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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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Cross the line. Death will follow you back. 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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Though they play classmates, Kiersey Clemons and Diego Luna are 14 years apart. Ray mentions being a firefighter prior to school, so it is possible he is an older student. Clemons is 8 years younger than James Norton, whose character is her peer. See more »

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When Sophia ( Kiersey Clemons) comes back to life and the cleaning crew is getting closer, she is barefoot. When Ray (Diego Luna) is carrying her out, we can see that she has her shoes on. See more »

Quotes

Alex: [only lines] Mommy... who is that man?
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Featured in Box Office: Episode dated 28 September 2017 (2017) See more »

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If You're Happy and You Know It
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It kinda fell flat.
3 October 2017 | by CharicificSee all my reviews

What started off as potentially a great film, suddenly turned into a complete boring mess. While going in a different direction to the 1990's version, I don't think the creators knew exactly what that direction was as it seemed to jump all over the place. While I giggled at certain ridiculous moments, the rest was spent thinking what exactly is going on? Ellen Page's performance was okay but I think the movie itself squashed what could have been a great acting role.


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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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