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Joker (2019)

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In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.

Director:

Todd Phillips
Popularity
27 ( 2)
Top Rated Movies #58 | Won 2 Oscars. Another 100 wins & 218 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joaquin Phoenix ... Arthur Fleck
Robert De Niro ... Murray Franklin
Zazie Beetz ... Sophie Dumond
Frances Conroy ... Penny Fleck
Brett Cullen ... Thomas Wayne
Shea Whigham ... Detective Burke
Bill Camp ... Detective Garrity
Glenn Fleshler ... Randall
Leigh Gill ... Gary
Josh Pais ... Hoyt Vaughn
Rocco Luna Rocco Luna ... GiGi Dumond
Marc Maron ... Gene Ufland
Sondra James ... Dr. Sally
Murphy Guyer ... Barry O'Donnell
Douglas Hodge ... Alfred Pennyworth

Joaquin Phoenix: More Than Just Arthur Fleck

After 3 previous nominations, Joaquin Phoenix brought home an Oscar for his role as the troubled Arthur Fleck in Joker. "No Small Parts" takes a look at his acting career.

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Storyline

Arthur Fleck works as a clown and is an aspiring stand-up comic. He has mental health issues, part of which involves uncontrollable laughter. Times are tough and, due to his issues and occupation, Arthur has an even worse time than most. Over time these issues bear down on him, shaping his actions, making him ultimately take on the persona he is more known as...Joker. Written by grantss

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Put on a happy face.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Joaquin Phoenix becomes the second actor to win an Oscar for playing the Joker, the first being Heath Ledger. He also became the second actor to win an actor for a role that had previously won an Oscar for another actor. The first was, appropriately enough, Robert De Niro for The Godfather: Part II. He was preceded in that role by Marlon Brando, who also won an Oscar for it. Brando also appeared on a DC Comics adaptation: Superman. See more »

Goofs

In the Children's Hospital, there is a medical cart that is color coded behind Arthur. This color coding is aligned with a Broselow Tape which is used in pediatric emergencies. The tape, which was first produced in 1985 for mass use, is placed next to a pediatric patient and the size of the patient from head to toe is in a weight based colored box. This box has written information about medication dosages and equipment sizes. The cart is colored to match this tape. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
News Anchor: [on radio] The news never ends. This is 1080 GCR. You get all the news you need, all day long. Good morning. It's 42 degrees at 10:30 on this Thursday, October 15th. I'm Stan L. Brooks, and here's what's happening.
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Crazy Credits

The DC Comics logo appears at the end of this film, marking it as a standalone tale. See more »

Connections

Referenced in South Park: Let Them Eat Goo (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Slap That Bass
from Shall We Dance (1937)
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Fred Astaire and The RKO Radio Studio Chorus & Orchestra
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Turner Entertainment Co.
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User Reviews

 
Went for a second time to watch
3 October 2019 | by mariamelkottSee all my reviews

I get why some people hate this . It's because of the political message and how some people think that you need get empathy for Arthur's madness. But come on that is not the point and it will never be. Enjoy this masterpiece because Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips overdid themselves with this movie . The acting,music and cinematography are just amazing ! Please enjoy the movie without overthinking it.


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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$96,202,337, 6 October 2019

Gross USA:

$335,451,311

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,074,251,311
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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