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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

20 years ago, HE changed the face of Halloween. Tonight, he's back! 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:

H20 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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The car that Michael steals from the rest stop area from the mother and daughter is a 1956 International Harvester Travelall. See more »

Goofs

With a mother as over-protective and skittish as Keri/ Laurie is, it is highly irregular that she wouldn't personally observe the buses departing for Yosemite and, therefore, see that her son was absent. She is also headmistress of the school and would likely be missed. See more »

Quotes

Laurie Strode: Molly please, do you have any thoughts on Victor and Elizabeth?
Molly: Well, um, well I think that Victor should have confronted the monster sooner. He's completely responsible for Elizabeth's death because he was so paralyzed by fear that he never did anything. It took death for the guy to get a clue.
Laurie Strode: And why do you think he was finally able to confront his monster?
Molly: I think that Victor had reached a point in his life where he had nothing left to lose. I mean the monster sought to that by killing off ...
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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

On the FX Network Premire, there are several additonal scenes added for running time, and a lot has been edited.
  • In the opening, there are several extra shots of a goal post and interiors of Marion's house while Jimmy is checking it out.
  • Marion's death is totally different and there are extra policeman shots and Marion breaks the window and then is shown dying from the far away outside window P.O.V.
  • Sara's death is not shown and her body is never found.
  • There is an extra scene of Will carving a pumpkin and talking about his family.
  • There is a stalk P.O.V. shot of Micheal looking at thw people at the rest stop.
  • There is also a extra scene of Charlie and John walking downtown.
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Soundtracks

What's This Life For
Written by Scott Stapp (as Stapp) / Mark Tremonti (as Tremonti)
Performed by Creed
Courtesy of Wind-up Records
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Very good

This is one of the stronger films in the Halloween franchise. It has strong acting, decent plot and a pretty good ending.


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