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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

R | | Drama | 16 December 2016 (USA)
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A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

Director:

Kenneth Lonergan
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 129 wins & 259 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Heartbreaking and Heart-warming. Packs an emotional wallop! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The town was called Manchester until 1989, when resident Edward Corley led a highly controversial campaign to formally change its name to Manchester-by-the-Sea. The action was passed by the state legislature that year. See more »

Goofs

When Lee gets home and sees Suzy on the couch, the three drawings hanging from the fireplace mantle appear and disappear between shots. See more »

Quotes

Patrick: Who you gonna shoot, you or me?
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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

Manchester By The Sea Chorale
(uncredited)
Written by Lesley Barber
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Nice photography, nice acting of Casey
15 August 2017 | by AngelOctavioSee all my reviews

It is a calm film you can see it with facility, the resource of flashbacks is well employed in the movie, the acting of Casey Affleck seems to be rare at the beginning, but as you know the character you realize why is it like that. Very good acting, the photography also is awesome.


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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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