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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.


Rian Johnson


Rian Johnson
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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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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


Nothing brings a family together like murder. 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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Did You Know?


M. Emmet Walsh replaced Ricky Jay, who died during production on November 24, 2018. A black & white photo of Jay is visible for a few seconds just before Walsh first appears on camera, at (55:06). See more »


The U-turn that Marta performs to initiate "the dumbest car chase of all time" is shown in two shots (separated by a brief cut to Blanc's reaction). In the first shot the vehicle leaves no tire marks on the road, but the second shows new skid marks on parts of the surface that had previously been driven over cleanly. See more »


Benoit Blanc: You won, not by playing the game Harlan's way, but yours. You're a good person.
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Crazy Credits

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References Baby Driver (2017) See more »


Written and Performed by Gordon Lightfoot
Courtesy of Warner Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Sweet Beans!
13 September 2020 | by SlarksharkSee all my reviews

A joy to watch from start to finish. Excellently filmed and very clever. The cast all hit the mark. Charismatic Daniel Craig shines throughout. Even Chris Evans shows he can be much more, or maybe less like Captain America than ever. Murder mystery's don't get much better than this.

I admit I was a skeptic, given my distaste for Johnson's Last Jedi. But I was pleasantly surprised from the get go. The script is smart and captivating. So kudos to you Mr. Johnson for a well written and directed piece of cinema. I will watch your next film with anticipation.

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Release Date:

27 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Morning Bell See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,769,548, 1 December 2019

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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