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The Happytime Murders (2018)

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When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

Director:

Brian Henson

Writers:

Todd Berger (screenplay by), Todd Berger (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa McCarthy ... Detective Connie Edwards
Elizabeth Banks ... Jenny
Maya Rudolph ... Bubbles
Leslie David Baker ... Lt. Banning
Joel McHale ... Agent Campbell
Cynthy Wu ... Brittenie Marlowe
Michael McDonald ... Ronovan Scargle
Mitch Silpa ... Tommy
Hemky Madera ... Tito
Benjamin Cole Royer Benjamin Cole Royer ... Rick
Brekkan Spens ... Dick
Ryan Tran ... Phil
Fortune Feimster ... Robin
Brian Palermo ... Paramedic (as Brian Joseph Palermo)
Damon Jones Damon Jones ... Police Station Guard John / Puppet Doctor
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Storyline

A murder mystery set in a world where humans and puppets co-exist, but puppets are viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of an '90s children's TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a former cop, who has since become a private eye, takes on the case. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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No Sesame. All Street. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content and language throughout, and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Happytime Murders See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,532,425, 26 August 2018

Gross USA:

$20,706,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,506,452
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Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is Brian Henson's first R-rated movie with puppets. See more »

Goofs

Two external shots of the ambulance are exactly the same, even though by the time we see it the second time, it should be passing by a completely different building instead of the same one. See more »

Quotes

Connie Edwards: Holy shit cakes!
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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2018 Catch-Up (part 1 of 2) (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Go!
Written by Santigold (as Santi White), Guy Battarel, Jean-Pierre Massiera, Switch (as Dave Taylor), Karen O (as Karen Orzolek), Nick Zinner (as Nicholas Zinner), and Q-Tip (as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed)
Performed by Santigold featuring Karen O
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. / Warner Music U.K. Ltd
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Karen O appears courtesy of Interscope Records
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Surprisingly enjoyable
29 August 2018 | by garabedian123See all my reviews

I saw that this movie had a lot of bad reviews before I went to go see it. So I had no expectations of any kind. And yet It was better than I thought. Despite Melissa Mccarthy, the movie is actually pretty funny. Melissa almost ruins the movie for me but It was still pretty enjoyable. Just a basic murder mystery here.. Nothing special.. More like an episode of Law and Order, and yet it charmed me.


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