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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

Writer:

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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Everyone has a motive. No one has a clue. See more »


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:

$163,708,563

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$305,933,218
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marta's condition of not being able to lie without throwing up is not a documented disorder; however, anxiety has been known to cause a gastrointestinal response like this in some people. It's possible she has some emotional trauma about lying from her past that can be triggered, though it's odd that she hasn't yet sought therapy for such a case at her adult age. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the reading of the will, the attorney states that a new will was written by Harlen Thromby a week ago and was not filed with Probate Court at that time. In Massachusetts, the will is a confidential document of the testator (Harlan) until he dies, and is not filed until after death, and cannot be made public until it is accepted by the Registrar or the Court. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Elliott: That... was the dumbest car chase of all time.
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Connections

References Murder by Death (1976) See more »

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d2ML Lightning Rod
Written and Performed by Craig Carothers
Courtesy of d2 Music Consulting, Inc.
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Bringing back the classic whoddunit in amazingly entertaining fashion - 8/10 ⭐
29 November 2019 | by pere-25366See all my reviews

What an excellent film by Rian Johnson; definitely feels like the film he was destined to make. Writing that is slick as hell, sublime performances (most notably Daniel Craig who brings his A-game in a wonderfully charismatic turn), superb editing and wonderfully atmospheric music - all tied together by masterful direction. Will probably be among the most fun you have at a theatre this year and fans of Agatha Christie and old murder mystery stories will have plenty to love here - a nostalgically entertaining time!


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