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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.

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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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Details

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Country:

USA | China

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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Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Officer Donny, the cop that Edwards says she "should have f***ed" when she had the chance, is played by Melissa McCarthy's real life husband, Ben Falcone. See more »

Goofs

The character that Edwards refers to as Karen (the red-headed cop played by Colleen Smith whose "carpet doesn't match her drapes") is listed as Carol in the end credits. See more »

Quotes

Agent Campbell: I'll have your badge for this! I'm in the fuckin' FBI!
Phil Philips: Oh yeah what's that stand for, "fuckin' big idiot?"
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Connections

References Children of the Corn (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Give It to Me Baby
Written and Performed by Rick James
Courtesy of Motown Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Don't put on your serious hat when watching this.
23 August 2018 | by ddarfalkSee all my reviews

Ok. If you're a very serious film critic looking for movies with intellectual content, you, my friend, will never see the end of this flick. It's crazy, chaotic, silly, über silly and at times you find yourself grossed out by some of the uncomfortable scenes. But then again, it's a great flick to just watch for a laugh or two. Melissa McCarthy is just always funny, and delivered in this one. I'd say, just relax and don't watch the trailers, don't expect too much and just prepare for some silliness that'll make you laugh. That's all, just chill and laugh.


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