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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.

Director:

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 ... John Tombs
Rachel Matthews ... Danielle Bouseman
Ramsey Anderson ... Keith Lumbly
Brady Lewis 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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Unlimited amount of lives, unlimited amount of chances to find the killer 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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Trivia

The scenes where Tree leaves Carter's dorm room and walks through the campus quad, with the same specific events happening each time (i.e. The couple getting soaked by the sprinklers, the car alarm going off, etc.) took two days to shoot. At one point, the sprinklers malfunctioned and couldn't be turned off, costing the crew at least an hour of filming until they were finally able to fix it. See more »

Goofs

It doesn't seem to matter how soon Tree decides to leave the dorm room after waking up. Even when she rushes out of the room, Carter's roommate shows up right away without any regard to the original conversation . The environmental girl still walks up to her at the same time the sprinklers go off at the same time, the frat guy falls down at the same time, etc. In case Tree leaves the dorm so quickly, she should be ahead of all of these events. See more »

Quotes

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

Rather than "The End", the film concludes with the quote "Today is the first day of the rest of your life". See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

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Written by Matthew I. Walker and Alan H. Berliant
Performed by MWAB
Courtesy of Reignition Media Group
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User Reviews

 
Surprisingly better than I expected!
23 October 2017 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

This type of movie has been done many times before and rarely succeeds, but this one was a hit for me!

Jessica Rothe's performance is what kept me interested... she nailed her character and was convincing and funny as well.

I don't want to give too much away, but the twists towards the end were a nice surprise and earned a few extra points from me.

It's classified as a Horror, Mystery, Thriller but it's also a comedy as I found myself laughing a bunch of times.

Certainly a must-see entertaining film produced and executed very well, much better than many other films in this genre.

It's a well deserved 9/10 from me.


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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

Gross USA:

$55,683,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$125,479,266
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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