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Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 21 October 2016 (USA)
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Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

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Tyler Perry

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Tyler Perry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Madea / Joe / Brian
Cassi Davis ... Aunt Bam
Patrice Lovely ... Hattie
Bella Thorne ... Rain
Yousef Erakat ... Jonathan
Lexy Panterra ... Leah
Andre Hall ... Quinton
Brock O'Hurn ... Horse
Liza Koshy ... Aday
Diamond White ... Tiffany
Kian Lawley ... Bean Boy
J.C. Caylen ... Mikey
Jimmy Tatro ... Sean
Tyga ... Rap Artist - Tyga
Mike Tornabene ... Dino
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Storyline

In BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN, Tyler Perry returns as Madea to set the neighborhood straight on Halloween night. While trying to keep an eye on a few misbehaving teens who are planning a wild Halloween night party she is spooked by ghosts, killers, poltergeists, zombies and spirits. Giving them all a piece of her mind and fists, Madea must maintain order and sanity as she spends this hilarious, haunted Halloween night fighting off goons and goblins. Written by ComedyE.com / DeAlan Wilson

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The Night She Came Home! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug use and references, suggestive content, language, some horror images and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,501,448, 23 October 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$73,159,525, 16 December 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,792,994, 22 December 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where BJ walks through the living room, the actor is holding the iPad of the film's script supervisor which happened to have a PDF of the script on the screen as the prop was improvised as cameras started rolling on the scene. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Aunt Bam: [takes a card out of her blouse] I got a prescription!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, a series of bloopers are shown. See more »

Connections

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Can't Stop
Written by Chief WaKil (as Mansa Wakili), Jason Rabinowitz, Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher), Brayden Deskins, Jaron Lamot
Performed by Chief WaKil
Published by Bad At Math Songs, The Math Club Music
Courtesy of The Math Club
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another enjoyable Madea adventure
23 October 2016 | by dave-mcclainSee all my reviews

By 2016, Movie Fans had the opportunity to see the mad black woman known as Madea put her unique personal stamp on, among other situations, a family reunion, jail, a witness protection program and Christmas. But how will she make it through a wild and wacky Halloween? "Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween" (PG-13, 1:43) answers that question in typical Madea fashion – her way! Actor, producer, director, screenwriter, playwright, author, and songwriter Tyler Perry's most famous and enduring character is rough around the edges, but the old lady is just being herself – and doing what she thinks is right. Mabel "Madea" Simmons gets through life the best she can, no matter what anyone else thinks about her, and she's going make the people around her act right – with insults and by force, if necessary.

Madea (Perry) is the aunt of Atlanta attorney Brian Simmons (also played by Perry), who is newly divorced and has his hands full with his rebellious and disrespectful 17-year-old daughter, Tiffany (Diamond White). Tiffany's friends (Bella Thorne and Lexy Panterra) are planning to go to a nearby college fraternity's Halloween party and Tiffany wants to sneak out of the house to join them, along with her reluctant friend, Aday (Liza Koshy), who is sleeping over. Brian gets wind of the plan, but he has to go out of town, so he bribes Madea to spend the night in his house to make sure the girls stay out of trouble. Madea shows up at Brian's with her cantankerous brother (Brian's dad), Joe (Perry again), her marijuana-smoking cousin, Aunt Bam (Cassi Davis), and their meek friend, Hattie (Patrice Lovely).

Tiffany comes up with a plan to outsmart "the old people" (as she derisively refers to them) and sneak away to go to the party. Madea soon realizes that Tiffany and Aday are gone, so she gathers her posse (except for Joe, who decides to hold down the fort) and crashes the party looking for the two girls. She doesn't find them, but manages to ruin the party. The president of the frat (Yousef Erakat) wants to get even, but you have to get out of your coffin pretty early in the morning to fool Madea, and there's a scary price to pay for even trying. Besides the theme of the party, the Halloween angle comes in with Aunt Bam stealing candy from trick-or-treaters and various characters taking advantage of the spooky nature of the holiday to formulate their plans to fool others and get what they want out of the evening.

"Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween" is a typically silly and fun Madea adventure… with some life lessons thrown in. Madea and her contemporaries are exaggerated stereotypes, not to be taken seriously, which gives the audience permission to just sit back, relax and enjoy the on-screen antics. Perry's script contains a few good jokes, but most of the humor comes from his direction and the actors' performances – namely, the way the characters speak and act towards each other – and the Halloween backdrop gives everyone plenty to work with. Brian is a loving and earnest, but ineffective dad, until the directness of Madea and her crew helps him see things a little differently. It all makes for another enjoyable Madea outing that stands on its own merits. "B"


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