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Gremlins -- A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

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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:
Best of the small creature attack movies. See more (231 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)
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
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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Additional Details

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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:
Unbeknownst to Joe Dante and Michael Finnell, Steven Spielberg was a big fan of The Howling (1981). After he came across Chris Columbus' writing sample, he fell in love with it and bought it. Then he decided that Dante was the guy to make it into a movie, took the project to Warner Bros. and also produced it with his own company, Amblin Entertainment.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: For a movie supposedly set in late December in a Northern State, all of the Deciduous trees still have leaves on them. The most obvious place to see this is in the opening scene when Billy is trying to start his car in front of his house.See more »
Quotes:
Billy Peltzer:It's the creatures!
Sheriff Frank:[angered] Ah, the creatures.
Billy Peltzer:The creatures are making it look like an accident!
See more »
Soundtrack:
Out OutSee more »

FAQ

Is "Gremlins" based on a book?
How does the movie end?
The rule is "never feed him after midnight". But when, exactly, does "after midnight" end?
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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Best of the small creature attack movies., 7 April 2003
Author: Aaron1375

After this movie there were several other movies that tried to capitalize on the success of this movie. For the most part though they failed to live up to the energy and fun of this movie. Heck, not even the sequel of this one had the energy of this movie. Here we have a guy getting a pet as an early xmas gift, a cute creature called a Mogway. It however, does have a few problems, as it needs special care. One thing you can't do to it is get it wet. Well Billy does (that is the guy who got it). This breeds more of the little critters, and they are harmless enough at first as well. Then they are fed after midnight and this turns them into Gremlins. This new form is a beer drinking, candy eating, mischief machine that isn't above killing. Most of the original batch is killed off in a gruesome kitchen scene, but the leader, Stripe, gets away and dives into a ycma swimming pool, so the whole town gets overrun by the little monsters. This movie is very funny and enjoyable to watch. Even though the Gremlins do kill, this movie never gets as dark as some of the copycats, or too goofy like some of them do. It ends up being a well-made movie that is fun to watch.

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