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The Grudge (2004)

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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.

Director:

Takashi Shimizu

Writers:

Stephen Susco (screenplay), Takashi Shimizu (film "Ju-On: The Grudge")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Yôko Maki ... Yoko
Yuya Ozeki Yuya Ozeki ... Toshio
Takako Fuji ... Kayako
Takashi Matsuyama Takashi Matsuyama ... Takeo
Hiroshi Matsunaga Hiroshi Matsunaga ... Igarashi
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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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Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

They say that when someone dies in a powerful rage. A curse is made. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

22 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled 'Ju-on: The Grudge' Remake See more »

Filming Locations:

Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Unrated Extended Director's Cut) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original Japanese film featured a subplot involving three schoolgirls encountering the curse. Although it was omitted from the remake, it was restored in the film's sequel, The Grudge 2 (2006). See more »

Goofs

(at around 21 mins) The message Susan leaves on the answering machine is a little bit different when Karen first hears it than when the detectives hear it again later in the movie (at around 37 mins), and when we actually see Susan leaving it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maria: Good morning. Peter? Are you OK? You're up early today.
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Just watch it in a perfect environment…
25 January 2007 | by Harmeet SinghSee all my reviews

First of all this is my first review on any movie. I was so exited after watching The Grudge, I thought I should write a review on this. It is a great horror movie. It has got most of the stuff that needed to make a good horror movie. I agree that it doesn't have a good story, it has a paper thin plot but what it has is a pure horror that doesn't depend on any story at all. If this movie has got a great story to back it up then I think it might be the best horror movie of all time.

One thing I really want to say here that this movie is heavily depends on some horror movie clichés, like sudden jump scenes, character following the strange noise that came from the dark corner of the house. But that actually is the plus point of this movie. They have presented in such a good way that it creates such a spooky atmosphere in the movie.

If you want to really enjoy this gem of a horror then watch it all alone with a great home theater system that supports Dolby Digital or DTS 5.1ch, without any of your ill mannered friends that crack jokes on a really tense situation. And don't forget to switch the light off.

It will scare the f**k out of you.


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