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Shutter Island (2010)

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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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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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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$127,968,405 (USA) (4 June 2010)
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Scenery from Peddocks Island (initial island approach), Acadia National Park in Maine, Medfield State Hospital in Medfield, MA, and the Rice Estate at Turner Hill Country Club in Ipswich, MA were combined via CGI to create the imagery of Shutter Island as a whole. The large mountainous area of the island seen during the ferry approach was added in post-production and does not exist, but the decaying brick buildings on the lowlands are real ruins from Peddocks Island. See more »

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When Teddy talks to George Noyce, George's right hand grips the bars when the camera focuses on Teddy. When the camera focuses on George, his right hand is continuously scratching the top of his head. See more »

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[first lines]
Teddy Daniels: Pull yourself together, Teddy. Pull yourself together.
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References Laura (1944) See more »

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PRELUDE - THE BAY
(1990)
Written & Performed by Ingram Marshall
Courtesy of New Albion 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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