A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

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Kenneth Lonergan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Affleck ... Lee Chandler
Ben O'Brien ... Young Patrick
Kyle Chandler ... Joe Chandler
Richard Donelly Richard Donelly ... Mr. Martinez (1st Tenant)
Virginia Loring Cooke Virginia Loring Cooke ... Mrs. Groom (2nd tenant)
Quincy Tyler Bernstine ... Marianne (3rd Tenant)
Missy Yager ... Mrs. Olsen (4th Tenant)
Stephen McKinley Henderson ... Mr. Emery
Ben Hanson Ben Hanson ... Lenny - the bartender
Mary Mallen ... Sharon
Lewis D. Wheeler ... 1st Businessman at Bar
Anthony Estrella Anthony Estrella ... 2nd Businessman at Bar
C.J. Wilson ... George
Susan Pourfar Susan Pourfar ... Nurse Irene
Robert Sella Robert Sella ... Dr. Muller
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Storyline

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. Written by Jwelch5742

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Breathtaking... A truly incredible piece of cinema! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie used real Manchester Fire Department and EMS personnel in the film. They identified and corrected procedural mistakes and called most of the shots involving the fire department. See more »

Goofs

In one of the early scenes where Lee shovels snow outside the apartment building, the shovel goes from a metal gray shovel to a red plastic shovel. See more »

Quotes

[Lee and Patrick are walking on the street, having a heated argument which includes profanity. We see a pedestrian who overhears their conversation]
Manchester Pedestrian: Great parenting.
Lee Chandler: Fuck you! Mind your fucking business, fucking asshole!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits rolls on with background of nature, boats and the town, in particular the scenic beaches. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Australia, the film was originally passed MA-15+ uncut, however the distributors opted to re-edit the audio and cut the length of the film, in order to remove every use of the term 'c-t' and 'motherf--er'. Following these changes the film was later re-classified and the rating was lowered to 'M'. See more »

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Soundtracks

45 Revolutions Per Minute
Written by Ryan Taylor
Performed by Oil Boom
Courtesy of Vu Music
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VERY REAL.
10 March 2020 | by andrewchristianjrSee all my reviews

Very real, great acting, sweet and moving. Beautiful scenery tbh. I wish the ending had been a little different, but I guess it was meant to leave it up in the air for your own imagination. Well played by the casts.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manchester by the Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$256,498, 20 November 2016

Gross USA:

$47,695,371

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,988,148
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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