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David Gordon Green
Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, Chris Messina
Lisa Muskat, Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Derrick Tseng, David Gordon Green

Story by: Paul Logan and David Gordon Green

Reclusive small town locksmith A.J. Manglehorn (Academy Award winner Al Pacino) has never quite recovered from losing the love of his life, Clara. Fixated on her memory, he feels closer to his beloved cat than the people around him and prefers to find comfort in his work and daily routine. Still, he forges on with his tenuous human connections, maintaining intermittent contact with his son (Chris Messina), taking misplaced pride in a former protégé gone astray (filmmaker Harmony Korine), and establishing a cautious friendship with a kindhearted woman from the local bank (Academy Award winner Holly Hunter). As this solitary man approaches the possibility of new love, he finds himself at a crossroads between staying mired in the past and embracing the present.

Instilled with director David Gordon Green's unique brand of eccentricity and anchored by a remarkably rich, understated performance from Pacino, Manglehorn is a movingly humanistic portrait of a man rendered with unsentimental simplicity and idiosyncratic humour.

'Manglehorn showcases the finest performance Pacino has delivered in years'

'Al Pacino's new film takes Venice by storm. Playing a bitter roustabout, the veteran actor gives a masterclass in volcanic performance'

'Pacino was subtle and effective, leading festivalgoers to say that it was his best work in years'

'Manglehorn is the hit (...). A quietly assured central performance that may be among the most atypical of Pacino’s career, but also one of his best. Green's talents as a director seem to have expanded exponentially in the last few years, and “Manglehorn” is his most ambitious film'

Directed by David Gordon Green, starring Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine and Chris Messina.

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By Alonso Duralde - 30th of August 2014

With the performances he's gotten this year from Pacino, as well as from Nicolas Cage in “Joe,” director David Gordon Green becomes the go-to sponsor in Overactors Anonymous ...

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By Xan Brooks- 30th of August 2014

Playing an embittered, curdled loser the actor looks as vital and exciting as he did in his pomp

The Venice film festival clearly believes that nothing succeeds...

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By Michael West- Contact Music / Thursday 24th of July 2014

David Gordon Green's Manglehorn - a drama featuring a promising performance from Al Pacino - is heading to the Venice Film Festival and will screen in competition. It joins...

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Manglehorn, Birdman and Whiplash among the titles set to play at the Zurich Film Festival.

The 10th Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 – Oct 5) has revealed its first tranche of gala screenings:

Manglehorn, David Gordon...

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The Venice Film Festival on Thursday morning unveiled its lineup, including the 20 films in its competition section.
Venice Biennale president Paolo Baratta and film festival director Alberto Barbera greeted guests at Rome’s...

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David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence among competition titles.

By Michael Rosse

The line-up for the 71st Venice Film Festival (...

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BY MIKE FLEMING JR | Friday February 7, 2014

"Here are the sizzle reels that have buyers hot and bothered:

The Face Of An Angel – Director, Michael Winterbottom. Cast, Daniel Bruhl, Kate Beckinsale. Here’s one torn from the...

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2/5/2014 by Pamela McClintock

In David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, Al Pacino plays an ex con attempting to start over as a locksmith in a small town.

But as is often the case when criminals attempt to lie low,Manglehorn’s dark past...

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WestEnd Films has closed a number of deals on David Gordon Green’s next film Manglehorn, including to Artificial Eye for the UK, Wild Side for France, and Swen for Latin America.

Al Pacino stars as a former criminal living...

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Holly Hunter will star opposite Al Pacino in David Gordon Green’s drama, “Manglehorn,” financed and produced by Worldview Entertainment.

Hunter’s attachment was announced at the Toronto Film Festival, where WestEnd Films is handling...

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Worldview Entertainment is financing and producing the project, written by Paul Logan, about an eccentric man coming to terms with a past crime.

Al Pacino will star in David Gordon Green’s drama Manglehorn, which Worldview...

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Release information

US Distributor

Release Date:
June 19th 2015

French Distributor

Release Date:
June 3rd 2015

UK Distributor

Release Date:
August 7th 2015


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