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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.

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Adam Wingard

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Charley Parlapanides (screenplay by) (as Charles Parlapanides), Vlas Parlapanides (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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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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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 1h 10 mins) Light and Mia dance to Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" in the winter dance. See more »

Goofs

(at around 23 mins) When Light shows Mia the Death Note for the first time he asks her to read the last entry. The last entry should have been Anthony Skomal, not Kenny Doyle. See more »

Quotes

James Turner: How does Kira get to decide who lives and dies? Who's guilty, and innocent? Is there a complaint department if I don't like one of Kira's decisions - or would complaining just get me put on Kira's list?
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits features brief clips of outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Venomonth Of Horrors: Death Note (2017) (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Abandoned Streets
Written by Jordan F (as Jordan Faeghi)
Performed by Jordan F
Courtesy of Rosso Corsa Records
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An absolute disservice to the source material
25 August 2017 | by TrundleTheGr8See all my reviews

I don't even know where to begin with this, it is rare that an anime adaptation ever turns out to be good, so I didn't go into this movie with high expectations. Having seen the anime twice now I was completely underwhelmed and disappointed throughout the whole movie. The characters in this movie had little to no similarities to their originals. There's honestly way too many things for me to say about this that I simply just don't have the time to do so. I tried to watch this movie as it's own thing and not compare it to the original but that was basically impossible for me. If you're a fan of the anime and manga, honestly don't even watch this, it's not worth your time.


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Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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