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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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In the city of a billion stories, he risked it all for hers... 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 »


The taxi that drops Porter and Caroline at her apartment when they duck out of the party is not a New York City taxi. Its roof light is wrong, its medallion number is wrong, there is no medallion affixed to the hood of the car, and there is no fare information on the rear door. See more »


[repeated line]
Porter Wren: Thank you for your time.
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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 »


Chain Reaction
Words and music by Sophie Dupin
Performed by Brix
Produced by Jay Levine
© 2015 Break Entertainment
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Loved it! Way better than what the reviews are saying.
31 May 2016 | by gxmeSee all my reviews

Watched this on demand tonight. Wasn't expecting much based on the reviews. I thought it was excellent once you get past the first 15 minutes or so, which feel a bit contrived. The movie is very intense and keeps the viewer involved and wanting to see where it's going. I would categorize the movie as mystery/suspense. The acting was excellent. Adrian Brody just has a certain something special in every movie he is in. The female lead is drop dead gorgeous. The guy who played the lead's deceased husband gave a quite fascinating, if sick, performance. I did correctly predict the ending in my head about halfway through, but still enjoyed it very much. I literally got chills at the end.

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