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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

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Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time, as the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

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Steve Miner

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Debra Hill (characters), John Carpenter (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Laurie Strode / Keri Tate
Adam Arkin ... Will Brennan
Michelle Williams ... Molly
Adam Hann-Byrd ... Charlie
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ... Sarah
Janet Leigh ... Norma
Josh Hartnett ... John
LL Cool J ... Ronny
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Jimmy
Branden Williams ... Tony
Nancy Stephens ... Marion
Beau Billingslea ... Fitz
Matt Winston ... Matt
Larisa Miller ... Claudia
Emmalee Thompson Emmalee Thompson ... Casey
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Storyline

20 Year's After Michael Myer's Massacre in Haddonfield. Laurie Strode faked her own death and traveled to California and took on the Identity Keri Tate. Michael finds out of Laurie's new Identity and travels to California to kill his Sister, Laurie must now take on her Brother with her Son's Life at Risk. Written by ahmetkozan

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Taglines:

Trick or Treat. Kill or Die. It's That Time of Year Again. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween 7 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,187,724, 9 August 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,041,738
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Even after 20 years, Jamie Lee Curtis said that seeing Michael Myers on set still scared her. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 3 mins) After Molly hits Michael in the face with the rock and runs away, Michael looks up. It is clearly a different mask. See more »

Quotes

John: [His mother won't let him go away on an overnight school camping trip] Dad would let me go.
Laurie Strode: Well, *Dad* is an abusive, chain smoking, methadone addict.
John: Who would attract someone like that?
Laurie Strode: Ouch.
John: And to think he left you.
Laurie Strode: John! I know you get your smart mouth from my side of the family. So I'll cut you a break. But point check, you're going too far!
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits have ended, the words "In Memory of Donald Pleasance" appear before the Dimension Films logo and the movie is finished. See more »

Alternate Versions

The above version on FX also edits the following:
  • The decapitation at the end of the movie. It cuts to the credits and Halloween music right after she swings the axe.
  • The scene of Michael getting pinned by the van against the tree has been cut out. It cuts to the van catching on fire. This becomes a goof though, as when Laurie looks at the van, there is no fire, but it starts up again.
  • The sequence where Laurie is driving down the road with Michael in the body bag in the back has been lengthened. It uses some shots of the van driving down the road twice.
  • The scene where Michael chases after John and Molly cuts out the shot of the knife going into John's leg when Michael stabs him.
  • Will's death has been edited. It only shows Michael go up behind him, then cuts to a shot of Laurie looking at him. His body is then thrown down on the floor.
  • Scenes with the f-word and/or s-word have been dubbed over, or taken out completely.
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Connections

Followed by Halloween: Resurrection (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Sandman
Written by Pat Ballard
Performed by The Chordettes
Courtesy of Barnaby Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing, Inc.
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YESSSS!!!!!
2 February 2018 | by lorcan-61881See all my reviews

Halloween 6 may have been bad and old and soggy and smelt like shit, but that did not mean it was not praised for being "unique" and oh yeah, getting like, a butt load of money at the box office. Well, anyway, of course, it was not long before we got Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. Fans did not know what to expect after Halloween 6 with Donald Plesence dying during Halloween 6..then some big news was announced that Jamie Lee Curtis would return after four dragged on sequels. The film basically ignores 4-6 weirdly and follows Laurie Strode who has now become a teacher at a school and still suffers from nightmares of her encounter with Mr. Myers and soon certain events being to make her believe, hes back for her. I actually don't really have any problems with H20, the film is a superb sequel to Halloween, the film is actually better then Halloween 2 and has a awesome story after I did feel like Halloween 4-6's story of Laurie being the mom of Jamie and all that was a bit forced and felt a bit insane considering she was only like 25 if she did have her. Halloween H20 is a great sequel to an amazing horror film, I'm pretty sure you've seen


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