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A Most Violent Year (2014)

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In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.

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J.C. Chandor

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J.C. Chandor
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 15 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oscar Isaac ... Abel Morales
Elyes Gabel ... Julian
Jessica Chastain ... Anna Morales
Lorna Pruce ... Toll Booth Attendant
Christopher Abbott ... Louis Servidio
Matthew Maher ... John Dominczyk
Albert Brooks ... Andrew Walsh
Jerry Adler ... Joseph Mendelsohn
Quinn Meyers ... Moishe Mendelsohn
Chester Jones III ... Beat Cop (as Chester Jones)
David Oyelowo ... D.A. Lawrence
Ashley Williams ... Deputy Lange
Glenn Fleshler ... Arnold Kline
Jimmy Palumbo ... Barber Jimmy O.
Daisy Tahan ... Annie Morales
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A crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. Written by Production

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New York City 1981, a dangerous time to build an empire. See more »


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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The musical score was composed by Alex Ebert, who previously collaborated with director J.C. Chandor on All Is Lost (2013). See more »

Goofs

When Abel goes to Lefkowitz for a loan and Loraine asks him how much he needs, he replies: "A million and a half dollars." In the script, he answers $500,000. This was spoken during the shoot and the newer figure changed in post-production. The audio/visual mismatch is visible. See more »

Quotes

Anna Morales: You're not gonna like what will happen once I get involved.
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Connections

Featured in Film 2017: Episode #44.2 (2015) See more »

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Una Lacrima Sul Viso
Written by Mogol & Roberto Satti
Performed by Ciao Italia
Courtesy of Rendez-Vous-Digital
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A Most Violent Year - Good but no cigar !!
12 January 2015 | by Sausage1See all my reviews

First of all let me just say, if IMDb allowed 0.5 votes, this would probably get a 6.5 from me. Where to begin with this one ? Well it's shot well, the cast nail the parts, but from start to finish you are waiting for the film to come to life, and unfortunately it just never does.

Some people will appreciate this film much more than others, but for me it was average at best. The main reason we all watch films and television, is to be entertained, and unfortunately with A Most Violent Year, it feels like we have been left wanting.

You never really get to appreciate 1980s New York, a couple of panoramic skylines don't really cut it. With a bit more substance to the story, better visuals & some period music, this film could & should have been much better.

Sausage1


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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jc3 See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$172,788, 4 January 2015

Gross USA:

$5,749,134

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,007,070
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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