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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 ...
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Marie-Pascale Elfman ...
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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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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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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 »

Quotes

Queen Doris: Why does it feel so good to be sooooo bad?
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References The Skeleton Dance (1929) See more »

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Alphabet Song
Performed by Kedric Wolfe, Phil Gordon, Matthew Bright (as Toshiro Baloney) & Chorus
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Perhaps the best movie ever made, definitely the weirdest!
24 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie, and I was lucky enough to be standing next to the filmmaker at an Oingo Boingo concert, so I mentioned to him that Oingo Boingo was a great band, but that movie they were in really blew! That put a smile on his face, especially when I said "just kidding, Richard" There is no way to describe this movie adequately. Yiddish humor, Cab Calloway and other oddball jazz tunes, sick animation, and totally fearless acting make this a real tour De force. There has never been, and will never be another movie even slightly similar to this one. So if you are a film or music buff, you need to see this, if only to realize the extent to which the medium of film can be taken by the most wildly creative and uninhibited minds. Now I want to learn more about this Elfman's body of work. His brother Danny's work I am familiar with and appreciative of. If anyone reads this and knows of more Richard Elfman films, won't you post the info for us please? Thanks!


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