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Joker (2019)

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In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: "The Joker".

Director:

Todd Phillips

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joaquin Phoenix ... Arthur Fleck
Robert De Niro ... Murray Franklin
Zazie Beetz ... Sophie Dumond
Frances Conroy ... Penny Fleck
Brett Cullen ... Thomas Wayne
Shea Whigham ... Detective Burke
Bill Camp ... Detective Garrity
Glenn Fleshler ... Randall
Leigh Gill ... Gary
Josh Pais ... Hoyt Vaughn
Rocco Luna Rocco Luna ... GiGi Dumond
Marc Maron ... Gene Ufland
Sondra James ... Dr. Sally
Murphy Guyer ... Barry O'Donnell
Douglas Hodge ... Alfred Pennyworth
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Storyline

Joker centers around an origin of the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Todd Phillips' exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. Written by Warner Bros.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Put on a happy face.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$96,202,337, 6 October 2019

Gross USA:

$250,018,680

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$740,318,680
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Joaquin Phoenix is dating Rooney Mara, who was among the actresses considered to play The Joker's girlfriend; Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad (2016). See more »

Goofs

In the beginning Arthur is seen flipping his advertising sign, but this style of use did not come about until the 2000's. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Fleck: Have you seen what it's like out there, Murray? Do you ever actually leave the studio? Everybody just yells and screams at each other. Nobody's civil anymore. Nobody thinks what it's like to be the other guy. You think men like Thomas Wayne ever think what it's like to be someone like me? To be somebody but themselves? They don't. They think that we'll just sit there and take it, like good little boys! That we won't werewolf and go wild!
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Crazy Credits

The film uses the 1972 Warner Bros. Pictures logo. See more »

Connections

References Serpico (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Here Comes The King
Written by Steve Karmen
Courtesy of Budweiser
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User Reviews

 
Must have put a SMILE of Satisfaction on Heath Ledger's Face, right in the Heaven!
1 September 2019 | by Chandler_Bing_See all my reviews

Truly a masterpiece, The Best film of 2019, one of the Best films of the decade... And TRULY the Best film to bring a comic book so chillingly and realistically to real ife. Remarkable Direction, Cinematography, Music and the Acting. I don't understand why critics are surprised to find it DISTURBING and VIOLENT, when the title character is infamous for it and fans were already rooting for this. OSCARS are on their way!


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