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Happy Death Day (2017)

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A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.

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Christopher Landon

Writer:

Scott Lobdell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Rothe ... Tree Gelbman
Israel Broussard ... Carter Davis
Ruby Modine ... Lori Spengler
Charles Aitken ... Gregory Butler
Laura Clifton ... Stephanie Butler
Jason Bayle ... David Gelbman
Rob Mello Rob Mello ... John Tombs
Rachel Matthews ... Danielle Bouseman
Ramsey Anderson ... Keith Lumbly
Brady Lewis ... Frat Brother
Phi Vu ... Ryan Phan
Tenea Intriago ... Student Protester
Blaine Kern III ... Nick Sims
Cariella Smith ... Becky Shepard
Jimmy Gonzales ... Police Officer
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Storyline

A teenage girl, trying to enjoy her birthday, soon realizes that this is her final one. That is, if she can figure out who her killer is. She must relive that day, over and over again, dying in a different way each time. Can she solve her own murder?

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Make Every Death Count. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, crude sexual content, language, some drug material and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Half to Death See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,039,025, 15 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,683,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,300,000, 26 October 2017
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original mascot and mask designed by Tony Gardner for the killer was a pig, a motif already done in the Saw movies. See more »

Goofs

When the police car is side swiped the black charger shows no damage to driver side at all. It should have have scrapes or broken mirror. And as the fire starts in crown victoria the gas is bubbling up around fuel door gas wont bubble up and there would be gas cap in way if it could. The gas would have to have come from behind body panel but damage was not enough for that. See more »

Quotes

[spoiler]
Lori Spengler: What I really want to know is, how did you figure it out?
Tree Gelbman: Because you've killed me before.
Lori Spengler: Then I guess I'm just gonna have to do it again.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Universal logo gets abruptly sucked into oblivion and then restarts, referencing the film's time loop element. This happens twice before the logo finally plays uninterrupted. See more »

Connections

References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Ophelia
Written by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites (as Jeremy Fraites)
Performed by The Lumineers
Courtesy of Dualtone Records
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A very seriously underrated gem.
7 September 2018 | by outlander83See all my reviews

It doesn't really try to be too different from the usual groundhog day formula or the stalker/slasher genre but it does meld the two together extremely well. The cast is excellent, the direction is spot on and the writing is sharp. Considering I had heard nothing about this before I randomly watched it im genuinely surprised it doesn't have more notoriety. Definitely worth your time.


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