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Death Note (2017)

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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.

Director:

Adam Wingard

Writers:

Charley Parlapanides (screenplay by) (as Charles Parlapanides), Vlas Parlapanides (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nat Wolff ... Light Turner
LaKeith Stanfield ... L (as Keith Stanfield)
Margaret Qualley ... Mia Sutton
Shea Whigham ... James Turner
Willem Dafoe ... Ryuk (voice)
Jason Liles ... Ryuk
Paul Nakauchi ... Watari
Jack Ettlinger Jack Ettlinger ... Kenny Doyle
Matthew Kevin Anderson ... Agent Young
Chris Britton ... Peltz
Timothy Lambert Timothy Lambert ... Dr. Norman Ludlam
Kwesi Ameyaw ... Undercover Agent #1
Justin Stone ... Undercover Agent #2
Christian Sloan ... Agent Franks
Artin John ... Antony Skomal
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Storyline

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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Trivia

(at around 30 mins) Producer Masi Oka makes a cameo as a Japanese police detective. See more »

Goofs

A crew member can be heard coughing in one scene. See more »

Quotes

Ryuk: [sees James Turner challenge Kira] Now I'm rooting for the guy!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are written in the same style as the Death Note instructions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Topsy Turvy Plans (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Feel My Love
Written by Jordan F and Quails
Performed by Jordan F and Quails
Courtesy of NRW Records
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Absolute garbage and typical Hollywood adaptation
25 August 2017 | by sebastian-g-brewerSee all my reviews

First time ever writing a review here. Had to do it now because I don't want people like me who enjoyed the original anime/manga to waste their time on this movie.

Firstly i didn't know this was a movie until it was released on Netflix. I'm not going into detail, but there is a reason its a long manga/anime and not a movie.

Anyway, the protagonist isn't interesting, L is not interesting and the plot is garbage. They took all the good thing from the original and butchered it and made another bad American adaptation.

Everyone involved in this movie should be ashamed.

Save yourself the misery and never watch this.


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USA

Language:

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Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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