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Swiss Army Man (2016)

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A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.

Directors:

Dan Kwan (as Daniel Kwan), Daniel Scheinert

Writers:

Daniel Scheinert, Dan Kwan (as Daniel Kwan)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Dano ... Hank
Daniel Radcliffe ... Manny
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Sarah
Antonia Ribero ... Crissie
Timothy Eulich ... Preston
Richard Gross ... Hank's Dad
Marika Casteel ... Reporter
Andy Hull ... Cameraman
Aaron Marshall Aaron Marshall ... Officer #1
Shane Carruth ... Coroner
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Storyline

Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home. Written by highlandpercussion

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We all need some body to lean on. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Swiss Army Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$105,453, 26 June 2016

Gross USA:

$4,210,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,935,501
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

This movie was filmed in only 22 days. See more »

Goofs

When Hank holds the glass of ice water down towards Manny while they are in the backyard, the ice cubes in the glass do not float - they are all sitting on the bottom of the glass. Water expands slightly when it freezes, thus lowering its density. Since the resulting ice is of a lower density than water, the ice should float when placed in water. Thus these ice cubes are fake. See more »

Quotes

Manny: I have a lot of questions about all the things you just said.
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Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Plinketto #2 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Cave Ballad
Written by Andy Hull and Robert McDowell
Performed by Paul Dano
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Shockingly Perfect!
3 February 2019 | by tamarablagraveSee all my reviews

I've seen a lot of reviews putting this film down for its toilet humor, but I think those reviews have, sadly, only skimmed the surface. This movie had me, admittedly, skeptical. After a few minutes of selling into it, I saw a story that we can all relate to on some level. It's a story of our fearls of being seen for what we really are, no edits. It's asking why we judge each other and ourselves down to the most basic and fundamental parts of just being living creatures.

By the end of this movie, my partner, my son and I were laughing as tears steamed down or cheeks. Not many movies have done that to me. I also have to throw in that when my teenage son is swept up by a movie to the point of crying and laughing simultaneously, it would be far from pretentious to say he loved it.

If you don't mind some brutal honesty about the things that make us all human and you're willing to open your mind to something truly different, this film will have you laughing, choking up, and everything in between in a way you'd never experienced before. Can't recommend it enough! It was a truly, unexpectedly perfect change of pace!


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