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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".


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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 »

      Parents Guide:

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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
      Courtesy of Frank Sinatra Enterprises
      Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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