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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 94 nominations. See more awards »

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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 disfunctional 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Trivia

The coin Benoit Blanc flips is a 1901 US Morgan silver dollar. Since they were made of 90% silver, the government melted millions during WWI to help fund the war effort. Some are very hard to find, and depending on condition, they can fetch thousands of dollars. See more »

Goofs

The seal on the front of the medical lab and "the letter" are identified as being in/from Norfolk County Massachusetts. But the letterhead names the town as Marlborough, which is in Middlesex County. See more »

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Other Woman: Knives out, thighs out
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Crazy Credits

The actors that are seen in the end credits with their names are shown as portraits. See more »


Soundtracks

E strano! - Ah, fors'e lui [La traviata / Act 1]
Performed by Anna Netrebko, Wiener Philharmoniker and Carlo Rizzi
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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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:

$165,363,234

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$311,398,301
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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