Burik ... utility stunts
Blaise Corrigan ... stunts
William Cote ... stunts
Peter Epstein ... stunts
Mark Fichera ... stunt performer
Jim Ford ... stunt double: Lionel
Tim Gallin ... stunts
Christopher Jon Gombos ... stunt double: Ethan Suplee
Josh Lakatos ... stunts
Ryan Mari ... utility stunts
Anthony Mecca ... stunt performer
Declan Mulvey ... stunt driver
Abdellah Oukseh ... stunts
Thomas Place ... stunt driver
Stephen A. Pope ... stunt coordinator
Ashley Pynn ... stunt driver
Ben Rezendes ... stunt double
Bob Roseman ... stunts
Eric R Salas ... stunts
Jeremy Sample ... utility stunts
Danny Schoch ... stunt double
Robbie P Smith ... stunt double: Alec Baldwin
Matt Triplett ... stunt driver
Keil Oakley Zepernick ... Stunt Double: Radu Spinghel

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tiffany Armour-Tejada ... digital imaging technician: VFX UNIT
Alan Blagg ... key rigging grip
Gregory Borges ... grip
Patrick Cecilian ... dit
Andres Claridge ... "a" cam second assistant/uk shoot
Matt Degreff ... underwater assistant camera
Robert K. Feldmann ... rigging grip
James J. Ferris ... electrician
Michael Fuchs ... additional steadicam operator
Sean P. Gilbert ... underwater camera operator
Jon Graham ... camera operator: drone
Afton Grant ... steadicam operator
Michael Guthrie ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Craig Haagensen ... camera operator: "a" camera
Josh Haslup ... b camera dolly grip: second unit
Brett Heicher ... electrician
Bjorn G. Jackson ... digital imaging technician: second unit
Dexter Kennedy ... aerial drone pilot
John Kramer ... electrician / rigging electrician
Eric Lichtenstein ... second unit: A 2nd AC
Randy Lin ... additional rigging electrician
Bobby Mancuso ... 1st assistant camera: "b" camera
Justin Mancuso ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Peter Marsden ... digital imaging technician: additional photography
John J. Moers ... documentary cameraman
Jeff Muhlstock ... camera operator / steadicam operator
William Newell ... gaffer
Scott Nocero ... lighting technician
Beth O'Brien ... rigging electrician
Dave Palestine ... grip
Andrew Peister ... drone technician
Toni Sheppard ... loader
Darrin Smith ... Key Shop Electric
David Stern ... key grip
Jonathan Stern ... best boy electric
Robert Streeper ... Camera Car Driver: plate unit
Eric Swanek ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Tyler Swanek ... 2nd assistant camera: "a" camera / loader
Amanda Uribe ... loader
Patrick Wade ... rigging gafer
Glen Wilson ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Scotty Anderson ... casting associate
Allison Hall ... extras casting
Marjie Hochberger ... background casting assistant
Bruce Winant ... adr voice casting
Leeba Zakharov ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Amber Augone ... additional costumer
Debbe DuPerrieu ... additional set costumer
Melissa Gangi ... additional set costumer
Linda Giammarese ... costume supervisor
Erika Goyzueta ... costume supervisor
Yvette Helin ... tailor
Lolly Holloway ... additional costumer
Jeff Horta ... costume production assistant
Caroline Horton ... key costumer
Heather Howard ... additional set costumer
Rene Marie Irwin ... bg key costumer / key costumer
Chloe Karmin ... costume pa
Emmanuelle Martin ... costume coordinator
James Massenburg ... costumer
Nikia Nelson ... set costumer: additional
Michelle Roy ... shopper
Rosi Zingales ... head tailor
Audrey Eisner ... additional costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Bill Ahern ... assistant location manager
Zoran Blazevic ... location scout
Ellen Athena Catsikeas ... Location Manager: Additional Photography
Sean Ilnseher ... supervising location manager
Jessi Partridge ... location coordinator
Linda Perkins ... location scout
Ali A. Rashti ... location assistant
Maya Reid ... location scout
Drew Schofer ... location manager
Tahnee Tangherlini ... location assistant

Music Department

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Ashley Andrew-Jones ... assistant engineer
Linda Cohen ... music supervisor
Andrew Findon ... musician: flute
Alex Gruz ... composer's assistant / sample designer
Adam Miller ... assistant engineer
Katherine Gordon Miller ... music editor
Sam Okell ... scoring engineer
Barnaby Robson ... clarinet
Peter Rotter ... music contractor
Danny Ryan ... music preparation
Jamie Talbot ... tenor saxophone

Script and Continuity Department

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Deirdre Horgan ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Kahlil Bess ... honeywagon driver
Liam Ferguson ... production driver
David Labutte ... wardrobe truck/basecamp genny

Other crew

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Paul Aftanas ... office production assistant
John Baldofsky ... payroll assistant
Sofia Blanco ... production assistant
Mike Brant ... production coordinator
Michael Anthony Brown ... production assistant
Johnny Callaway ... key set production assistant: second unit
Ann Caprio ... first assistant accountant
Wendy Cohen ... production resources
John Conquy ... production assistant
Dan Diaz ... On-Set security
Matt Dunn ... second assistant accountant
Chloe Eichler ... assistant to executive producer
Holly Victoria Furman ... staff production assistant: key
Quentin Guiavarc'h ... set production assistant
Tianna Halldorson ... assistant post accountant
Patrick J. Harris ... production assistant
Lucas Isabella ... production assistant
Julie Kuehndorf ... publicist
Gabriella Ludlow ... business affairs/legal
Travis Manney ... production assistant
Peter Marschark ... craft service
Randy Masters ... stand in: Alec Baldwin
Carole McGorrian ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Terrell J. Merrill ... location assistant
Ali Newhard ... production assistant
Bao Nguyen ... assistant post production accountant
Jason Ortiz ... key production assistant
Sarah Perlin ... staff production assistant
Adam Huel Potter ... Associate: Willis Brothers Films
Kurt Reinmund ... production secretary
Fernanda Reuel ... production assistant
Shanae Rivers ... Assistant Production Coordinator
Daniel G. Ross II ... production assistant
Joe Russo ... epk producer
David Sarussi ... stand-in for bobby cannavale
Howard Shipman ... assistant parking coordinator: reshoots
Stacey Smith ... delivery consultant
Logan Wasley ... payroll accountant
Jade Chow Young ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Brooklyn Affairs (France)
  • Huérfanos de Brooklyn (Spain)
  • Huérfanos de Brooklyn (Colombia)
  • Οι Σκιές του Μπρούκλιν (Greece)
  • Motherless Brooklyn - I segreti di una città (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 144 min
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Budget $26,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Edward Norton met and consulted many members of the Tourette's Association of America to prepare for the role. The film has received approval from the organization as well. See more »
Goofs During the car chase early in the film, the car carrying Edward Norton and Ethan Suplee runs over the sidewalk as it rounds a corner, clearly showing the curb ramps for the handicapped, that would not have been installed until after the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode dated 10 September 2019 (2019). See more »
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Crazy Credits Shauna Lyn... this is yours as much as mine. See more »
Quotes Lionel Essrog: Giant faggot munchkin meat!
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