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Year: 2019
Original Title: Motherless Brooklyn
Length: 144 minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama
Studios: Warner Bros. Pictures
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Age rating: Suitable only for 15 years and over
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: December 06 2019

United States: November 01 2019

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Ranking: 143 out of 15,629 movies (up 222)

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7.0 by 1 media

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The movie takes us to the New York of the fifties, where Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a sullen private detective who suffers from Tourette syndrome (a syndrome characteristic of the appearance of multiple tics, both physical and vocal), will have to resolve one of the most importante murders of his professional career: that of his mentor and only friend Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). With only a few clues and his obsessive mind, this detective manages to unravel the best kept secrets about the fate of New York. Entering gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem, in the slums of Brooklyn and, finally, in the golden halls of the corridors of power in New York, Lionel fights the most dangerous and corrupt man in the city with his thugs to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation. The film is directed, written and starring by Edward Norton ('Birdman', 'American History X' and 'Primal Fear'). The cast is completed by Bruce Willis ('Die Hard', 'Pulp Fiction'), Willem Dafoe ('Spider-Man', 'The Florida Project'), Leslie Mann ('Knocked Up', 'The Other Woman'), Alec Baldwin ('The Departed', 'It's Complicated') and Gugu Mbatha-Raw ('The Beauty and the Beast'), Bobby Cannavale ('The Irishman', 'Jumanji'), Cherry Jones and Michael Kenneth Williams. Hide full plot... Show full plot

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This is the second film directed by Edward Norton. The first one was 'Keeping the Faith' (2000), starring Ben Stiller, Jenna Elfman and Norton himself. It's the first time that Edward Norton is credited as writter of a film, eve though the actor had already worked on scripts such as 'Fight Club', 'Frida' and 'The Incredible Hulk'. According to the book "Room to Dream", when the book was published, David Lynch eas offered the possibility of producing or directing it. Finally, he did not enter the project.

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