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Death Note (2017)

TV-MA | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 25 August 2017 (USA)
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A high school student named Light Turner discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages, and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Light Turner
... L
... Mia Sutton
... James Turner
... Ryuk (voice)
... Ryuk
Paul Nakauchi ... Watari
... Kenny Doyle
... Agent Young
... Peltz
Timothy Lambert ... Dr. Norman Ludlam
... Undercover Agent #1
... Undercover Agent #2
... Agent Franks
... Antony Skomal


Light Turner, a bright student, stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death Note: Il quaderno della morte  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Before Detective James Turner meets L in person, he interacts with him first on a computer screen interface which is simply the letter L. This is an homage to the anime where L as a character is not physically seen in person for several episodes and until then, is only seen as a disembodied voice on a computer screen interface with just the letter L. See more »


Ryuk says that nobody has been able to write his name in the Death Note, several times says that previous owners have only been able to write two of the four letters that make up his name, but when Ligth is reading the rules, the phrase "Ryuk is not to be trusted" is clearly seen.

Correction - Ryuk is referring to someone writing his name to be killed, since what we saw was just a warning this is why the writer wasn't killed before he/she could finish. See more »


Light Turner: If you fuck with me, I'll write your fucking name in it!
Ryuk: Hah! You could try. Let me tell you this, Light: my name has four letters, most anyone's ever gotten were two.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the closing credits, Ryuk can be heard laughing. See more »


References American Horror Story (2011) See more »


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Written by Jordan F and Quails
Performed by Jordan F and Quails
Courtesy of NRW Records
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Do not watch
25 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

I don't suggest you watch the movie if you are a huge fan of Death Note, because it will ruin the whole thing. The actors and actresses were terrible and just everything was a big disappointment. The movie had almost nothing to do with the anime. If you have never heard of Death Note before, watch the anime first and if you are curious to watch the movie, go ahead..But as I said before, you will be disappointed.

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