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Flatliners (2017)

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Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience - giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.

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Niels Arden Oplev

Writers:

Peter Filardi (story by), Ben Ripley (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Page ... Courtney
Diego Luna ... Ray
Nina Dobrev ... Marlo
James Norton ... Jamie
Kiersey Clemons ... Sophia
Kiefer Sutherland ... Dr. Barry Wolfson
Madison Brydges ... Tessa
Jacob Soley ... Alex
Anna Arden ... Alicia
Miguel Anthony ... Cyrus Gudgeon
Jenny Raven ... Irina Wong
Beau Mirchoff ... Brad Mauser
Charlotte McKinney ... Girl on Bicycle
Wendy Raquel Robinson ... Sophia's Mother
Steve Byers ... Marlo's Brother
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Storyline

A medical student, Courtney, is obsessed with the idea of the afterlife, wanting to find out what happens after death. She invites fellow students Jamie and Sophia to join her in an experiment, in an unused hospital room: using defibrillation to stop her heart for sixty seconds whilst recording her brain, and then reviving her. She assures them they would not be held responsible for any accidents. Sophia is against this, but Jamie does it anyway. After sixty seconds, they panic as they are unable to revive her, but eventually manage to with the help of fellow student Ray. Later, Marlo, a rival of Ray, arrives and learns of the experiment..

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Dare to cross the line See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for violence and terror, sexual content, language, thematic material, and some drug references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The lunchroom where Courtney invites Jamie to meet her in the sub basement is located in Burwash Dining hall which is the second oldest of the residence buildings at Toronto's Victoria College. It's located at 73 Queen's Park Crescent. Many famous alum have eaten there including the father of Kiefer Sutherland, Donald who attended University of Toronto. Kiefer appeared in both Flatliner movies in 1990 and 2017. See more »

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A written statement would in no manner absolve the residents from deaths performing the "flatliner" experiment. Courtney writing one after stealing the Propifol to perform the experiment on herself would simply make the people assisting her complicit with several crimes, up to and including her death. See more »

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Alex: [only lines] Mommy... who is that man?
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Sabali (Miike Snow Remix)
Written by Damon Albarn, Mariam Doumbia and Marc Moreau
Performed by Amadou & Mariam
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records/Because Music
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Not as bad as the reviews make it out to be
28 August 2019 | by alannahgilliamSee all my reviews

Hear me out: The film wasn't the best thing ever and quite predictable, but it was watchable and I have definitely seen worse. Having never watching the original, i actually didn't know it was a 'horror' so that was a surprise.

I love Ellen Page and her acting continued excellent in this movie.

If you're still on the fence about watching it, just watch it once and ignore the reviews like I did and I heavily base my watches on reviews. I quite enjoyed it even though I probably won't watch it again.. it was still worth a try.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flatliners See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,574,326, 1 October 2017

Gross USA:

$16,883,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,158,254
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Sound Mix:

Auro 11.1 | Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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