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Director:
Writer:
Chris Columbus (written by)
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Release Date:
8 June 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous. See more »
Plot:
A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Ugly Bunch Of Creatures Causing Chaos See more (232 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Hoyt Axton ... Randall Peltzer
John Louie ... Chinese Boy

Keye Luke ... Grandfather (Mr. Wing)

Don Steele ... Rockin' Ricky Rialto (voice)
Susan Burgess ... Little Girl
Scott Brady ... Sheriff Frank
Arnie Moore ... Alex

Corey Feldman ... Pete Fountaine

Harry Carey Jr. ... Mr. Anderson

Zach Galligan ... Billy Peltzer

Dick Miller ... Murray Futterman

Phoebe Cates ... Kate Beringer

Polly Holliday ... Ruby Deagle

Donald Elson ... Man on Street (as Don Elson)

Belinda Balaski ... Mrs. Joe Harris
Daniel Llewelyn ... Hungry Harris Child

Edward Andrews ... Mr. Corben

Judge Reinhold ... Gerald Hopkins
Lois Foraker ... Bank teller

Chuck Jones ... Mr. Jones

Kenny Davis ... Dorry

Frances Lee McCain ... Lynn Peltzer

Glynn Turman ... Roy Hanson

Nicky Katt ... Schoolchild (as Nick Katt)
Tracy Wells ... Schoolchild
John C. Becher ... Dr. Molinaro
Gwen Willson ... Mrs. Molinaro
Jackie Joseph ... Sheila Futterman

Jonathan Banks ... Deputy Brent
Joe Brooks ... Dave Meyers (Santa)
Jim McKrell ... Lew Landers (WDHB-TV reporter)

Frank Welker ... Stripe / Mogwai / Gremlins (voice)

Howie Mandel ... Gizmo (voice)
Fred Newman ... Mogwai / Gremlins (voice)
Mark Dodson ... Mogwai / Gremlins (voice)

Michael Winslow ... Mogwai / Gremlins (voice)

Peter Cullen ... Mogwai / Gremlins (voice)

Bob Bergen ... Mogwai / Gremlins (voice) (as Bob Berger)

Michael Sheehan ... Mogwai / Gremlins (voice) (as Mike Sheehan)

Bob Holt ... Mogwai / Gremlins (voice)
Mushroom ... Barney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Bean ... Boy in Town Square (uncredited)
Karen Bean ... Girl in Town Square (uncredited)

Tom Bergeron ... TV News Reporter (uncredited)

Jerry Goldsmith ... Man in Telephone Booth Glancing at Camera (uncredited)
Marvin Miller ... Robby The Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Dean Rader-Duval ... Ron (uncredited)

Robby the Robot ... Robot (uncredited)

William Schallert ... Father Bartlett (uncredited)

Steven Spielberg ... Man in Electric Wheelchair (uncredited)

Kenneth Tobey ... Mobil Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Dante 
 
Writing credits
Chris Columbus (written by)

Produced by
Michael Finnell .... producer
Kathleen Kennedy .... executive producer
Frank Marshall .... executive producer
Steven Spielberg .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
John Hora (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tina Hirsch 
 
