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Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 27 November 2019 (USA)
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A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

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Rian Johnson

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Rian Johnson
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Rian Johnson Teases Sequels for 'Knives Out' Detective

Director Rian Johnson imagines more mysteries for his Knives Out detective, Benoit Blanc, and relives the Star Wars memories that still give him chills.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Craig ... Benoit Blanc
Chris Evans ... Ransom Drysdale
Ana de Armas ... Marta Cabrera
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Linda Drysdale
Michael Shannon ... Walt Thrombey
Don Johnson ... Richard Drysdale
Toni Collette ... Joni Thrombey
LaKeith Stanfield ... Lieutenant Elliott
Christopher Plummer ... Harlan Thrombey
Katherine Langford ... Meg Thrombey
Jaeden Martell ... Jacob Thrombey
Riki Lindhome ... Donna Thrombey
Edi Patterson ... Fran
Frank Oz ... Alan Stevens
K Callan ... Greatnana Wanetta
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Storyline

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. Written by Lionsgate

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Hindi

Release Date:

27 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Morning Bell See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,769,548, 1 December 2019

Gross USA:

$162,156,017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$302,925,816
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rian Johnsons first movie shot digitally. See more »

Goofs

The spot of blood on Marta's shoe would have turned brown after drying out. See more »

Quotes

Benoit Blanc: Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to request that you all stay until the investigation is completed.
Linda Drysdale: What?
Joni Thrombey: Can we ask why? Has something changed?
Benoit Blanc: No...
Joni Thrombey: No, it hasn't changed, or no, we can't ask?
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Nice take on murder mystery!
5 December 2019 | by ialssakaSee all my reviews

Generally speaking you tend to find more murder mystery TV shows than movies, this is partially since it's hard to build a complete mystery in the allotted movie running time. This movie builds this murder beautifully by showing the different points of views of the suspects. It has a different take than other movies since it gives the viewer a little too much details mid-movie which leaves you questioning everything to the last minute. The acting was brilliant and I didn't feel the number of characters was overdoing it at any stage.


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