Motherless Brooklyn

Lists: Drama, Thriller

Brief Synopsis: "New York City, 1957. Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, tries to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend, armed only with vague clues and the strength of his obsessive mind."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 2019: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Edward Norton (Lionel Essrog)
  • Bruce Willis (Frank Minna)
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Laura Rose)
  • Alec Baldwin (Moses Randolph)
  • Willem Dafoe (Paul Randolph)
  • Bobby Cannavale (Tony Vermonte)
  • Cherry Jones (Gabby Horowitz)
  • Michael Kenneth Williams (Trumpet Man)
  • Leslie Mann (Julia Minna)
  • Ethan Suplee (Gilbert Coney)
  • Dallas Roberts (Danny Fantl)
  • Josh Pais (William Lieberman)
  • Robert Wisdom (Billy Rose)
  • Fisher Stevens (Lou)
  • Radu Spinghel (Giant Man)
  • Peter Lewis (Mayor)
  • Isaiah J. Thompson (King Rooster Piano Player)
  • Russell Hall (King Rooster Bassist)
  • Joe Farnsworth (King Rooster Drummer)
  • Jerry Weldon (King Rooster Saxophonist)
  • Eric Berryman (King Rooster Bartender)
  • Nelson Avidon (Jacob Gleason)
  • Joseph Siravo (Union Boss Speaker)
  • DeShawn White (Betty)
  • Migs Govea (Formosa Bartender)
  • Erica Sweany (Formosa Hostess)
  • Katy Davis (Inwood Residential Secretary)
  • Olli Haaskivi (Hall of Records Clerk)
  • Yinka Adeboyeku (Angry Young Man)
  • Joyce OConnor (Cindy Fleming)
  • Thomas Luiz Leninger (Paperboy)
  • Deborah Unger (Brooklyn Bar Waitress)
  • Ezra Barnes (Doctor)
  • Julie Hays (Nurse)
  • Damien Brett (Orderly)
  • Russell G. Jones (Reformer #2)
  • Stephen Adly Guirgis (Detective)
  • Eli Bridges (Beatnik)
  • Luis Castro de Leon (Young Cat #1)
  • Teren Carter (Young Cat #2)
  • Tom Waits (News Stand Owner (uncredited))