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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 descents and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.

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Sam Levinson

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Sam Levinson
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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You asked for it, America.


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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassination Nation See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,050,021, 23 September 2018

Gross USA:

$2,005,142

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,584,988
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Diamond wants to keep his sexual relationship with Bex a secret because she is a transgender woman. In real-life, Hari Nef, who plays Bex, is a transgender woman. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Coulson: There are boundaries, Lily, between a father and a daughter. You may not believe that, but there are.
Lawrence: Absolutely. I was never comfortable seeing you naked after you were two.
Lily: Why?
Lawrence: You're my daughter. That a good enough reason?
Lily: But that's exactly what I mean. I'm your daughter. Why would you be weirded out?
Lawrence: Lily, that's enough.
Lily: All I'm trying to say is that nudity isn't inherently sexual. And it's the same thing with these photos. They're not sexual. It's you guys that are making them sexual. ...
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Connections

References Mean Girls (2004) See more »

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Wave of Mutilation
Written by Frank Black (as Charles Thompson)
Performed by Pixies
Courtesy of 4AD
By arrangement with Beggars Group Music Limited
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Thoroughly Enjoyed 90% of it!!
20 September 2018 | by JadestarzSee all my reviews

Didn't know what to expect when I saw this at a sneak peek tonight. My friends and I enjoyed it! Some unexpected storylines coupled with the director's use of close-up shots and bass created a sense of claustrophobia throughout the movie, which worked well with the script. Had a great take on current internet culture that felt real and not like some 50 year old executive's take on "being hip". Only gripe was the last 15 minutes or so seemed crammed together. Would have gladly sat through another 10 minutes to wrap up some things they skillfully built throughout the movie. Overall I enjoyed it and would watch again. The older people in the crowd were not pleased at all, however. Lolz! (You'll better understand that last bit after the movie.)


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