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Shutter Island (2010)

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In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

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Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Teddy Daniels
Mark Ruffalo ... Chuck Aule
Ben Kingsley ... Dr. Cawley
Max von Sydow ... Dr. Naehring
Michelle Williams ... Dolores
Emily Mortimer ... Rachel 1
Patricia Clarkson ... Rachel 2
Jackie Earle Haley ... George Noyce
Ted Levine ... Warden
John Carroll Lynch ... Deputy Warden McPherson
Elias Koteas ... Laeddis
Robin Bartlett ... Bridget Kearns
Christopher Denham ... Peter Breene
Nellie Sciutto ... Nurse Marino
Joseph Sikora ... Glen Miga (as Joe Sikora)
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Storyline

It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity. Written by alfiehitchie

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Someone is missing. See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

19 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ashecliffe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,062,440, 21 February 2010

Gross USA:

$128,012,934

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$294,804,195
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mark Ruffalo won the role of Chuck Aule after sending Martin Scorsese a fan letter saying how much he wanted to work with him. See more »

Goofs

A recording of Gustav Mahler's piano quartet plays in the SS officer's office at Dachau. Music by Jewish composers, like Mahler, was banned in Nazi Germany. No hard-line SS officer would have owned or listened to blacklisted Jewish music. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Teddy Daniels: Pull yourself together, Teddy. Pull yourself together.
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HOMMAGE Á JOHN CAGE
(1959)
Written & Performed by Nam June Paik
Courtesy of Nam June Paik Studios, Inc.
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One of the most memorable plot twists of this decade
22 July 2019 | by jackgdemossSee all my reviews

I originally saw this film when it came out but couldn't remember it well enough to give it a rating or write a review, so a rewatch was in order. I viewed the film through the lens of already knowing the plot twist, which made it a whole different experience. The ending will be remembered throughout film history as one that showed just how viciously a well written script can flip an audience over. This really is a film you should see twice.


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