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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.

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Credited cast:
... Porter Wren
... Caroline Crowley
... Simon Crowley
... Lisa Wren
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raul Aranas ... Luis
... Tommy
... Billy
... Hobbs
... Ron
Jahni Brown ... Vernon
... Mr. Crowley
... Caroline's doorman
... Detective
... Abigail (as Karin de la Penha)
... Campbell
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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 »


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

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20 May 2016 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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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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 »

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Music by Julian Soto
Performed by Julian Soto
Produced by Jay Levine
© 2015 Julian Soto
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Candid Camera
23 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

I am on a hot streak this year regarding indie films noir. This is the fourth I've seen and it's the best so far. I know, I know, I said that about "The American Side", but this one's even better. But I don't think you can see it, at least in the NYC area - it got here on a Thursday, I saw it on Monday, and it's leaving on Wednesday; 7 days exposure, and in only one theater.

In a nutshell; Porter (Adrien Brody) writes a column in a tabloid and covers accidents and murders. He meets Caroline (Yvonne Strahovski) at a party and tells him she has a problem, but he must come to her apartment to get the details. Her husband, a kinky movie director, was recently murdered and it is still unsolved. He volunteers to help. The publisher of his paper also enlists his help to find a compromising tape made of him. (of course, there is a connection).

The plot and script is as good as it is absorbing. "Manhattan Night" starts off slowly for the first 40 minutes, but the last hour is riveting. And I can guarantee you've never seen a more offbeat story. Adrien Brody is perfect as a noir detective (in this case, a writer) and Ms. Strahovski is a knockout as well as a very competent actress. Too bad you won't be able to see this one.


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