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Joker (2019)

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Release Date: October 3

An original standalone origin story of the iconic villain not seen before on the big screen, it's a gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and a broader cautionary tale.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joaquin Phoenix ... Arthur Fleck / Joker
Zazie Beetz ... Sophie Dumond
Robert De Niro ... Murray Franklin
Jolie Chan ... Street Worker
Marc Maron ... Ted Marco
Frances Conroy ... Penny Fleck
Mary Kate Malat ... Murray Franklin Intern
Shea Whigham ... Detective Burke
Brett Cullen ... Thomas Wayne
Douglas Hodge ... Alfred Pennyworth
Bryan Callen
Brian Tyree Henry ... Arkham State Hospital Clerk
Dante Pereira-Olson ... Young Bruce Wayne
Glenn Fleshler ... Randall
Bill Camp ... Detective Garrity
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Storyline

Joker centers around an origin of the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Todd Phillips' exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. Written by Warner Bros.

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Put on a happy face.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's final budget was $55 million, considered by The Hollywood Reporter "a fraction" of the typical budget for a comic book-based film. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Fleck: For my whole life, I didn't know if I even really existed. But I do, and people are starting to notice.
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User Reviews

 
Joaquin 'OSCAR', Joker = best Dark suspense thriller ... Darker than dark Knight.
1 September 2019 | by johnnash-18420See all my reviews

It's sad that Joaquin missed Oscar for 'The gladiator' as he was very compelling Villain. But I am quite confident he will win it for the 'Joker'. Damn what a movie !!! Keeps u on the toes all the time. Unpredictable storyline and really a deep interesting plot. Did I forget to mention acting ? Damn Do niro and Joaquin teach u what really is 5 star acting. To enjoy this movie, get a wine in your hand, close the curtains, turn of ur cellphones and put do not disturb sign on ur door. Best Dark thriller suspense movie you will get to experience.


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