Knives Out is a 2019 American mystery film directed by Rian Johnson.

Official trailers

Lionsgate Movies on Monday, October 28, 2019 released the trailer:
Knives Out (2019 Movie) Final Trailer - Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas.

Story intro

Wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey invites his extended family to his remote mansion on his 85th birthday in hopes of reuniting them all due to the family's dysfunctional history. The next morning, however, Harlan's housekeeper Fran finds him dead in his study. The police, along with experienced private eye Benoit Blanc, are called in to investigate. Throughout a series of interviews with members of the family, secrets are revealed as well as possible motives for murder. Richard, Harlan's son-in-law, was discovered to have cheated on his wife Linda, Harlan's daughter, with Harlan threatening to expose him. Joni, Harlan's daughter-in-law and wife of his deceased son Neil, was exposed by Harlan after she stole $400,000 from him by sourcing duplicate checks meant for her daughter, Megan, to a private bank account. Walter, Harlan's youngest son, was fired from his father's publishing company during the birthday party. Ransom, Linda and Richard's son, had discovered he'd been cut out of the will entirely. It is then revealed that after the party, Harlan's caretaker, Marta Cabrera, took Harlan upstairs to give him his nightly medication. After beginning to play a game of Go, Harlan jokingly knocked the board off of the table before Marta could give him his medication. Marta picked up the bottles and injected him, but realized that she accidentally gave him 100 milligrams of morphine. To protect his friend, Harlan gave her strict instructions on how to avoid suspicion before slitting his own throat, leaving Marta shocked. Marta then drove away, parked her car, and returned to the house through the gate entrance, before climbing up the trellis on the side of the house and wearing Harlan's coat and hat to confuse Walter in his peripheral vision, who had seen Marta leave, ruling her out as a suspect. The police question Marta, as she is a trustworthy source due to her inability to lie without vomiting, but she makes it through her interrogation without fail. Suspecting foul play, Blanc is determined to find the true cause of death.


Daniel Craig
Benoit Blanc
Chris Evans
Ransom Drysdale
Ana de Armas
Marta Cabrera
Jamie Lee Curtis
Linda Drysdale
Michael Shannon
Walt Thrombey
Don Johnson
Richard Drysdale
Toni Collette
Joni Thrombey
Katherine Langford
Meg Thrombey
Jaeden Martell
Jacob Thrombey
Christopher Plummer
Harlan Thrombey
Edi Patterson
Riki Lindhome
Donna Thrombey
Noah Segan
Trooper Wagner
K Callan
Greatnana Wanetta
Frank Oz
Alan Stevens
M. Emmet Walsh
Mr.. Proofroc
Marlene Forte
Marta's Mom
Raúl Castillo
Cop (as Raul Castillo)
LaKeith Stanfield
Lieutenant Elliott
Shyrley Rodriguez
Kerry Frances
Gary Tanguay
Local News Anchor
Octavia Chavez-Richmond
Other Woman


Principal photography began on October 30, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts and wrapped on December 20, 2018.

The film Knives Out was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2019 (TIFF), on November 27, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom), on November 28, 2019 (Czech Republic) and on January 2, 2020 (Germany) by Lionsgate Films, 01 Distribution, Aurum Producciones, Belga Films, BfParis, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Cineplex, Concorde Filmverleih, Encore Films, Golden Village Pictures, Independent Films, Lionsgate UK, Metropolitan Filmexport, Mongrel Media, Paris Filmes, Victor Loewy, Zee Studios International, bf Distribution, Amazon Prime Video, GEM Entertainment, JL Vision Film and Pris Audiovisuais.

The duration of the film is 130 minutes. With a budget of $40 million, the film grossed over $8.7 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Knives Out got high rating from critics.

External links

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IMDB: Knives Out

Wikipedia: Knives Out (film)

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