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Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 27 November 2019 (USA)
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A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

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Rian Johnson

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Rian Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Craig ... Benoit Blanc
Chris Evans ... Ransom Drysdale
Ana de Armas ... Marta Cabrera
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Linda Drysdale
Michael Shannon ... Walt Thrombey
Don Johnson ... Richard Drysdale
Toni Collette ... Joni Thrombey
LaKeith Stanfield ... Lieutenant Elliott
Christopher Plummer ... Harlan Thrombey
Katherine Langford ... Meg Thrombey
Jaeden Martell ... Jacob Thrombey
Riki Lindhome ... Donna Thrombey
Edi Patterson ... Fran
Frank Oz ... Alan Stevens
K Callan ... Greatnana Wanetta
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Storyline

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. Written by Lionsgate

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house | police | nurse | chase | whodunit | See All (68) »

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Hell, any of them could have done it. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Morning Bell See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,769,548, 1 December 2019

Gross USA:

$47,628,053

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,127,797
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Several characters refer to a (fictional) Hallmark movie starring Danica McKellar and titled "Deadly by Surprise." Though McKellar was not asked if her name could be used in Knives Out, once she saw the movie she was delighted by the inclusion. She posted on Instagram, "What is life?? You guys, my name - and Hallmark - are talked about in this movie! First of all, Knives Out is the most fun I've had in a movie theater in a LONG time - the movie comes out today so GO SEE IT! It's a smart, fast-paced, funny mystery that keeps you guessing till the end. And... as a crazy little bonus, *yours truly* is mentioned not once, but twice... and as part of the plot! I believe the first reference is something like, "Well I saw Danica McKellar in this Hallmark movie and..." And then she proceeds to describe a crazy plot about a woman trying to poison her husband? I think? After I heard my name, I was so tickled, it was like a light grenade went off for a second so I'm not 100% sure, ha! Huge thank-you to the writer/director Rian Johnson for not only making a truly awesome whodunnit, but for including me in its lore. Everybody go see it!! ." In response, Rian Johnson posted, "WE LOVE YOU DANICA!!!!" See more »

Goofs

When Marta goes over Mr. Thrombey's drug regimen, she states that he injured his shoulder about a week ago. Therefore, she is giving him 100 mg of Toradol followed by 3 mg of Morphine for sleep. Toradol is only given in doses of 15 mg/ml or 30 mg/ml. In addition, one isn't supposed to give more than 60 mg/ml in a single dose. In addition, it should only be given for five days or less. See more »

Quotes

Benoit Blanc: I suspect foul play. I have eliminated no suspects
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Sweet Virginia
Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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Fun murder mystery
29 November 2019 | by amygwhiteSee all my reviews

It's a fun whodunit movie with a great cast. It would make a great book too.


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