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The Grudge (2004)

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

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Storyline

Karen Davis, an American Nurse, moves to Tokyo and encounters a supernatural spirit who is vengeful and often possesses its victims. A series of horrifying and mysterious deaths start to occur, with the spirit passing its curse onto each victim. Karen must now find away to break this spell, before she becomes its next victim. Written by simon

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curse | american | nurse | rage | japan | See All (108) »

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Even if you die, you can never escape. (Japan) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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22 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled 'Ju-on: The Grudge' Remake  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,128,715, 24 October 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$110,359,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$187,281,115
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Trivia

Grace Zabriskie has only one line in the entire film as her mute character Emma, "I just want her to leave me alone", which refers to Kayako. See more »

Goofs

At the cemetery, Karen tells her boyfriend that burning incense is a Buddhist ritual, and that the smoke carries their prayers to the spirits of the departed. Buddhism doesn't acknowledge everlasting spirits. It is actually a Shinto ritual. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maria: Good morning. Peter? Are you OK? You're up early today.
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References Dark Water (2002) See more »

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Deceived
24 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

OK when I saw the previews for this movie I thought it looked really scary and was quite excited to see it as were the group I was with. Now living in America especially during this election I see some very deceiving things but I have to say these previews were towards the top of list. I don't see how so many people could be scared by this movie. I only really noticed two real jump scenes and only jumped at one. The whole movie was extremely predictable and perhaps that messed up some of the jump scenes for me. As for the sound effects so many to be so frightened of I thought they were comical at best. Oh and the uhh catboy where did that come from and why? The worst noise in the whole movie had to be the weird groaning. How does that scare someone? I can make that noise easily. Now don't get me wrong I have always loved all those really bad scary movies that your just laughing the whole way through but I didn't even think this one had that going for it it was just plain out bad.


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