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The Grudge -- Pregnant Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash. While Kyoko loses her baby in the crash, she is later informed that she has a three-and-a-half-month-old fetus in her womb.
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The Grudge -- 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.
The Grudge -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Stephen Susco (screenplay)
Takashi Shimizu (film "Ju-On: The Grudge")
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Release Date:
22 October 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It never forgives. It never forgets. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
If you've seen the Japanese originals, you've already seen this film. See more (906 total) »

Cast

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Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Karen

Jason Behr ... Doug

William Mapother ... Matthew

Clea DuVall ... Jennifer

KaDee Strickland ... Susan

Grace Zabriskie ... Emma

Bill Pullman ... Peter

Rosa Blasi ... Maria

Ted Raimi ... Alex

Ryo Ishibashi ... Nakagawa
Yôko Maki ... Yoko

Yuya Ozeki ... Toshio

Takako Fuji ... Kayako
Takashi Matsuyama ... Takeo
Hiroshi Matsunaga ... Igarashi
Hajime Okayama ... Suzuki
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Guard
Kazuyuki Tsumura ... Peter's Co-Worker
Taigi Kobayashi ... Policeman
Junko Koizumi ... Mother
Nana Koizumi ... Daughter
Yôichi Okamura ... Restaurant Manager (as Yoichi Okamura)
Eiji Ôki ... Morgue Detective (as Eiji Oki)
Katsuhiro Oyama ... Morgue Doctor
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Directed by
Takashi Shimizu 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Stephen Susco (screenplay)

Takashi Shimizu (film "Ju-On: The Grudge")

Produced by
Doug Davison .... executive producer
Joseph Drake .... executive producer (as Joe Drake)
Satoshi Fukushima .... line producer
Aubrey Henderson .... co-producer
Takashige Ichise .... producer (as Taka Ichise)
Nathan Kahane .... executive producer
Michael Kirk .... co-producer
Roy Lee .... executive producer
Carsten H.W. Lorenz .... executive producer (as Carsten Lorenz)
Ray Quinlan .... line producer (as Raymond Quinlan)
Sam Raimi .... producer
Shintaro Shimosawa .... co-producer
Robert G. Tapert .... producer (as Rob Tapert)
 
Original Music by
Christopher Young 
 
Cinematography by
Hideo Yamamoto 
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Betancourt 
 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor  (as Nancy Nayor Battino)
Kelly Wagner 
 
Production Design by
Iwao Saitô 
 
Art Direction by
Kyôko Yauchi  (as Kyoko Yauchi)
 
Costume Design by
Shawn Holly Cookson 
Miyuki Taniguchi 
 
Makeup Department
Dianne Ensor .... assistant makeup artist
Masaaki Fukuda .... assistant special effects makeup
Akiko Kawano .... assistant makeup artist
Veronica Lorenz .... makeup artist: Sarah Michelle Gellar, U.S. reshoots
Yûichi Matsui .... special makeup effects artist (as Yuichi Matsui)
Fumihiro Miyoshi .... assistant special effects makeup
Sachie Munemura .... makeup artist
Jane O'Kane .... makeup artist
Miyuki Yamaguchi .... assistant special effects makeup
Keiko Wedding .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Shannon Gaulding .... executive in charge of production
Ed Licht .... production supervisor
Jack Schuster .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masanori Adachi .... first assistant director
Hiroshi Chôno .... first assistant director: additional photography
Chikara Higami .... second assistant director
Makoto Meguro .... third assistant director: additional photography
Toyohiro Miyata .... third assistant director
Jun Shiozaki .... third assistant director
Takeo Sugawara .... second assistant director: addditional photography
Amy Wilkins .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Steven J. Berger .... assistant sound
Gloria D'Alessandro .... dialogue editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Michael J. Fox .... adr mixer
Richard C. Franklin .... sound effects editor (as Rick Franklin)
Marti D. Humphrey .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris M. Jacobson .... sound re-recording mixer: director's cut
Ryan Juggler .... adr editor
Ai-Ling Lee .... sound effects editor
Howard London .... adr mixer
Darrin Mann .... foley mixer
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound designer
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... supervising sound editor
Carin Rogers .... supervising adr editor
Carin Rogers .... supervising dialogue editor
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Shûichi Kishiura .... special effects supervisor
Yoshitaka Makigi .... special effects assistant
Atsuko Murata .... special effects assistant
Keiichi Nishioka .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Akemi Abe .... main titles
Jonathan Block .... title animation
Francisco Chaigneau .... digital effects artist
Toyokazu Hashimoto .... 3D artist: Big X
Andrew Heimbold .... animator: Reality Check Studios
Steven Heimbold .... animator: Reality Check Studios
Nobuya Ishida .... 2D artist: Big X
Kory Jones .... visual effects supervisor: Reality Check Studios
Aaron Kaminar .... lead animator: Reality Check Studios
Danny Martinez .... visual effects producer: Reality Check Studios
Hajime Matsumoto .... digital visual effects supervisor: Big X
Josh Novak .... lead compositor: main title sequence
Shigenori Ohno .... 3D artist: Big X
Masaki Sasae .... 2D artist: Big X
Nobuaki Sugiki .... assistant digital visual effects supervisor: Big X
Yoshiko Takekuma .... 3D artist: Big X
Takeshi Yamaguchi .... compositor
One Danny Yoon .... digital compositor
Naoyasu Yutaka .... assistant digital visual effects supervisor: Big X
Tomoya Ôhata .... 2D artist: Big X (as Tomoya Ohhata)
 
