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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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Taglines:

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

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Sesame Workshop sued the team behind the film for the tagline, "No sesame. All street," claiming that the film tarnishes their reputation. The suit was rejected on May 30, 2018. Soon after, STX issued a brief statement, "We fluffing love Sesame Street (1969) and we're obviously very pleased that the ruling reinforced what STX's intention was from the very beginning - to honor the heritage of The Jim Henson Company's previous award-winning creations while drawing a clear distinction between any Muppets or Sesame Street characters and the new world Brian Henson and team created. We believe we accomplished that with the very straightforward NO SESAME, ALL STREET tagline. We look forward to continued happytimes as we prepare to release Happytime Murders this summer." Some TV spots for the film started with "From the studio that was sued by Sesame Street..." See more »

Goofs

Special Agent Campbell suspends Detective Connie Edwards but Campbell is an FBI agent and would have no authority to suspend a Los Angeles detective. See more »

Quotes

Connie Edwards: I guess we know the purple carpet doesn't match the drapes.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Puppet Inside Me (2018) See more »

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Big Soul Ballad
Written by Stephan Sechi
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A silly puerile comedy.
28 November 2018 | by BurnsknightSee all my reviews

No idea what people were hoping for who left 1 star reviews but this is exactly what I expected- a funny, foul-mouthed, immature and very entertaining comedy


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