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Children of the Corn (1984)

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A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.

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Robby Kiger ...
Job
Anne Marie McEvoy ...
Sarah (as AnneMarie McEvoy)
Julie Maddalena ...
Jonas Marlowe ...
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Dan Snook ...
Boy
David Cowen ...
Dad
Suzy Southam ...
Mom
D.G. Johnson ...
Patrick Boylan ...
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Storyline

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive. Written by Éamonn Green

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And a child shall lead them... See more »

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9 March 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Children of the Corn  »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,600,000 (USA)
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(Ryder Sound Services)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Though real corn was used for most of filming, polyurethane corn had to be used for the more difficult action sequences. See more »

Goofs

Just before Vicky is dragged off, she throws a lamp at the approaching children. The lamp clearly has no cord. See more »

Quotes

Job: [Sarah and Job are playing Monopoly] I got a great idea!
[picks up one of the tokens]
Job: Let's pretend this guy is Isaac, and we're gonna put him in jail.
Sarah: But what if he gets a get-out-of-jail free card?
Job: Easy...
[takes all the cards and throws them across the room]
Job: What card?
[both laugh]
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Connections

Featured in Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995) See more »

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Runaway
Performed by Del Shannon
Courtesy of Mole Hole Records
Written by Del Shannon and Max Crook
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Pretty cool
17 July 2004 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Maybe not so scary, but pretty cool horror movie after the short story written by Stephen King.

The children of Gatlin, under the influence of 'priest' Isaac, kill all their parents as it is the wish of the Lord who apparently lives in the corn. 3 years later a couple (Peter Horton and Linda -Terminator- Hamilton) are stranded in that same place. The kids, led by Isaac and his first man Malachai, set up a plan to sacrifice them to their God.

The movie gets a great start with the children killing their parents, after that it isn't much horror but more of a suspence movie. You got to see this only for the Malachai kid. Great casting!

6/10.


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