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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

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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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Cast

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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Her curse lives deep within. 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

Martin Sheen was originally cast as Tommy, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. He was replaced by Brian Cox. See more »

Goofs

At around 41 minutes, when Austin writes XXVII on blackboard, it is possible to see faint traces of these numbers on the board suggesting that they had already been written there and later erased. Austin is writing almost exactly on them. 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

References The Notebook (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Midnight Black
Written by Philip Campbell, Paul Sayer, Nicholas Fyffe, Luke Potashnick, and Damon Wilson
Performed by The Temperance Movement
Courtesy of Fantasy
By arrangement with Concord Music Group, Inc.
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just when you thought the genre had completely sold out...
20 December 2016 | by pckqSee all my reviews

Since wishi washi pseudo horror films ala insidious and co dominate the genre at the moment i never expect much when watching a new entry.And much to my surprise Jane Doe is a REAL horror film in finest John Carpenter b-movie tradition.

Jane Doe starts out strong, builds atmosphere with genuinely creepy scenes and manages to keep its mystery and secrets just long enough to satisfy. Much of this is due to the moody music which probably made half the film!

Sure there is the occasional i-already-know-whats-coming-next/ clichéd shock scene, but such sins are easily forgiven within seconds since the intense atmosphere of this film pulls the viewer back in mercilessly.

If you appreciate classic oldschool flicks like John Carpenters 'The Fog', Jane Doe will not disappoint. Go see it!


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Official Site [Japan]

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English

Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$10,474

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,170,043
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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