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This movie is NOT a sequel to the 1990 movie. It is a remake, a re-imagining, or a version of the previous movie and has no other connection to it at all. Although Kiefer Sutherland appears in both versions, he plays two different characters.
In July 2016, it was announced that Kiefer Sutherland, who starred in the original, would return in the new film. Sutherland later disclosed that he was reprising his role from the original film, adding that the new film is actually a sequel rather than a remake. Despite the announcement, Sutherland played a character with a different name than in the original, with no reference to the specific events of the previous film.
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Ellen Page also voiced and motion captured the lead character Jodie Holmes from the 2013 video game Beyond: Two Souls (2013). The game explores the "infraworld" which is analogous to the world after death where the souls reside. Ellen Page's character in the game also experiences supernatural activities and communicates with entities from the "other side."
The character Jamie says 'today is a good day to die'. In the original, Kevin Bacon says 'hokahay' which is a Native American word which means today is a good day to die.
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Diego Luna's character Ray says "there has been an awakening". This exact quote is said by Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars The Force Awakens (2015). Diego Luna plays Cassian Andor in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), connecting him to the Star Wars universe, and this coincidental use of the quote.
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Avery Bederman, the daughter of one of the executive producers of the film, Michael Bederman, has a small role in this movie.
Lilly Singh auditioned, but, as she has since revealed in her vlog, ultimately wasn't cast in the final film.
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At the end of the movie, a voice-over says: "Some lines should not be crossed", which is the tagline of the 1990 version.
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Ellen Page who plays Courtney Holmes in Flatliners also did voice and motion capture for Jodie Holmes in the video game Beyond Two Souls. Both her character have the same last name which may be in reference to the video game.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Although the five medical students in the film have different names than the five medical students in the 1990 original and are mostly of different genders and/or ethnicities, each has a similar storyline to a protagonist from the 1990 film.

Courtney: Haunted by the death of a family member, like Rachel Manus. Unlike Rachel, however, Courtney does not overcome her guilt and dies as a result of her hallucinations. Ray: Does not participate in the flatlining experiments, like Randy Steckle. Marlo: Haunted by a death she accidentally caused, like Nelson Wright. Both also attempt suicide out of guilt and are revived by their friends. Jamie: Haunted by his promiscuity and mistreatment of women, like Joe Hurley. Sophia: Haunted by her mistreatment of a peer, like David Labraccio.

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