Release Date
31 Oct 2014
MPAA Rating
R
Runtime
118 min
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Nightcrawler

NIGHTCRAWLER is a thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling - where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Director

Dan Gilroy

Writers

Dan Gilroy

Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Papajohn, Marco RodrĂ­guez, Bill Paxton

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