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 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

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Comes a whodunnit like no one has ever dunnit. 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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Rian Johnson's first time producing one of his movies. See more »

Goofs

When Marta picks up the mail off of the floor, the envelope she finds is crisp and clean. When she goes into her apartment and sets the mail down, the envelope is now crinkled and damaged. You can tell it has been opened, but she continues to open it as if it's the first time. Likely the production only had one copy of the envelope and this was a later take. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Elliott: I'm sorry this is an open and shut case of suicide and quite frankly Benny we are getting to the point where I have to ask you what we're doing here.
Benoit Blanc: The method? Throat slit? Typical for a suicide?
Lieutenant Elliott: Yes, I mean, that's dramatic, but look around. I mean, the guy practical lives in a Clue board.
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Losing My Mind
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User Reviews

 
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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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:

$165,363,234

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$311,653,103
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1.85 : 1
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