Casting by
Susan Arnold 
 
Production Design by
James H. Spencer 
 
Set Decoration by
Jackie Carr 
 
Makeup Department
Greg LaCava .... makeup artist (as Greg La Cava)
Cheri Ruff .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Phil Rawlins .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carol Green .... second assistant director
James Quinn .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Bruce Edwin Gregory .... assistant property master (as Bruce Gregory)
William F. Matthews .... set designer (as William Matthews)
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator (as Michael A. Muscarella)
Tom von Badinski .... welder
Marty Wunderlich .... property master (as Martin Wunderlich)
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Mark Sparks .... propmaker (uncredited)
Harold Weed .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard L. Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Warren Hamilton Jr. .... sound editor (as Warren Hamilton)
Ken King .... production sound mixer
Mark A. Mangini .... supervising sound editor (as Mark Mangini)
Tim Mangini .... assistant sound editor
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Purvis .... dialogue editor (as Steve Purvis)
John Roesch .... foley artist
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
David E. Stone .... sound editor (as David Stone)
Bill Varney .... sound re-recording mixer
Douglas Vaughan .... boom operator
Alan Howarth .... special sound effects (uncredited)
Nicholas James .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Greg Orloff .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
Solange S. Schwalbe .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Brent Baker .... creature crew
Jon Berg .... creature consultant
Bill Buttfield .... creature crew (as William Buttfield)
Blair Clark .... creature crew
Robert Cooper .... creature crew
Jay Davis .... creature crew
Randy Dutra .... creature crew
Tim Gillet .... creature crew (as Tim Gillette)
James Isaac .... creature crew
Pete Kleinow .... creature crew
Kelly Lepkowsky .... creature crew
Bob MacDonald Jr. .... special effects foreman
Robert MacDonald .... special effects supervisor (as Bob MacDonald Sr.)
Marghi McMahon .... creature crew (as Marghe McMahon)
Tony McVey .... creature crew (as Anthony McVey)
Ralph Miller .... creature crew
Thaine Morris .... creature crew
Gregg Olsson .... creature crew
Randy Ottenberg .... creature crew
Gary Platek .... creature crew
Chris Rand .... creature crew (as Christopher Rand)
Robert Seacrest .... creature crew (as Robert Secrest)
N. Theodore Shell .... creature crew (as Ted Shell)
Valerie Sofranko .... creature crew
David Sosalla .... creature crew
Tom St. Amand .... creature crew
Eben Stromquist .... creature crew
Kirk R. Thatcher .... creature crew (as Kirk Thatcher)
Carol Walas .... creature crew
Chris Walas .... creator: Gremlins
Mark Walas .... creature crew
Harold Weed .... creature crew
Joan Weinheimer .... creature crew
Ethan Wiley .... creature crew
Anna Albrecht .... creature crew (uncredited)
Richard Ratliff .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Ken Speed .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Richard Stutsman .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Jeffrey A. Wischnack .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Rocco Gioffre .... matte artist
Bill Hansard .... process photography
William Reilly .... motion control technician
Layne Bourgoyne .... animator: VCE (uncredited)
Eric Guaglione .... miniature model maker: motion control miniature effects: DQI (uncredited)
Michael Joyce .... model shop supervisor (uncredited)
Bruce Woodside .... animator: VCE (uncredited)
Hoyt Yeatman .... matte photographer: DQI (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Terry Leonard .... stunt coordinator
Rudy Doucette .... stunts (uncredited)
Rosemary Johnston .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike H. McGaughy .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Mike H. McGaughy .... stunts (uncredited)
Gene McLaughlin .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Norman Cattell .... first assistant camera
Norman Harris .... gaffer
Michael A. Jones .... camera operator (as Michael Jones)
William Kenney .... dolly grip (as William G. Kenney)
Ron Kenyon .... electrical best boy
Robert Miller .... grip best boy
Richard Moran .... key grip
Ralph Nelson .... still photographer (as Ralph Nelson Jr.)
Lex Rawlins .... second assistant camera
John Earl Burnett .... second assistant camera: additional photography (uncredited)
Michael B. Corbett .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Albert Hood .... electrician (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen .... electrician: practical fixtures (uncredited)
John C. Moulds .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Stephen St. John .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Norman A. Burza .... costume supervisor: men (as Norman Burza)
Linda Matthews .... costume supervisor: women
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter (as Donah J. Bassett)
Tom Finan .... assistant editor
Robert Raring .... color timer
David Williams .... apprentice film editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bruce Botnick .... music recording mixer
Robert Fernandez .... music recording mixer
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Tom Boyd .... oboe (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Robert Neilson .... transportation coordinator (as Bob Neilson)
Dave Robling .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Ray Berwick .... animal coordinator
Kenneth Gilbert .... script supervisor
Helene Harris .... assistant: Mike Finnell
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
Erik Jensen .... project coordinator: Chris Walas Inc. (as E. Erik Jensen)
Karen Shaw .... production secretary
Steven Spielberg .... presenter
Michelle Zeisel .... assistant: Joe Dante
Laurie Arnow-Epstein .... construction accountant (uncredited)
Jim Lau .... voice actor (uncredited)
Bryan Renfro .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Kathleen Switzer .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
106 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-16 (2009) | Finland:K-14 (1984) | France:U | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:10 | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:AL | Netherlands:12 (DVD version) | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:12A (theatrical release) (2012) | USA:PG (No. 27406) | West Germany:16 (f)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
While watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) on the local cinema, one of the gremlins wears some Mickey Mouse's ears.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The stoplight shows green both ways before the gremlin tampers with it.See more »
Quotes:
Pete:One, two, three, four, five new ones. NOW can I have one?
Billy Peltzer:I don't know, Pete.
Pete:Hey, look! That one's got a cute little stripe on its head. Hey, cutie.
[Pete attempts to pet the baby mogwai, who, in response, snarls and attempts to bite Pete]
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Make it ShineSee more »

FAQ

How does the movie end?
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Is "Gremlins" based on a book?
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62 out of 75 people found the following review useful.
Ugly Bunch Of Creatures Causing Chaos, 5 January 2003
Author: Big Movie Fan from England

Gremlins was a fantastic comedy film from 1984-the best year ever in my opinion for great movies.

Basically, a guy called Billy Peltzer picks up a new pet called Gizmo and after breaking a few rules he shouldn't have, ends up spawning a bunch of ugly creatures called Gremlins who proceed to terrorize the town.

The film is a success because it succeeds at producing both a comedy and a horror in one go which can't be easy. Most comedy horror films are a joke (such as some of the Ghoulies films which emulated the Gremlins series) but Gremlins is both funny and scary. It's funny seeing the Gremlins cause mischief but it's also scary throughout-they're not exactly pretty creatures and are quite scary as well.

Gremlins deserves a look from anyone interested in seeing a good comedy horror movie.

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