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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.

Director:

Rian Johnson

Writer:

Rian Johnson
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27 ( 5)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 45 wins & 95 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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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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Trivia

The beats with Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) playing a piano key periodically were originally written with him sitting behind Lt. Elliott's (LaKeith Stanfield) chair and tapping it with his foot. Once they were on location, though, Rian Johnson realized that the geography of the room afforded him the better option of the piano. See more »

Goofs

When Blanc asks Marta about how she was hired by Harlan, she seems to cross her arms from the back. In the next shot when she is speaking to answer the question, her arms are down by her side. Her arms are suddenly crossed again in the next shot. making it clear that two different cuts from two different angles are used. See more »

Quotes

Marta Cabrera: What was that about will readings being boring?
Benoit Blanc: The exception that proves the rule.
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Soundtracks

Sundown
Written and Performed by Gordon Lightfoot
Courtesy of Warner Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

 
Better than expected
31 August 2020 | by scene_by_dewSee all my reviews

Great assemble of casts and great editing lead this movie into an entertaining ride. Not so fresh from Daniel Craig apart from the accent.


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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:

$311,393,856
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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