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Assassination Nation (2018)

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After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos descends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.


Sam Levinson


Sam Levinson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Odessa Young ... Lily
Abra ... Em
Suki Waterhouse ... Sarah
Hari Nef ... Bex
Colman Domingo ... Principal Turrell
Danny Ramirez ... Diamond
Joel McHale ... Nick Mathers
Maude Apatow ... Grace
Cody Christian ... Johnny
Bill Skarsgård ... Mark
Cullen Moss ... Mayor Bartlett
Bella Thorne ... Reagan
Kelvin Harrison Jr. ... Mason
Anika Noni Rose ... Nance
Jeff Pope ... Officer Richter


After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos descends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


You can't kill us all. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing bloody violence, strong sexual material including menace, pervasive language, and for drug and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Since the film is about teenage girls and what their experiences are like, including those of transgender girls, writer Sam Levinson (who is an adult, cisgendered male) gave the script to all of the girls so that they could give their input. There were indeed some things he changed, adjusted, or added based on what they said. See more »


Em: Like, what's the motive behind 300-plus mass shootings every year? There is none. People just burn out, wanna take down their little universe.
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References Bring It On (2000) See more »


Written by Isabella Summers
Performed by Isabella Summers (as Isabella 'Machine' Summers)
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User Reviews

Wild to say the least
22 March 2019 | by rachelsmithliverpoolSee all my reviews

This film is wild. It has unexpected moments and unnecessary moments. It's so weird and wacky I kinda like it. The beginning of the film was kinda slow but it allows characters the time to show their true colours. The actual thought behind why the town turned on these girls is still up for debate but overall it was an interesting concept. There was many shocks and it was a film that didn't hide from many different problems concerning the world today. I believe the film also took inspiration from the Salem witch trials as they have similar aspects. The cinematography was something I quite liked however as some points the movie could have sped up. I think that this movie covers some very necessary topics and this movie will not rate very highly because society does not want the world to see movies like this. It contains topics like homophobia, transphobia, rape, sexual assault and drug use. These are topics extremely relevant today and it shows the extremities of some communities and how social media can be so extreme

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Release Date:

21 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,050,021, 23 September 2018

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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