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Gremlins (8-Jun-1984)

Director: Joe Dante

Writer: Chris Columbus

Music by: Jerry Goldsmith

Producer: Michael Finnell

Keywords: Horror/Comedy, Explosions

An eccentric tries to buy an unusual new pet for his son at a Chinese antique store but the owner refuses to sell it to him; the owner's grandson does sell him the Mogwai, named "Gizmo", first imparting three rules: #1, keep it away from light; #2, don't get it wet; #3 don't feed it after midnight. After all three rules manage to get broken, the consequences are extreme.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edward Andrews
Actor
9-Oct-1914 8-Mar-1985 Sixteen Candles
Hoyt Axton
Country Musician
25-Mar-1938 26-Oct-1999 Folk singer, songwriter, composer
Jonathan Banks
Actor
31-Jan-1947   Frank McPike on Wiseguy
Scott Brady
Actor
13-Sep-1924 16-Apr-1985 Dancin' Kid in Johnny Guitar
Harry Carey, Jr.
Actor
16-May-1921 27-Dec-2012 The Whales of August
Phoebe Cates
Actor
16-Jul-1963   Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Peter Cullen
Actor
1-Dec-1944   Voice of Optimus Prime
Corey Feldman
Actor
16-Jul-1971   The Lost Boys
Zach Galligan
Actor
14-Feb-1964   Cupid
Polly Holliday
Actor
2-Jul-1937   Somebody, kiss her grits already
Chuck Jones
Cartoonist
21-Sep-1912 22-Feb-2002 Directed Bugs Bunny cartoons
Jackie Joseph
Actor
7-Nov-1933   Jackie Parker on The Doris Day Show
Nicky Katt
Actor
11-May-1970   Harry Senate on Boston Public
Keye Luke
Actor
18-Jun-1904 12-Jan-1991 Charlie Chan's No. 1 Son, Lee
Howie Mandel
Comic
29-Nov-1955   Host of Deal Or No Deal
Dick Miller
Actor
25-Dec-1928   A Bucket of Blood
Judge Reinhold
Actor
21-May-1957   Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Glynn Turman
Actor
31-Jan-1946   Col. Taylor on A Different World
Frank Welker
Actor
16-Feb-1945   Voice actor, Transformers
Michael Winslow
Actor
6-Sep-1958   Man of 10,000 Sound Effects in Police Academy

CAST

Starring
Zach Galligan   ...   Billy
Phoebe Cates   ...   Kate
Hoyt Axton   ...   Rand Peltzer
Polly Holliday   ...   Mrs. Deagle
Frances Lee McCain   ...   Lynn Peltzer
Judge Reinhold   ...   Gerald
Co-Starring
Dick Miller   ...   Mr. Futterman
Glynn Turman   ...   Roy Hanson
Keye Luke   ...   Grandfather
Scott Brady   ...   Sheriff Frank
Corey Feldman   ...   Pete
Jonathan Banks   ...   Deputy Brent
Edward Andrews   ...   Mr. Corben
John Louie   ...   Chinese Boy
Don Steele   ...   Rockin' Ricky Rialto
Susan Burgess   ...   Little Girl
Arnie Moore   ...   Pete's Father
Harry Carey, Jr.   ...   Mr. Anderson
Don Elson   ...   Man on Street
Belinda Balaski   ...   Mrs. Harris
Daniel Llewelyn   ...   Hungry Child
Lois Foraker   ...   Bank Teller
Chuck Jones   ...   Mr. Jones
Kenny Davis   ...   Dorry
Nicky Katt   ...   Schoolchild
Tracy Wells   ...   Schoolchild
John C. Becher   ...   Dr. Molinaro
Gwen Willson   ...   Mrs. Molinaro
Jackie Joseph   ...   Mrs. Futterman
Joe Brooks   ...   Santa
Jim McKrell   ...   Lew Landers
Special Vocal Effects
Frank Welker   ...   Special Vocal Effects
Howie Mandel   ...   Special Vocal Effects
Fred Newman   ...   Special Vocal Effects
Mark Dodson   ...   Special Vocal Effects
Michael Winslow   ...   Special Vocal Effects
Peter Cullen   ...   Special Vocal Effects
Bob Berger   ...   Special Vocal Effects
Mike Sheehan   ...   Special Vocal Effects
Bob Holt   ...   Special Vocal Effects
Mushroom   ...   Barney

REVIEWS

Review by banion48 (posted on 4-Apr-2005)

An inventive father discovers a small furry creature named Gizmo, one of the mythical Chinese Mogwai. But there are three rules his son Billy's new pet must live by. It must never eat after midnight, never get wet, and stay out of bright light! And... the son breaks all three. Catchy, tinny musical accompanies hellish hordes of small green monsters as they terrorize a small town at Christmastime. The Gremlins seem unconcerned with the mayhem they create, and more interested in gorging and destruction. Billy and Gizmo then have to rid their hometown of these vicious monsters before they harm anyone else. Chaos ensues.


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