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The Happytime Murders (2018)

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When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

Director:

Brian Henson

Writers:

Todd Berger (screenplay by), Todd Berger (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa McCarthy ... Detective Connie Edwards
Elizabeth Banks ... Jenny
Maya Rudolph ... Bubbles
Leslie David Baker ... Lt. Banning
Joel McHale ... Agent Campbell
Cynthy Wu ... Brittenie Marlowe
Michael McDonald ... Ronovan Scargle
Mitch Silpa ... Tommy
Hemky Madera ... Tito
Benjamin Cole Royer Benjamin Cole Royer ... Rick
Brekkan Spens ... Dick
Ryan Tran ... Phil
Fortune Feimster ... Robin
Brian Palermo ... Paramedic (as Brian Joseph Palermo)
Damon Jones Damon Jones ... Police Station Guard John / Puppet Doctor
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Storyline

A murder mystery set in a world where humans and puppets co-exist, but puppets are viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of an '90s children's TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a former cop, who has since become a private eye, takes on the case. Written by Anonymous

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From the studio that was sued by Sesame Street. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content and language throughout, and some drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Happytime Murders See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,532,425, 26 August 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,706,452, 27 September 2018
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DTS | SDDS | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the photograph in Detective Edward's apartment, the tall man in the photo is director Brian Henson. See more »

Goofs

The Silly String shot on the door of Phil's office changes positions throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Banning: Is Phil in?
Bubbles: He's servicing a client.
[noises of Phil and Sandra having sex are heard]
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Connections

Spoofs The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Soul Ballad
Written by Stephan Sechi
Courtesy of Killer Tracks
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Lighten up people!
21 November 2018 | by gabbitaskSee all my reviews

This movie was excatly what I expected. It was crude and hilarious Melissa Mcarthy didn't dissapoint. If you are easily offended this is not the movie for you. I loved the Muppets growing up and think it's great that that Jim Henson had a few crude jokes in his movies, just rewatch them if you don't believe me his son is not afraid to let it all out.


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