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At Theaters: 8/5/1998 On Video: 12/15/1998
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 43 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 089801
Studio: Dimension Films
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Laurie Strode is still struggling to put her past behind her. Living under the alias Keri Tate in a small town with her 17-year-old son, she works as the head mistress of a private school. Now, twenty years later, Michael Myers is suddenly back in her life with a vengeance and its not just Laurie Strode he's after. The terror begins for a whole new generation.

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Horror - Halloween: H20 is the latest installment of the bloody slasher series. The target audience of teens and young adults will eat it up. Older audiences looking for a plot will be put off by the lack of one, not to mention the large amount of violence; however, older viewers who are familiar with the original may find some enjoyment here. Children should be kept away.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies)
Josh Hartnett (TV - Cracker)
Adam Arkin (TV - Chicago Hope)
Michelle Williams (Species)
Director: Steve Miller (Forever Young)
Producer: Paul Freeman (Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers)
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PROFANITY: Frequent use of strong profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: Constant--stabbings, shootings, lots of blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol drinking, often by teens, at home and at a restaurant.
ACTION: A number of intense chase/scare scenes.
COMEDY: Some wisecracks here and there.
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Above Average
HALLOWEEN H20 -- no, not the 20th sequel, though it may seem like it -- is counting on a bit more than name recognition to draw viewers this time around. It's ace-in-the-hole is nostalgia value, with Jamie Lee Curtis returning to the role that made her famous 20 years ago. That effective bit of back story carries H20 over the pitfalls of genre convention -- blood spilled, startling musical cues, the sex-equals-death morality of maniacal murder. Still, it scores big points with a climactic showdown in which twenty years of homicidal sibling rivalry overflows. Though too predictable to be truly thrilling, it's a fitting final round for one of screen history's bloodiest family feuds.
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Based on an Exit Polling of 89 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
20
High
100%%
13-19Teens (F)
35
High
100%%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
4
High
75%%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
18
High
94%%
30+Adults (M)
5
Very High
100%%
30+Adults (F)
7
Fairly High
71%%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE

Twenty years ago was the night HE came home. And so began Michael Myers' bloody reign of terror in John Carpenter's classic thriller HALLOWEEN which established new genre hallmarks and introduced Jamie Lee Curtis to terrified audiences nationwide with her break-out performance as Laurie Strode. Now, twenty years later, Laurie and Michael are about to meet again. On the eve of its 20th anniversary the legendary scream queen is back to put evil in its place ... for good.

In this sequel to the original HALLOWEEN Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode - who, twenty years later, is still struggling to put her past behind her. Living under the alias Keri Tate in a small town with her 17-year-old son, John (Josh Hartnett in his feature film debut), she works as the head mistress of a private school. Her only confidante is Will Brennan (Adam Arkin), the school guidance counselor.

Now, twenty years later, Michael Myers is suddenly back in her life with a vengeance and its not just Laurie Strode he's after. The terror begins for a whole new generation, including Jimmy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) the next door neighbor, Ronnie (LL Cool J) the aspiring novelist who works as the school security guard, John and his girlfriend Molly (Michelle Williams) and their friends Charlie (Adam Hann-Byrd) and Sarah (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe). When this small group of students ditch the school camping trip to have their own Halloween fun, they find that blood is thicker than water. Once again, Laurie Strode must endure a Halloween from Hell.

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