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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

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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In the city of a billion stories, he risked it all for hers... 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

The taxi that drops Porter and Caroline at her apartment when they duck out of the party is not a New York City taxi. Its roof light is wrong, its medallion number is wrong, there is no medallion affixed to the hood of the car, and there is no fare information on the rear door. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Porter Wren: Thank you for your time.
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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 »

Soundtracks

If I Never Met You
Words and music by Brian DeCubellis
Performed by Lucy Woodward
Produced by Jay Levine
© 2015 Dulchabella Publishing. ASCAP
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Dark & Erotic Noir Falls Short
30 August 2016 | by larrys3See all my reviews

This very dark and erotic noir just contained too many incredulous and far-fetched plot elements for my liking. There seemed to be a better movie lurking within this one that never really came together and emerged.

Adrien Brody is fine as Porter Wren, the poker-faced investigative reporter and columnist for a daily New York City newspaper. When he's unable to resist the seductive advances of the gorgeous Caroline Crowley, portrayed by Yvonne Strahovski, Porter will find himself being led down a path of dark and demented secrets that will cost him dearly.

All in all, this movie, written and directed by Brian DeCubellis, based on a novel by Colin Harrison, had enough intrigue to keep me interested for the most part, but it seemed to fall apart as it progressed, with the filmmaker choosing shock value over plot elements that might have enhanced the story.


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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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