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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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Storyline

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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Someone is missing. 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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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,062,440, 21 February 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$128,012,934, 10 June 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$294,804,195, 10 June 2010
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First scheduled to be released by Paramount in the U.S. and Canada on October 2, 2009, to be in contention for that year's Oscars. Paramount later pushed the film back to February 19, 2010, due to financing problems (the studio didn't have the fifty to sixty million dollars necessary to promote an awards movie). Another reason cited for the pushback, was Leonardo DiCaprio's unavailability for the interview circuit, due to other filming commitments. Paramount also figured that a film geared towards adult audiences might achieve some traction in the doldrums month of February, when there are traditionally very few "intelligent" movies released. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie and in Teddy's dreams the phrase "Why you all wet, Baby" is used. However, in the final flashback by the lake Andrew uses the phrase "Baby, why you all wet". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Teddy Daniels: Pull yourself together, Teddy. Pull yourself together.
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Connections

References The Red Shoes (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

QUATTRO PEZZI
(1959)
Written by Giacinto Scelsi
Performed by Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien (as Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Courtesy of Mode Records
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Shutter Island is at the top of its genre
22 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

Martin Scorsese has done it again. He pays attention to every detail in this film, making "Shutter Island" one of the best suspense thrillers of all time.

Visually intriguing, simplistic and absolutely phenomenal. The story is kept simplistic enough so it doesn't get absurd, but allows for an ending which you probably won't see coming. The film doesn't go for cheap thrills, so although you will be on the edge of your seat you won't get needlessly scared.

The film uses everything at its disposal from breathtaking scenery, to detailed laid-out shots, and to actors at their finest to completely engross you in the film. I loved every minute of it and highly recommend it to everyone. Even if you're not a usual fan of the genre, this film has so much more to it.


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