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Manhattan Night (2016)

Manhattan Nocturne (original title)
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A reporter becomes involved with a mysterious woman while investigating her late husband's death.

Director:

Brian DeCubellis

Writers:

Brian DeCubellis (screenplay), Colin Harrison (novel)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrien Brody ... Porter Wren
Yvonne Strahovski ... Caroline Crowley
Campbell Scott ... Simon Crowley
Jennifer Beals ... Lisa Wren
Steven Berkoff ... Sebastian Hobbs
Linda Lavin ... Norma Segal
Frank Deal ... Walden Campbell
Stan Carp ... Frank Crowley
Madison Elizabeth Lagares ... Sally Wren
Thomas Bair ... Tommy Wren
Theis Weckesser ... Charlie
Alex Echevarria Alex Echevarria ... Tull
Chinasa Ogbuagu ... Haitian Woman
Jahni Brown Jahni Brown ... Vernon
Karin Collison ... Abigail (as Karin de la Penha)
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Storyline

Based on Colin Harrison's acclaimed novel Manhattan Nocturne (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), MANHATTAN NIGHT tells the story of Porter Wren (Adrien Brody), a New York City tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy and anything that passes for the truth. At home he is a model family man, devoted to his loving wife (Jennifer Beals). But when a seductive stranger (Yvonne Strahovski) asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband Simon (Campbell Scott), he can't resist. In this modern version of a classic film noir, we follow Porter as he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail - one that threatens his job, his marriage, and his life. MANHATTAN NIGHT will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in theaters and On Demand May 20, 2016. Lionsgate Premiere, Grindstone Entertainment Group and 13 Films present in association with Sparkle Roll Media Corporation and Big Indie Pictures a production of Fable... Written by Lionsgate Premiere

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No reporter can resist a siren. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Campbell Scott and Jennifer Beals previously starred alongside each other in Roger Dodger (2002). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie Adrien Brody's character goes to see Caroline "in a new life." His car has New York plates but another state's registration sticker and no inspection sticker at all - which is required in NY. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Porter Wren: It's like the old reporter told me on my first day. "It's just one big story, kid. It's just one big story."
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Crazy Credits

Executive Producer - Jackie Chan yet he does not appear listed as part of the production team in the credits listing here at IMDb. See more »

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Words and music by Brian DeCubellis
Performed by Julian Soto
Produced by Jay Levine
© 2015 Dulchabella Publishing. ASCAP
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Thought the movie was laid out brilliantly for Adrein Brody's particular acting style.
23 May 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Adrein Brody plays a washed up newspaper journalist whose claim to fame came from finding a missing girl, when even the police ran out of options. In hopes of finding another hit to keep his career alive, he accepts an invention from a beautiful woman to figure out her husband's death, but as he gets deeper evolved it complicates his life greatly.

Thought the actual crime is not that interesting, I was more taken by how the narrative was laid out while Brody was driving the wheel. He has a way of getting you into the mix of everything that was going on, some of his best work in a while.

I also loved the modern day film noir accepts I saw in the film. A very modern day twist of the crime orientated genre, with Brody deep in trouble with the Femme Fatale, played by Yvonne Strahovski, and modern day elements added to it. Yvoone's character Caroline's recently dead husband was a abusive filmmaker who documented everything, which was a big drive to the movie's story.

The overall crime was pretty weak but yeah, the whole movie with Brody as the centerpiece was done brilliantly


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$184,656
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2.35 : 1
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