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Forbidden Zone (1980)

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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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Gisele Lindley ...
Jan Stuart Schwartz ...
Marie-Pascale Elfman ...
Virginia Rose ...
Gene Cunningham ...
Huckleberry P. Jones / Pa Hercules (as Ugh-Fudge Bwana)
Phil Gordon ...
Hyman Diamond ...
Matthew Bright ...
Squeezit & René Henderson (as Toshiro Boloney)
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Joe Spinell ...
Brian Routh ...
Harry Kipper (as The Kipper Kids)
Martin von Haselberg ...
Harry Kipper (as The Kipper Kids)
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Storyline

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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basement | king | concubine | queen | french | See more »

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A chaotic musical fantasy.


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21 March 1980 (USA)  »

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Forbidden Zone  »

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Trivia

The heavyset boy who appears twice (during the Kipper Kids' boxing musical number, and who Grampa Hercules steals the pie from), was someone that Richard Elfman had known from his neighborhood. He was so shy that during his intended musical performance, he froze up on camera. His mouth was superimposed with Matthew Bright's. See more »

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Renee Henderson: The queen is a very important person. She hurts me a lot, but I respect her.
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References Violent Is the Word for Curly (1938) See more »

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Witch's Egg
Performed by Susan Tyrrell
Written by Georg Michalski(as George Mishalsky) and Susan Tyrrell
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A chaotic musical fetish!
27 May 2006 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

I very much enjoyed this movie and watch it again and again. What can I say? It's artistic and enjoyable, very much the kind of thing I like in movies. Also the fact of its' bizarre, dark and surreal mood and humour toward the film. It's like David Lynch's take on Betty Boop, that's how good it is! The characters are insane and possibly on drugs, the King is a sex-addicted monster, yet somehow a gentlemen to the woman he loves, one of the characters is well, uh, a transsexual, another character is a frog. I couldn't recommend it more for it is a musical fantasy giving to us by Richard Elfman. Seriously, leave it to the Elfmans' to give us one of the greatest musicals ever!


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