Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

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TitleMotherless Brooklyn
Year2019
CountryUSA
GenreFilm-Noir (Movies)
Run Time2h 24 min
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In 1950s New York City, Lionel Essrog works at a detective agency alongside Gilbert Coney, Danny Fantl, and Tony Vermonte. Their boss, Frank Minna, rescued them as children from an abusive orphanage. Nicknamed “Motherless Brooklyn” by Frank, Lionel has Tourette syndrome and OCD, often alienating him from people, but his strong verbal and photographic memory make him a good detective. Working a secret case, Frank asks Lionel and Gilbert to shadow him to a meeting. Lionel listens over the phone as Frank presents documents that threaten a business deal for a man named William Lieberman, who’s there with his assistant Lou and an extremely large henchman. When Frank tries to negotiate a high price, the men force him to take them to the originals. Lionel and Gilbert follow in their car, arriving just as Frank is shot. They take him to the hospital, but Frank dies.

Frank’s widow Julia leaves Tony in charge of the office. Lionel begins wearing Frank’s hat and coat, and a matchbook in Frank’s pocket leads Lionel to an African-American owned jazz bar in Harlem. He realizes that Frank’s findings involve Laura Rose, who works for Gabby Horowitz fighting urban renewal; poor and minority neighborhoods are being bought out and demolished, forcing out their residents. Lionel goes to a public meeting where Moses Randolph, a commissioner of several development authorities, is loudly contested by Horowitz and the audience. Stealing a reporter’s credentials, Lionel talks to a man named Paul who was raging against Moses at the meeting and tells him Moses is the real power in the city government, even beyond the mayor.

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Motherless Brooklyn
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Cast:

Edward Norton Edward Norton
Lionel Essrog
Bruce Willis Bruce Willis
Frank Minna
Alec Baldwin Alec Baldwin
Moses Randolph
Willem Dafoe Willem Dafoe
Paul Randolph
Bobby Cannavale Bobby Cannavale
Tony Vermonte
Cherry Jones Cherry Jones
Gabby Horowitz

In 1950s New York City, Lionel Essrog works at a detective agency alongside Gilbert Coney, Danny Fantl, and Tony Vermonte. Their boss, Frank Minna, rescued them as children from an abusive orphanage. Nicknamed “Motherless Brooklyn” by Frank, Lionel has Tourette syndrome and OCD, often alienating him from people, but his strong verbal and photographic memory make him a good detective. Working a secret case, Frank asks Lionel and Gilbert to shadow him to a meeting. Lionel listens over the phone as Frank presents documents that threaten a business deal for a man named William Lieberman, who’s there with his assistant Lou and an extremely large henchman. When Frank tries to negotiate a high price, the men force him to take them to the originals. Lionel and Gilbert follow in their car, arriving just as Frank is shot. They take him to the hospital, but Frank dies.

Frank’s widow Julia leaves Tony in charge of the office. Lionel begins wearing Frank’s hat and coat, and a matchbook in Frank’s pocket leads Lionel to an African-American owned jazz bar in Harlem. He realizes that Frank’s findings involve Laura Rose, who works for Gabby Horowitz fighting urban renewal; poor and minority neighborhoods are being bought out and demolished, forcing out their residents. Lionel goes to a public meeting where Moses Randolph, a commissioner of several development authorities, is loudly contested by Horowitz and the audience. Stealing a reporter’s credentials, Lionel talks to a man named Paul who was raging against Moses at the meeting and tells him Moses is the real power in the city government, even beyond the mayor.

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