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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Teddy Daniels
... Chuck Aule
... Dr. Cawley
... Dr. Naehring
... Dolores
... Rachel 1
... Rachel 2
... George Noyce
... Warden
... Deputy Warden McPherson
... Laeddis
... Bridget Kearns
... Peter Breene
... Nurse Marino
... 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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Some places never let you go. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

19 February 2010 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,062,440, 21 February 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$128,012,934, 10 June 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$294,804,195, 10 June 2010
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Trivia

The title is an anagram of "truths and lies", and "truths/denials". See more »

Goofs

When Daniels and Aule are showing their badges upon arrival at the island it shows "Department of Justice", until 1965 each U.S. District Court hired and administered it own marshals independently from all others, also both characters mention the Marshals being a federal agency, the United States Marshal Service wasn't established as a federal agency until 1969 and was not part of the Department of Justice until 1974, so in the 1954 neither of these facts would be correct. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Teddy Daniels: Pull yourself together, Teddy. Pull yourself together.
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TOMORROW NIGHT
(1939)
Written by Sam Coslow & Will Grosz (as Wilhelm Grosz)
Performed by Lonnie Johnson
Courtesy of Gusto Records, Inc.
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Of all the movies in theatres to see, this is worth your time
17 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

I just saw Shutter Island this evening, just prior to its American release. I have to say this film was full of intrigue. Prior to viewing this film I had built a preconceived notion of what this thriller was going to be like because I was fooled yet again by good marketing when watching the trailer. This is probably not the movie for your average film-goer who wants an easy plot line to follow and little thought required. This movie does challenge the viewer physchologically and definitely holds your attention all the way through. For someone who was never much of a Leonardo fan, his performance is brilliant, so much range to his character. In fact all of the acting in this film is excellent. The directing is probably the best quality to this film. I always enjoy watching a film that is as unpredicatable as this film and where the director has turned the plot line on to his viewer.


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