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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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Taglines:

Trick or Treat. Kill or Die. It's That Time of Year Again. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween 7 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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A subplot involving two Detectives (one male, one female) tracking Michael for the murder of Nurse Stephens was completely cut from the script. Remnants of the characters remain at the start of the picture, when two random detectives are talking in the home office of Stephens's home. See more »

Goofs

(at around 54 mins) Laurie removes the top from a vodka bottle, guzzles, hands the bottle to Will who also takes the top off. See more »

Quotes

Will Brennan: What should I do?
Laurie Strode: Try to live.
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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

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What's This Life For
Written by Scott Stapp (as Stapp) / Mark Tremonti (as Tremonti)
Performed by Creed
Courtesy of Wind-up Records
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My favorite Halloween and 2nd favorite horror flick
10 October 2018 | by shroyer-76760See all my reviews

Man dkes this film bring back great memories. Like a lot of millenials, the films from this post-scream era was what I grew up watching.

As stated in other reviews, halloween h20 brings it back to the basics. Like the original 2 films, it chooses suspense over blood and gore (the movie is almost free of it). It has so many memorable scenes (not to mention my favorite and possibly the most satisfying ending in horror). It also is full of noticeable cast members that were well known at the time. What really sets this apart from other slashers (especially most 80's) was that it focuses on character progression and builds the story around that, rather than around the kills. Thats what ultimately gives this film more credibility as a legit piece of art than other films in the genre. I could go on and on, but I feel you get the point. I couldn't recommend the film any higher.


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