Left heartbroken by the woman he loved and lost many years ago, Manglehorn, an eccentric small-town locksmith, tries to start his life over again with the help of a new friend.


David Gordon Green


Paul Brad Logan (as Paul Logan)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Manglehorn
Holly Hunter ... Dawn
Harmony Korine ... Gary
Chris Messina ... Jacob
Skylar Gasper Skylar Gasper ... Kylie
Brian Mays Brian Mays ... Carl (as Brian D. Mays)
Herc Trevino Herc Trevino ... Robbie (as Herculano Trevino)
Angela Woods Angela Woods ... Steve
Marisa Varela ... Patricia
Sandy Avila ... Mother with Kid in Car
Jazzmin Delgado Jazzmin Delgado ... Jasmine
June Weber June Weber ... Cafeteria Cook
Carolyn Wickwire ... Checkout Lady
Tim Curry Tim Curry ... Singing Man
Lamonica Lewis Lamonica Lewis ... Singing Woman


A.J. Manglehorn is a reclusive Texas key-maker who spends his days caring for his cat, finding comfort in his work and lamenting a long lost love. Enter kind-hearted bank teller Dawn whose interest in the eccentric Manglehorn may just be able to draw him out of his shell. Written by IFC Films

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for some sexual content and language, and for accident and surgery images | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


After co-starring in this film, Harmony Korine cast Al Pacino to star in his next feature, The Trap See more »


When Manglehorn has a conversation with the little girl in a park, the girl holds a yellow toy and eats ice cream. The amount of ice cream changes too quickly between shots. See more »


[first lines]
A.J. Manglehorn: Manglehorn, who are we locking?
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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Anastasia Myskina/Dinara Safina (2015) See more »


Type of Way
Written by Lionel Carter and Dequantes Devontay Lamar
Performed by Rich Homie Quan
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A Strange Film, With Brilliant Performances!
26 October 2015 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn' is a strange film, about an unlikely protagonist, whose journey, despite some greatness, is half-baked. Fortunately, the protagonist is played by Thespian Al Pacino, who, with a strong Holly Hunter, leads this uneven tale.

'Manglehorn' Synopsis: Left heartbroken by the woman he loved and lost many years ago, Manglehorn, an eccentric small-town locksmith, tries to start his life over again with the help of a new friend.

'Manglehorn' is about loneliness & regrets. A.J. Manglehorn is a heartbroken, depressed old man, who finds hope in the form of a new friend. And some of it works. Its actually quite a decent watch, but the Writing lags at times. It gets loose & moves a bit too slowly.

Paul Logan's Screenplay isn't without merit, it definitely has a story to tell, but it lags. The protagonist's interactions with his fellow people, aren't always engaging. The best bits are when Manglehorn & his new friend are together. And yet, in totality, the result is uneven. David Gordon Green's Direction is alright. He's done better before. Cinematography is perfect. Editing is ably done.

Performance-Wise: Pacino is magic, yet again! As A.J. Manglehorn, The Acting Epitome, ignites the screen with an effortless, heartfelt performance. Holly Hunter is wonderful. Her scenes with Pacino are the highpoint of this enterprise. Its a delight to watch them.

On the whole, 'Manglehorn' is partly good, partly bland. Nonetheless, Watch it for the acting.

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Release Date:

3 June 2015 (France) See more »

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Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,227, 21 June 2015

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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