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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.

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (novel)
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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

In 1954, 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 thinks he's 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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Taglines:

Some places never let you go. 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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Trivia

Some of Val Lewton's 1940s zombies movies were an inspiration for Martin Scorsese in creating this movie's mood. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie and in Teddy's dreams the phrase "Why you all wet, Baby" is used. However, in the final flashback by the lake Andrew uses the phrase "Baby, why you all wet". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Teddy Daniels: Pull yourself together, Teddy. Pull yourself together.
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Connections

Referenced in Workaholics: True Dromance (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minor
(1876)
Written by Gustav Mahler
Arranged by Christopher Hoffman & Michael Pitt
Performed by Christopher Hoffman
[Heard on phonograph in commandant's office in Dachau]
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The movie is perfect psycho drama
24 September 2017 | by ruhsaSee all my reviews

Shutter Island is the story of Teddy Daniels, A U.S. federal marshal sent to the island with his partner Chuck Aule to search for the disappearance of a patient. Each scene provides a turn against their leads and compels them to look for more whilst searching in places we couldn't comprehend, including their minds. Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo feed off each other and supply great performances for their characters as expected, but some of the other characters whose names are riveted on the posters or marquees are sensational as well. The two that stuck out to me most were Ben Kingsley (Dr. Cawley) and Michelle Williams (Dolores, Teddy's wife), each of whom brought so much dramatics and new questions to the movie, developing plot twists and controversy. I don't think this film would be the same without them.

This is also a film I would recommend seeing a second time. In fact, it is even better the second time. All those pieces of that puzzle you didn't catch the first time, you will the second. You see, we as the audience are first put in the shoes of Teddy. The second? Well, without giving too much away, lets just say you are put in someones else's shoes entirely during the second viewing.

Shutter Island. A film that will make you question your own sanity. A film that will leave you breathless. A film that has re-ignited the thriller genre. A film that will leave you, and the main character, searching for answers.


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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:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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