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Death Note (2017)

TV-MA | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 25 August 2017 (USA)
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A high school student named, Light Turner, discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryuk (voice)
Kenny Doyle
Agent Young
Timothy Lambert ...
Dr. Norman Ludlam
Undercover Agent #1
Undercover Agent #2
Agent Franks
Antony Skomal


Light Turner, a bright student, stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death Note: Il quaderno della morte  »

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Did You Know?


Chris Britton (Aaron Peltz) had played Soichiro Yagami (renamed James Turner in this film) in Death Note (2006). See more »


Light successfully uses the Death Note on Watari despite not knowing his real name; only his alias. And that's working for the Rules of the Death Note. Rule 2 (for this adaptation) says clearly, the Face of the Person has to be in the writers mind, when the Name of the Person is written in. In Wataris case, this fulfills the rule given, as Watari is this persons used name, even if it is an Alias. It would also work, if the writer would insert CHER or MADONNA, because these names are used in real life instead of their birth given names. On the other side, it wouldn't work with L, even when Light knows his face, because L is only one letter and therefore not a complete usable name and won't pass Rule No. 2. See more »


L: A man kills 400 people, he tells us that it's complicated - that he's just misunderstood. Do you think that Kira would hear his excuses? Or do you think that he'd walk him off a bridge?
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The closing credits are written in the same style as the Death Note instructions. See more »


References American Horror Story (2011) See more »


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Written by Mary Susan Applegate, Wolfgang Detmann, Gunther Mende, Jennifer Rush
Performed by Air Supply
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An insult to the original Death Note (Desu Nōto)
25 August 2017 | by (Venezuela) – See all my reviews

I have never felt compelled to write any reviews but I felt that I needed to say something for this movie.

I normally like Netflix TV shows but movies lately have been really sub- par with this one being the worst I've seen from them.

This is a total waste of time and this movie should have never been made, it's an insult to the original Death Note (Desu Nōto). The plot was totally ruined since it was changed from the original, yeah they kept the premise but they decided it was a good idea to mix it up with stupid teen drama/relationship and a bunch of other nonsensical BS.

Go watch Desu Nōto instead if you haven't or if you have then watch it again!

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