adapted as "Shutter Island"
Publisher: William Morrow
Published: April 2003
Synopsis: Summer 1954.
U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient, a murderess named Rachel Solando, as a hurricane bears down upon them. But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems.
And neither is Teddy Daniels.
Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe’s radical approach to psychiatry? An approach that may include drug experimentation, hideous surgical trials, and lethal countermoves in the shadow war against Soviet brainwashing ...
Or is there another, more personal reason why he has come there?
As the investigation deepens, the questions only mount: How has a barefoot woman escaped the island from a locked room? Who is leaving clues in the form of cryptic codes? Why is there no record of a patient committed there just one year before? What really goes on in Ward C? Why is an empty lighthouse surrounded by an electrified fence and armed guards?
The closer Teddy and Chuck get to the truth, the more elusive it becomes, and the more they begin to believe that they may never leave Shutter Island. Because someone is trying to drive them insane ...
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Martin Scorsese, Director
Theatrical release date: 02/19/2010
DVD release date: 06/08/2010
Cast: Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio), Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), Dr. Cawley (Ben Kingsley), Dr. Naehring (Max von Sydow), Dolores (Michelle Williams), Rachel (Patricia Clarkson), George Noyce (Jackie Earle Haley), Warden (Ted Levine)
Running time: 138 minutes
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