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Forbidden Zone (1980)

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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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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21 March 1980 (USA)  »

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Tiltott zóna  »

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The strange pair of singers who appear during the Bim Bam Boom number and who sing in gibberish is the performance art duo The Kipper Kids. See more »

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Squeezit: [during gunfight after Frency jumps out of window] Frenchy, come back! They'll mark you truant!
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Spoofed in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) See more »

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Witch's Egg
Composed by Georg Michalski (as George Mishalsky) and Susan Tyrrell
Performed by Susan Tyrrell (uncredited)
Produced by Loren-Paul Caplin
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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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