A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.

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André Øvredal
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Complete credited cast:
Brian Cox ... Tommy
Emile Hirsch ... Austin
Ophelia Lovibond ... Emma
Michael McElhatton ... Sheriff Burke
Olwen Catherine Kelly ... Jane Doe (as Olwen Kelly)
Jane Perry ... Lieutenant Wade
Parker Sawyers ... Trooper Cole
Mary Duddy Mary Duddy ... Irene Daniels
Mark Phoenix Mark Phoenix ... Louis Tannis
Sydney ... Stanley the Cat
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Storyline

While investigating the murder of a family, Sheriff Sheldon and his team are puzzled with the discovery of the body of a stranger buried in the basement that does not fit to the crime scene. He brings the corpse of the beautiful Jane Doe late night to the coroner Tommy Tilden and requests to have the cause of death until the next morning to have an answer to the press. Tommy's son and assistant Austin Tilden is ready to go to the movie theater with his girlfriend Emma, but he decides to stay to help his father in the autopsy. Along the stormy and tragic night, they disclose weird and creepy secrets about Jane Doe. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Every body has a secret. See more »


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Rated R for bloody horror violence, unsettling grisly images, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Olwen Kelly spent around eight hours a day for five weeks lying naked on an autopsy table. Before filming, she said she spent a lot of time thinking "how am I going to be nude, and still, in what will probably be a room full of men?" Her background as a model helped her cope. During an early modeling job after moving to London, she posed totally naked except for a pair of shoes in a room full of people. See more »

Goofs

On the blackboard it says "peat under the finger nails" Later it's shown spelled correctly, then wrong again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Deputy Ballard: [over radio] Sheriff, you gotta get down here.
Sheriff Burke: [crouching down] We got an ID on her?
Deputy Ballard: No, sir. No relation to Paul and Carol.
Lieutenant Wade: Who's she?
Sheriff Burke: Well, for now, she's a Jane Doe.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the "Special thanks" section, the last entry is the single word: "Troll". André Øvredal's previous feature film was Trollhunter (2010). See more »

Connections

Featured in Eli Roth's History of Horror: Witches (2020) See more »

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Love You All I Can
Written by Ronald Gardner (BMI)
Performed by The Bootmen
Published by Valet Publishing Company (BMI)
The Bootmen appear courtesy of Etiquette Records
Under license by Ford Music Services
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Excellent mix of mystery and horror
2 January 2017 | by mathieu_feltenSee all my reviews

Without spoiling this movie, let me sum up my impression after I just finished watching "The Autopsy Of Jane Doe". I went out without seeing the trailer, so I thought it was a police/detective movie at first.

But it didn't take long for us to realize it was a horror movie.

Acting : excellent. Bryan Cox and Emile Hirsh play a very believable pair of father-son, working at the family morgue.

Story : very different from the usual horror movies. I appreciated it, as I grew tired of the same ghosts, zombie, vampire stories.

Directing : smart use of the shadows without being excessive.

I highly recommend it.


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Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Autopsy of Jane Doe See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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Gross USA:

$10,474

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,170,043
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2.39 : 1
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