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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

Writers:

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:

This summer, terror won't be taking a vacation. 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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The original working title for the film was Halloween 7: The Revenge of Laurie Strode. 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

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

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

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Soundtracks

Happy
Written by Sabelle Breer and Rhett Lawrence
Performed by Sabelle
Courtesy of Work Records
A Division of Sony Music Corp.
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User Reviews

Finally, a sequel that can live up to the original!
22 May 2005 | by nick568rSee all my reviews

when i went to go see this movie at the theaters, i was scared to death. But when i first watched it on VHS a couple times, i had no clue that it ignored what happened in Halloween 3-6.

Halloween h20 picks up 20 years after the happenings of the first Halloween. Keri Tate/Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) has gone into hiding and working as a teacher at a private school in California. But it's getting close to Halloween and she is unaware that Michael has now relocated his sister. Sooner than later, Lauri fights back, not wanting to live a life a fear and preying that her brother will not find her. The ending **spoilers** was great how Lauri fights back. At the end**spoilers** it showed how Lauri would kill Michael once and for all, but that was messed up in the next Halloween movie "Halloween Resurrection".


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