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Shutter Island (2010)

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In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

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It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity. Written by alfiehitchie

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Some places never let you go. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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19 February 2010 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,062,440 (USA) (21 February 2010)

Gross:

$128,012,934 (USA) (10 June 2010)
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Filmed in four months during 2008. See more »

Goofs

When Teddy interviews the first patient, he scrawls in his notebook to the point of tearing the paper in one shot. The paper is intact in a later shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Teddy Daniels: Pull yourself together, Teddy. Pull yourself together.
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Referenced in Broad City: Working Girls (2014) See more »

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MY FATHER KNEW CHARLES IVES: THE LAKE
(2006)
Written by John Adams
Performed by 'B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra' (as BBC Symphony Orchestra)
Conducted by John Adams
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Great a must watch !!
23 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this and I knew what to expect going in to the film as I had already read about half of the book but never got the chance to finish it. But I was surprised at how faithful the film was to the original material.The directing was also masterfully done and pretty cool I saw some cool camera tricks I hadn't seen since Martin Scorsese directed Bringing Out The Dead, Martin Scorsese did one great job and everyone was top notch especially Ben Kingsley and DiCaprio and I never though I would jump out of fright especially in a Scorsese film but I did. All in all a solid thriller with a good story and some great performances and for me it's the best film I've seen in 2010 so far.


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