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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
Margaret Qualley ... Mia Sutton
Shea Whigham ... James Turner
Willem Dafoe ... Ryuk (voice)
Jason Liles ... Ryuk
Paul Nakauchi 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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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Note: Il quaderno della morte See more »

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Dolby Atmos

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Adam Wingard read the "Death Note" manga comic to find a way to translate the story to an American environment: "Death Note is such a Japanese thing. It became about what do these themes mean to modern day America, and how does that affect how we tell the story. What are the things that people chalk up to conspiracy theories? What kind of weird underground programs does the government have? How do those work in the world of Death Note?" See more »

Goofs

L reasons that Kira is in Seattle because only that city saw the broadcast of the hostage situation. However, this reasoning ignores that the broadcast was also streamed online, as this is how Light and Mia found it, where anyone could have watched. See more »

Quotes

L: [to Light] You're the one who flew into the sun, I'm just here to make sure you burn!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features Phantasm (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Wanna Live without Your Love
Written by Diane Warren, Albert Hammond
Performed by Chicago
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Do not watch
25 August 2017 | by itzalepSee 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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