A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body, and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.

Directors:

Dan Kwan (as Daniel Kwan), Daniel Scheinert

Writers:

Daniel Scheinert, Dan Kwan (as Daniel Kwan)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Dano ... Hank
Daniel Radcliffe ... Manny
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Sarah
Antonia Ribero ... Crissie
Timothy Eulich ... Preston
Richard Gross ... Hank's Dad
Marika Casteel ... Reporter
Andy Hull ... Cameraman
Aaron Marshall ... Officer #1
Shane Carruth ... Coroner
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Storyline

Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home. Written by highlandpercussion

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We all need some body to lean on. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Paul Dano's character is named "Hank Thompson" which is a reference to Tom Hanks who starred in Cast Away (2000) that had the same deserted island theme. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, during the closeup of Hank trying to hang himself, you can see part of the real mainland or rest of the island to the upper right of the screen, revealing it to be far larger than the small island shown during the wide shot. See more »

Quotes

Manny: I wanna have sex. I wish there was some way I could pretend to do it.
Hank: It's called masturbation. It's kinda like sex.
Manny: But by yourself?
Hank: Yeah.
Manny: Masturbating make people happy.
Hank: It's supposed to. Sure.
Manny: I bet you masturbate a lot.
Hank: I can't believe we're talking about this.
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Connections

Featured in Renegade Cut: Swiss Army Man (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Did You Come From?
Written by Andy Hull and Robert McDowell
Performed by Paul Dano
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Creatively mind-blowing
24 September 2016 | by BecauseIAmBATMANSee all my reviews

One of the most insanely creative and original film ever. Its often strange with crude humour about farting corpses and boners, but there certainly is a deeper meaning to it rather than being crudeness for the sake of it.

This film is truly a magical experience that dares to defy conventions. Its a thought provoking film that would make you question our conventions and need to be normal while exploring loneliness. With beautiful cinematography, powerful performances by Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe, well paced with an excellent soundtrack this certainly is my favourite film of the year (so far).

Its certainly not everyone, it wouldn't be surprising if most people dismissed it saying 'What the hell'. Certainly recommended if you are into quirky, offbeat and creative films.

9/10


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Country:

USA | Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swiss Army Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$105,453, 26 June 2016

Gross USA:

$4,210,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,935,501
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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