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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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Carter Davis
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Lori Spengler
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Gregory Butler
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Stephanie Butler
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David Gelbman
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Joseph Tombs
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Danielle Bouseman
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Keith Lumbly
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Ryan Phan
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Nick Sims
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Becky Shepard
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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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Get Up. Live Your Day. Get Killed. Again.


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

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$4,800,000 (estimated)

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AUD 1,422,262 (Australia) (15 October 2017)
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Trivia

An original ending featured Tree Gelbman murdered again thus entering another time loop, the test audience reaction to this ending was fury out of feedback of feeling betrayed that Jessica Rothe's protagonist could not after becoming a better person break free. The ending was conceived as a way of leading the viewer to believe it was never going to end. See more »

Goofs

Despite the film taking place in Louisiana, only one character ever speaks with a Southern accent. Everyone else speaks with no discernible accent. See more »

Quotes

Tree Gelbman: Tim, I know you're really not into girls. But it's okay. Love is love. Now go out there and get yourself a fine piece of man-ass!
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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 »

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References Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) See more »

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This movie knew exactly what it was
14 October 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think people going to see this movie are expecting wayyyy to much from a slasher movie. I'm rating it based on what I expected, and I was certainly impressed. This movie wasn't trying to be anything more than another murder movie, but what made me want to see it was the idea of taking Groundhog Day (which it fully admitted to ripping the idea from) and turning it into a slasher film. I was actually surprised it held back on gore and blood. I was fully expecting it to be all the tropes of gross-out killings, but it was instead focused more on character development and the story. I admit the characters are a bit one-dimensional, but again, it's a slasher movie. It's trying to win any academy awards here. In many ways I think it's parodying those one-dimensional characters of college trope characters and the "last girl" in horror movies because it goes all-in on establishing the main characters as somebody you're meant to hate at first. The ending genuinely took me in a direction I didn't anticipate, and then it took me back to what I was expecting, but did it in a way that I felt fresh. All in all, I had fun watching this movie, which I think what this movie was meant to be: Fun.


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