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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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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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Hell, any of them could have done it. 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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Details

Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

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:

$68,419,296

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,736,079
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite playing his mother in the film, K Callan is actually over six years younger than Christopher Plummer. See more »

Goofs

When Marta goes over Mr. Thrombey's drug regimen, she states that he injured his shoulder about a week ago. Therefore, she is giving him 100 mg of Toradol followed by 3 mg of Morphine for sleep. Toradol is only given in doses of 15 mg/ml or 30 mg/ml. In addition, one isn't supposed to give more than 60 mg/ml in a single dose. In addition, it should only be given for five days or less. See more »

Quotes

Marta Cabrera: I've never been to a will reading before.
Benoit Blanc: Think of it as a tax return by a community theater.
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Written by Tal Bergman
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How can this film currently have a 6.8 rating when it's one of the best pictures of the year?!
3 November 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Sometimes I am shocked when I see a great film...only to see it has an incredibly low overall score on IMDB. This is definitely the case with "Knives Out"....a great film by writer/director Rian Johnson that I strongly recommend you see. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if this one receives some Oscar nominations...it's that good.

"Knives Out" is like an Agatha Christie novel set in modern day America and with American characters. But it's not just a homage to Christie-style films but a genuinely good and unique film in its own right. Kudos to many of the actors...particularly Daniel Craig. I thought Craig was miscast as a Southern American detective....but he carried it off wonderfully.

Overall, I have no complaints...nothing I disliked or would do differently. In fact, it was so good I nearly gave it a 10....and I completely enjoyed the movie.


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