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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
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What's the Joke That 'Joker' Says We Wouldn't Get?

We break down Todd Phillips' pitch-black comedy career to assess why Arthur Fleck can still cackle while locked up in Arkham Asylum, and what's so funny about Joker.

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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

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.

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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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joker See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$96,202,337, 6 October 2019

Gross USA:

$334,147,201

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,069,147,201
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The All News Radio Station and story format Arthur listens to at the beginning of the film was based on those of New York City Radio Station WINS. See more »

Goofs

When Arthur killed his mother, the electrocardiography beep sound remained normal. Dying by suffocation must have caused a tachycardia or at least an increasing heart rate. In that case nurses would be alarmed immediately and Arthur may would have had problems to leave the crime scene. 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 »


Soundtracks

Charlie Meets Burglars
Cue from Modern Times (1936)
Written by Charles Chaplin
Orchestral Arrangement Courtesy of Bourne Co.
Performed by Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks (as North German Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Conducted by Timothy Brock
Courtesy of CPO and Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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Must have put a SMILE of Satisfaction on Heath Ledger's Face, right in the Heaven!
1 September 2019 | by Chandler_Bing_See all my reviews

Truly a masterpiece, The Best film of 2019, one of the Best films of the decade... And TRULY the Best film to bring a comic book so chillingly and realistically to real ife. Remarkable Direction, Cinematography, Music and the Acting. I don't understand why critics are surprised to find it DISTURBING and VIOLENT, when the title character is infamous for it and fans were already rooting for this. OSCARS are on their way!


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