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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

R | | Drama | 16 December 2016 (USA)
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A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

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Kenneth Lonergan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Affleck ... Lee Chandler
Ben O'Brien ... Young Patrick
Kyle Chandler ... Joe Chandler
Richard Donelly Richard Donelly ... Mr. Martinez (1st Tenant)
Virginia Loring Cooke Virginia Loring Cooke ... Mrs. Groom (2nd tenant)
Quincy Tyler Bernstine ... Marianne (3rd Tenant)
Missy Yager ... Mrs. Olsen (4th Tenant)
Stephen McKinley Henderson ... Mr. Emery
Ben Hanson Ben Hanson ... Lenny - the bartender
Mary Mallen ... Sharon
Lewis D. Wheeler ... 1st Businessman at Bar
Anthony Estrella Anthony Estrella ... 2nd Businessman at Bar
C.J. Wilson ... George
Susan Pourfar ... Nurse Irene
Robert Sella Robert Sella ... Dr. Muller
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Storyline

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. Written by Jwelch5742

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Breathtaking... A truly incredible piece of cinema! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manchester by the Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$256,498, 20 November 2016

Gross USA:

$47,695,371

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,988,148
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cast and crew stayed up to film the aftermath scene immediately after the fire scene which lasted from midnight to well into the next day. See more »

Goofs

When Patrick is at Jeffrey and Elise's home for lunch he unfurls and places the same napkin in his lap twice yet the napkin is again folded beneath his fork when he leaves the table to wash his hands. See more »

Quotes

Lee Chandler: You know, I've seen a school of sharks tear a boat to pieces like it was made of cardboard because some kid threw a band-aid in the water.
Patrick: Oh, yeah...
Lee Chandler: Yeah, he did! Sometimes the only way to keep them off is to throw the kid directly in the ocean to distract them!
Patrick: Shut up. Sharks don't even swim in schools!
Lee Chandler: Huh? He says sharks don't swim in schools. Smart kid.
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Alternate Versions

In Australia, the film was originally passed MA-15+ uncut, however the distributors opted to re-edit the audio and cut the length of the film, in order to remove every use of the term 'c-t' and 'motherf--er'. Following these changes the film was later re-classified and the rating was lowered to 'M'. See more »


Soundtracks

I'm Beginning To See The Light
Written by Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, and Harry James
Performed by The Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Mesmerized
25 December 2018 | by PrabhurajSee all my reviews

GREAT ! One of the best films ever. Phenomenal charactarisation and acting especially from Casey Affleck. I was mesmerized by this film. I felt like I was reading a novel, there was so much to contemplate and digest. I did not know what to expect or where the plot would lead. Captured the complexity of life and tragedy in a masterful way. Excellent.


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