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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

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Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time, as the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

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Steve Miner

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Debra Hill (characters), John Carpenter (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Laurie Strode / Keri Tate
Adam Arkin ... Will Brennan
Michelle Williams ... Molly
Adam Hann-Byrd ... Charlie
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ... Sarah
Janet Leigh ... Norma
Josh Hartnett ... John
LL Cool J ... Ronny
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Jimmy
Branden Williams ... Tony
Nancy Stephens ... Marion
Beau Billingslea ... Fitz
Matt Winston ... Matt
Larisa Miller ... Claudia
Emmalee Thompson Emmalee Thompson ... Casey
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Storyline

20 Year's After Michael Myer's Massacre in Haddonfield. Laurie Strode faked her own death and traveled to California and took on the Identity Keri Tate. Michael finds out of Laurie's new Identity and travels to California to kill his Sister, Laurie must now take on her Brother with her Son's Life at Risk. Written by ahmetkozan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

H20 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,187,724, 9 August 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,041,738
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One month after the film was released, Jamie Lee Curtis got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 16 mins) When Laurie/Keri is driving away in the coroner's van with Michael in the back the Coroner written on the side of the van disappears and reappears repeatedly. See more »

Quotes

John: If you want to stay handcuffed to your dead brother, that's fine. But you're not dragging me along. Not anymore.
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits have ended, the words "In Memory of Donald Pleasance" appear before the Dimension Films logo and the movie is finished. See more »

Alternate Versions

The above version on FX also edits the following:
  • The decapitation at the end of the movie. It cuts to the credits and Halloween music right after she swings the axe.
  • The scene of Michael gettng pinned by the van against the tree has been cut out. It cuts to the van catching on fire. This becomes a goof though, as when Laurie looks at the van, there is no fire, but it starts up again.
  • The sequence where Laurie is driving down the road with Michael in the body bag in the back has been lengthened. It uses some shots of the van driving down the road twice.
  • The scene where Michael chases after John and Molly cuts out the shot of the knife going into John's leg when Michael stabs him.
  • Will's death has been edited. It only shows Michael go up behind him, then cuts to a shot of Laurie looking at him. His body is then thrown down on the floor.
  • Scenes with the f-word and/or s-word have been dubbed over, or taken out completely.
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Featured in Phelous & the Movies: Phalloween Resurrectlous (2011) See more »

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Best sequel in the series. BY FAR!
12 September 2018 | by greglanfordSee all my reviews

The best story, best cast (it's not even close), best ending, etc etc.

Top movies of the franchise: H20, Halloween (1978), Halloween 4

Worst movies of the franchise: Halloween 2 (1981), Season of the Witch, and Rob Zombie's Halloween 2.


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