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Shutter Island (2010)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  19 February 2010 (USA)
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A U.S Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.



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Glen Miga (as Joe Sikora)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Someone is missing.


Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ashecliffe  »

Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,062,440 (USA) (19 February 2010)


$127,968,405 (USA) (4 June 2010)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Before settling on Mark Ruffalo for the role of Chuck Aule, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese also considered Robert Downey Jr. and Josh Brolin. See more »


When Teddy talks to George Noyce in his cell, Noyce's right arm changes from being on his head to being on the bars between shots. See more »


[first lines]
Teddy Daniels: Pull yourself together, Teddy. Pull yourself together.
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Written by Giacinto Scelsi
Performed by Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (as Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Courtesy of Mode Records
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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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