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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

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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 (as Emily Fortune Feimster)
Brian Palermo ... Paramedic (as Brian Joseph Palermo)
John Damon Jones John Damon Jones ... Police Station Guard
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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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Sex. Murder. Puppets. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Directed by Brian Henson, the son of Jim Henson who famously conceived The Muppet Show (1976) and the Muppets. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Sandra: He's a blue loser puppet with a tiny felt cock.
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Connections

Features That Puppet Game Show (2013) See more »

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This is a shock movie without a brain
29 August 2018 | by AlondroSee all my reviews

I actually don't hate "Cool World" as much now. That movie at least had a solid storyline and character motivation.

This.. this was just "Hey! Let's have puppets do filthy things and then inject agenda-driven social commentary randomly and about as subtly as a 2x4 up the rear... which is a puppet fantasy, more than likely! Har har har!"

It's as if drunk stoners addicted to porn watched "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and said, "Hey, we can do that!"

No, no you can't. This was terrible. Hollywood, just stop. You suck.


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