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

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

Keep an eye out - Ryuk makes split-second appearances throughout the film. 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

Light Turner: Look at those people.
Mia Sutton: They're a bunch of sheep.
Light Turner: No, they're not. They're looking for someone who's not gonna let them down the ways cops do and politicians.
Mia Sutton: And that's why they have you.
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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: Uh... Meow? (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Deceive
Written by Anders Trentemøller, Sune Wagner (as Sune Rose Wagner)
Performed by Anders Trentemøller (as Trentemøller) feat. Sune Wagner (as Sune Rose Wagner)
Courtesy of HFN Music
By arrangement with Visions from the Roof
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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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Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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