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
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64 ( 9)
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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

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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 »

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Trivia

Fight Club (1999) director David Fincher disliked the film, criticizing it as another corporate Hollywood franchise film that steals from other works. On the film, Fincher said, "I don't think anyone would have looked at that material and thought, 'Yeah, let's take Travis Bickle and Rupert Pupkin and conflate them, then trap him in a betrayal of the mentally ill, and trot it out for a billion dollars." He further elaborated "The reality of our current situation is that the five [major studios] don't want to make anything that can't make them a billion dollars," he said. "None of them want to be in the medium-priced challenging content business. And that cleaves off exactly the kind of movies I make." See more »

Goofs

When Arthur gets in his refrigerator in his apartment, he pulls the door shut tight. Doing so would lock it with no way to open it from the inside, yet he appears in the next scene with no explanation of how he escaped. 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

Going along with the old style of the movie, end credits are done in the old fade in/out way (instead of scrolling), complete with dots to separate person with position/role. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: Pete Holmes (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock 'n' Roll (Part 2)
Written by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander
Performed by Gary Glitter
Courtesy of Snapper Music PLC
By arrangement with The Licensing Partnership
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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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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:

$1,074,354,306
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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