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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.

Director:

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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Details

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:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,574,326, 1 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,866,403, 16 November 2017
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of the movie, a voice-over says: "Some lines should not be crossed", which is the tagline of the 1990 version. See more »

Goofs

When Courtney went in for flatlines, she mentioned no metal allowed inside the room as the scanner contains magnet but there are laptops, and mobile phones and other medical equipment which can be attracted by a strong magnet. See more »

Quotes

[in the evening before his flatline]
Jamie: It's a great day to die!
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Flatliners (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Clair de Lune
Written by Claude Debussy
Performed by Laura Sullivan
Courtesy of Sentient Spirit Records
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Had potential but fell short
25 September 2017 | by kaylahuniaSee all my reviews

The first half of this movie was great - the premise was great, and the diverse cast set it apart from other "afterlife" type films. However, moving into the second half, things got very muddled. It seems that the director didn't know exactly which direction to go in, so he went in all of them. It was very anti-climatic, and also relied on cheap jump- scares to drive the film. Quite disappointing as it had great potential.


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