Gremlins

June 8th, 1984







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Plot
A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Release Year: 1984

Rating: 7.1/10 (61,347 voted)

Director: Joe Dante

Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton

Storyline
Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house.

Cast:
Hoyt Axton - Randall Peltzer
John Louie - Chinese Boy
Keye Luke - Grandfather (Mr. Wing)
Don Steele - Rockin' Ricky Rialto(voice)
Susan Burgess - Little Girl
Scott Brady - Sheriff Frank
Arnie Moore - Alex
Corey Feldman - Pete Fountaine
Harry Carey Jr. - Mr. Anderson
Zach Galligan - Billy Peltzer
Dick Miller - Murray Futterman
Phoebe Cates - Kate Beringer
Polly Holliday - Ruby Deagle
Donald Elson - Man on Street
Belinda Balaski - Mrs. Joe Harris

Taglines: Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous. [Crossed Out] We're Here!

Release Date: 8 June 1984

Filming Locations: Colonial Street, Backlot, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $11,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,511,000 (USA) (10 June 1984) (1511 Screens)

Gross: $153,083,102 (USA) (1985)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
At least one of Phoebe Cates's screams in the scene at Dorry's Tavern is genuine. An enormous cockroach crawled out in front of her during one take.

Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Someone pushing the Christmas tree over.

Quotes:
Lynn Peltzer: Get out of my kitchen!



User Review

Ugly Bunch Of Creatures Causing Chaos

Rating:

Gremlins was a fantastic comedy film from 1984-the best year ever in my opinion for great movies.

Basically, a guy called Billy Peltzer picks up a new pet called Gizmo and after breaking a few rules he shouldn't have, ends up spawning a bunch of ugly creatures called Gremlins who proceed to terrorize the town.

The film is a success because it succeeds at producing both a comedy and a horror in one go which can't be easy. Most comedy horror films are a joke (such as some of the Ghoulies films which emulated the Gremlins series) but Gremlins is both funny and scary. It's funny seeing the Gremlins cause mischief but it's also scary throughout-they're not exactly pretty creatures and are quite scary as well.

Gremlins deserves a look from anyone interested in seeing a good comedy horror movie.









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