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Manhattan Night (2016)

Manhattan Nocturne (original title)
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A reporter becomes involved with a mysterious woman while investigating her late husband's death.


Brian DeCubellis


Brian DeCubellis (screenplay), Colin Harrison (novel)





Credited cast:
Adrien Brody ... Porter Wren
Yvonne Strahovski ... Caroline Crowley
Campbell Scott ... Simon Crowley
Jennifer Beals ... Lisa Wren
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raul Aranas Raul Aranas ... Luis
Thomas Bair ... Tommy
Will Beinbrink ... Billy
Steven Berkoff ... Hobbs
Kevin Breznahan ... Ron
Jahni Brown Jahni Brown ... Vernon
Stan Carp ... Mr. Crowley
Oscar J. Castillo ... Caroline's doorman
Allegra Cohen ... Detective
Karin Collison ... Abigail (as Karin de la Penha)
Frank Deal ... Campbell


Based on Colin Harrison's acclaimed novel Manhattan Nocturne (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), MANHATTAN NIGHT tells the story of Porter Wren (Adrien Brody), a New York City tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy and anything that passes for the truth. At home he is a model family man, devoted to his loving wife (Jennifer Beals). But when a seductive stranger (Yvonne Strahovski) asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband Simon (Campbell Scott), he can't resist. In this modern version of a classic film noir, we follow Porter as he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail - one that threatens his job, his marriage, and his life. MANHATTAN NIGHT will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in theaters and On Demand May 20, 2016. Lionsgate Premiere, Grindstone Entertainment Group and 13 Films present in association with Sparkle Roll Media Corporation and Big Indie Pictures a production of Fable... Written by Lionsgate Premiere

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No reporter can resist a siren. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Campbell Scott and Jennifer Beals previously starred alongside each other in Roger Dodger (2002). See more »


He receives a cell phone call while inside a total metal cage, the bank vault - which would block the signal. See more »


[last lines]
Porter Wren: It's like the old reporter told me on my first day. "It's just one big story, kid. It's just one big story."
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Crazy Credits

Executive Producer - Jackie Chan yet he does not appear listed as part of the production team in the credits listing here at IMDb. See more »


Young Caroline
composed and performed by Jay Levine
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Dark & Erotic Noir Falls Short
30 August 2016 | by larrys3See all my reviews

This very dark and erotic noir just contained too many incredulous and far-fetched plot elements for my liking. There seemed to be a better movie lurking within this one that never really came together and emerged.

Adrien Brody is fine as Porter Wren, the poker-faced investigative reporter and columnist for a daily New York City newspaper. When he's unable to resist the seductive advances of the gorgeous Caroline Crowley, portrayed by Yvonne Strahovski, Porter will find himself being led down a path of dark and demented secrets that will cost him dearly.

All in all, this movie, written and directed by Brian DeCubellis, based on a novel by Colin Harrison, had enough intrigue to keep me interested for the most part, but it seemed to fall apart as it progressed, with the filmmaker choosing shock value over plot elements that might have enhanced the story.

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