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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".


        Todd Phillips
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        Does 'Joker' Exist in a Scorsese-Verse of Films?

        Martin Scorsese may have influenced Joker, but writer/director Todd Phillips reveals that it was a specific era of cinema that inspired his and Joaquin Phoenix's take on the classic villain.

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        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


        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


        Put on a happy face.


        Crime | Drama | Thriller


        IIB | See all certifications »

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        USA | Canada



        Release Date:

        3 October 2019 (Hong Kong) See more »

        Also Known As:

        Xiao Chou See more »


        Box Office


        $55,000,000 (estimated)

        Opening Weekend USA:

        $96,202,337, 6 October 2019

        Gross USA:


        Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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        Technical Specs




        Aspect Ratio:

        1.85 : 1
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        Did You Know?


        Due to differences in time zones the first trailer was released on April 4th in Australia which is also the birthday of the late Australian actor Heath Ledger who played Joker in The Dark Knight (2008). See more »


        In the subway Arthur fires 7 shots from a five shot Smith & Wesson Chief Special model 36. Not a Colt detective special that holds 6 rounds. You can tell by the cylinder release and exposed ejector rod under barrel. See more »


        Arthur Fleck: I just don't want to feel so bad anymore.
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        Crazy Credits

        The DC Comics logo appears at the end of this film, and without the Justice League animation, marking it as an alternate universe tale. See more »


        That's Life
        Written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon
        Performed by Frank Sinatra
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        Not a spoon feeding of CGI fueled faux drama.
        5 October 2019 | by brianmlucasSee all my reviews

        The movie affects you in a way that makes it physically painful to experience, but in a good way.

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