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Forbidden Zone (1980)

R  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Musical  |  21 March 1980 (USA)
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The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement.

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Huckleberry P. Jones / Pa Hercules (as Ugh-Fudge Bwana)
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Squeezit & René Henderson (as Toshiro Boloney)
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Harry Kipper (as The Kipper Kids)
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Harry Kipper (as The Kipper Kids)
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A mysterious door in the basement of the Hercules house leads to the Sixth Dimension by way of a gigantic set of intestine. When Frenchy slips through the door, King Fausto falls in love with her. The jealous Queen Doris takes Frenchy prisoner, and it is up to the Hercules family and friend Squeezit Henderson to rescue her. Written by Scott Murdock <scottm@kc.grapevine.com>

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A chaotic musical fantasy.


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Tiltott zóna  »

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Several of the cast and crew members also make cameos in the classroom scenes, such as the the Kipper Kids (as the blond pigtailed girls in the nostril harnesses), Gisele Lindley (as the girl with the missing tooth), and Richard Elfman (as one of the dark-suited performers in front of the room). See more »

Quotes

Old Yiddish Man: What's a nice Jewish boy like you doing in the sixth dimension?
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Queen's Revenge
Performed by Susan Tyrrell and Marie-Pascale Elfman
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The Greatest Musical EVER MADE!!!
13 July 1999 | by (Pleasant Zone) – See all my reviews

How shocked was I when my friend popped this tape into the VCR and my eyes were glued to the screen, riveted beyond comprehension. This movie, a kind of 1930s musical filtered through Pee-Wee's Playhouse, Fleisher Brothers cartoons, and a bad LSD trip. This is one of the most inventive, hilarious movies ever made, and I can't say enough good things about it. Find it today and watch it over and over and OVER!!!


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