Stunts
Jennifer M. Barr .... stunt stand-in
Shunsuke Gondo .... stunt double
Kaori Ichijô .... stunt double
Hideo Saito .... stunt coordinator
Nobu Sakashita .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lukas Ettlin .... additional cinematographer
Noriyuki Mizuguchi .... director of photography: additional photography
Takashi Seida .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
David Bernad .... casting assistant
Jennifer Rudolph .... casting: New York
 
Editorial Department
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant
Yoshie Ishiguro .... first assistant editor
Mato .... color timer
Kevin Soares .... second assistant editor
Anthony Motta .... telecine assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Max Blomgren .... synthesizer programmer
Robert Fernandez .... recording engineer
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Simon James .... music contractor
Tiff Jimber .... vocalist
Tiff Jimber .... voice
Sean McMahon .... orchestrator
Thomas Milano .... music editor
Sujin Nam .... orchestrator
Sujin Nam .... score coordinator
Jonathan Price .... synthesizer programmer
Robert Puff .... music preparation
David G. Russell .... synthesizer programmer (as David Russell)
Aldo Shllaku .... assistant to composer
Martin St. Pierre .... orchestrator
Martin St. Pierre .... score coordinator (as Martin St.Pierre)
Brian Valentino .... assistant recording engineer
Gordon Wimpress .... score coordinator
Selena Arizanovic .... music assistant (uncredited)
Scott Glasgow .... score coordinator (uncredited)
Sean McMahon .... score coordinator (uncredited)
Flavio Motalla .... score producer (uncredited)
Melissa Orquiza .... music preparation (uncredited)
Michael Pelavin .... score coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Akemi Abe .... end titles
Tobin Adams .... production coordinator
Jennifer M. Barr .... stand-in: Sara Michelle Geller
Sue Binder .... assistant: Mr. Tapert
Max Blomgren .... synthesizer programmer
Jennifer Y. Craig .... production assistant
Miyuki Dawson .... assistant: Mr. Shimizu
Tom Fish .... body double: Jason Behr
Jessica Franks .... production assistant: re-shoots
Joey Cruz Manalang .... cast liaison
Rob McEntegart .... executive vice president, business affairs: Mandate Pictures
Matthew Milam .... assistant: Mr. Kahane
Tomoko Miyachi .... production coordinator
Harue Miyake .... assistant: Mr. Fukushima
Maureen Mottram .... production accountant
Sean Muramatsu .... dialogue coach
Atsushi Naito .... legal service
Kazumi Nakamura .... adr voice
Natsuko Nezu .... production accountant
David Pollison .... office assistant: Renaissance Pictures
Jonathan Price .... synthesizer programmer
Patricia Rivera .... assistant: Mr. Drake
Miyuki Sakaitani .... production coordinator: Japan
Akiko Shima .... adr voice
Kazuko Shingyoku .... production coordinator: Japan
Kazuko Shingyoku .... script supervisor: additional photography
Hiroko Stanhope .... assistant: Taka Ichise
Cid Swank .... unit publicist
Hiroki Taniguchi .... production assistant
Kathleen Thomas .... script supervisor
Dina Valenzuela .... production accountant
Irene Yeung .... assistant: Mr. Lee and Mr. Davison
J.R. Young .... assistant: Mr. Raimi
 
Thanks
Brendan Garst .... special thanks
Nathan L. Smith .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality
Runtime:
92 min | 98 min (Unrated Extended Director's Cut) | 94 min (Extended Director's Cut)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Czech Republic:15 | Finland:K-15 | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15PG (original rating) | Ireland:15 (video rating) | Italy:T | Japan:PG-12 | Malaysia:18SG | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-13 | Poland:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Zurich) | UK:15 | USA:Unrated (DVD rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #40750)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Although the house was built entirely on a sound stage, the actors and cast still had to take off their shoes to enter, to be respectful.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Karen is walking outside with Doug after they wake up together, Doug is wearing a shawl. In the subsequent shots he isn't wearing it any more.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Maria:Good morning. Peter? Are you OK? You're up early today.
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68 out of 120 people found the following review useful.
If you've seen the Japanese originals, you've already seen this film., 31 October 2004
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

This review is really a word of warning, if you've seen any of the earlier Japanese versions of this story you've seen this movie before. If you've seen all four of the earlier films, you've really seen everything (except the frightening opening with Bill Pullman) and you'd best wait for home video.

I understand that the film makers wanted to make sure that this film worked and made them money, so they repeated what worked, even casting the same Japanese actors for the kid and other roles; but it would have been nice if they had done more that was new beyond the opening sequence.

This isn't to say that the film is bad, its not, rather, its just that unless you're walking in to the film fresh odds are you're going to be like me and know what each five or ten minutes is going to bring because of the set up of the sequence.

For me it was a 6 out of 10, for fresh eyes probably higher.

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