Release date: Friday February 19, 2010
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Director: Martin Scorsese
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Screenplay: Laeta Kalogridis
Producer(s): Martin Scorsese, Arnold Messer, Mike Medavoy, Brad Fischer
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Max von Sydow
Official Site: shutterisland.com
Rating: This Film Has Not Yet Been Rated
Available film art: Shutter Island movie posters
It’s 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Shutter Island’s Ashecliffe Hospital. He’d been gunning for an assignment on the island for reasons of his own—but before long he wonders whether he hasn’t been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister.
Teddy’s code-breaking skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals “escape” in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues proliferate, Teddy begins to doubt everything—his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.
Based on the novel “Shutter Island” by Dennis Lehane.