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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:

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 »

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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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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

[SPOILER] It is never explained how Jenny survived the car explosion, especially when the camera never moves from the car after she enters, and her body is visible in the driver's seat. See more »

Quotes

Dominatrix Dalmatian: I'm gonna piss on you like a fire hydrant
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Connections

References Children of the Corn (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Sexy and I Know It
Written by Erin Beck, Skyler Gordy (as Skyler Austen Gordy), Stefan Gordy, GoonRock (as David Jamahl Listenbee), George Robertson (as George Matthew Robertson), and Kenneth Oliver (as Kenny Oliver)
Performed by LMFAO
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good giggle
24 November 2018 | by vdubclubSee all my reviews

Certainly not 10/10 or even 1/10. It's original and good fun. A film that doesn't take itself too seriously. Which is why I'm amazed by the 1/10. Don't expect a blockbuster but a must see. A good night in and a good laugh.


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