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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 47 wins & 108 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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A Rian Johnson whodunit. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material | See all certifications »

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Chris Evans got his dog, Dodger, a sweater that looks just like the one he wore in the film "Knives Out." Evans wore a white cable knit sweater in the movie and it quickly became an internet sensation. See more »

Goofs

SPOILER: Blanc explains that after Marta's confession Ransom knew that she hadn't actually given Harlan an overdose of morphine, but that cannot be. After all, she herself hadn't even realized she had automatically switched back the vials so it couldn't have come out in her confession.

Marta would have explained that she had given Harlan a 100 mg dose of what she afterwards saw came from the morphine vial. Since Ransom had switched the drugs, he knew that she had given Harlan 100 mg of Toradol, the correct dosage - this is why he afterwards sought to destroy the toxicology lab and Harlan's reports, which, when combined with the autopsy report, would prove that Harlan got the correct dosage and thereby prove Marta's innocence. See more »

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Linda Drysdale: We are the Thrombeys, goddamnit! This is still our house!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Followed by Knives Out 2 (2022) See more »

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Animal Zoo
Written by Jay Ferguson
Performed by Spirit
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Hated Last Jedi. Loved this.
1 December 2019 | by tcasavecchiaSee all my reviews

As a fan of mysteries (Sherlock Holmes, Poirot, Columbo, Monk, Psych.etc.) I was thrilled to see someone making a classic style whodunnit...and the cast! Figure you can't go wrong. Well I enjoyed it & while the cast all have time to shine it is Daniel Craig with his Southern drawl & especially Ana de Armas that steal the show. For anyone keeping away because they hated The Last Jedi...I agree, it was my least favourite of all the Star Wars films, but this is a well written film that was well acted and I can only hope this will inspire others to reinvigorate the murder mystery genre.


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USA

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Release Date:

27 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Morning Bell See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,769,548, 1 December 2019

Gross USA:

$165,363,234

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$311,401,379
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