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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.

Director:

Brian DeCubellis

Writers:

Brian DeCubellis (screenplay), Colin Harrison (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrien Brody ... Porter Wren
Yvonne Strahovski ... Caroline Crowley
Campbell Scott ... Simon Crowley
Jennifer Beals ... Lisa Wren
Steven Berkoff ... Sebastian Hobbs
Linda Lavin ... Norma Segal
Frank Deal ... Walden Campbell
Stan Carp ... Frank Crowley
Madison Elizabeth Lagares ... Sally Wren
Thomas Bair ... Tommy Wren
Theis Weckesser ... Charlie
Alex Echevarria Alex Echevarria ... Tull
Chinasa Ogbuagu ... Haitian Woman
Jahni Brown Jahni Brown ... Vernon
Karin Collison ... Abigail (as Karin de la Penha)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$184,656
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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 »

Soundtracks

If I Never Met You
Words and music by Brian DeCubellis
Performed by Lucy Woodward
Produced by Jay Levine
© 2015 Dulchabella Publishing. ASCAP
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Good, not Great. Delivers on its Trailer
9 August 2016 | by Jazzy31133See all my reviews

Manhattan Night tells you that it will be a movie cut from the film noir cloth, set in the sister world of a hard boiled detective novel. These movies are right up my alley and since Adrien Brody is a somewhat established player I decided to give this movie a chance.

The opening is a little cheesy, with depressing grey shots overlaid with Adrien speaking in monotones about the tough challenges he faces while living in an unforgiving city, but luckily the movie picks up the pace.

I was also pleasantly surprised by the chemistry between Adrien and the beautiful female lead. Romantic scenes felt natural and exciting, and it was a nice change of pace to see her act outside the family oriented TV series "Chuck".

I think you fill find that Manhattan Night Falls short where so many other thriller / mystery movies fall short - delivering on a great set up. It is very easy to set up a riveting crime and grab the viewer's attention. Why was something stolen or why was someone killed or why is someone acting strangely? To elevate the movie to classic status you need to provide a thrilling and satisfying end. But alas, there Sixth Sense type reveals are few and far between. I found the reveal and motivations slightly disappointing.

Manhattan Night was a well acted, medium paced thriller and that rolls slightly off the tracks and misses its final station at the end. Adrien Brody and hardcore crime fans will be partially satisfied and then soon forget this one. A generous 7/10.


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