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The Stuff (1985)

A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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David 'Mo' Rutherford
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Nicole
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'Chocolate Chip' Charlie W. Hobbs
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Colonel Malcolm Grommett Spears
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Jason
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Vickers
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Fletcher
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Postman
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Evans
Russell Nype ...
Richards
Gene O'Neill ...
Scientist
Catherine Schultz ...
Waitress
James Dukas ...
Gas Attendant
Peter Hock ...
Miner
Colette Blonigan ...
Jason's Mother
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Storyline

A green gooey but delicious substance erupts from beneath the earth and when the substance is shipped off to stores it throws ice cream right off the shelves but this delicious substance has a sinister secret it's a dangerous supernatural entity that takes over it's victims minds while eating their insides like acid and turning them into beings that crave the deadly dessert. Will the people beat the stuff or will it eat them? Written by devint-34563

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It's smooth and creamy. I'ts low calorie and delicious. And it kills. It's The Stuff! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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14 June 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Coisa  »

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Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Garrett Morris was asked about this film when he participated in AV Club's "Random Roles" interview series. He said the production was "crazy", and when the interviewer noted Larry Cohen's history as "a character' and asked Morris what he was like, Morris said that "I was taught growing up that if you don't have something nice to say about someone, don't say anything at all" with no further comment about Cohen. See more »

Goofs

After Moe and Nicole get off the jet plane, they leave in a car with two executives. As the car drives away, you can briefly see the camera's shadow on the car (on the left side of the screen). See more »

Quotes

Jason: 'scuse me, sir, I kinda just threw up in your car.
David 'Mo' Rutherford: I know!
Jason: I'm sorry!
David 'Mo' Rutherford: That's all right.
Jason: I just ate shaving cream!
David 'Mo' Rutherford: Everybody has to eat shaving cream once in a while
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Crazy Credits

Although Michael Moriarty's character is continually referred to (and introduces himself) as "'Mo' Rutherford," the credits list him only as "David." See more »

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Awesome B-movie
17 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would recommend this movie to anyone who ever said that a movie was "so bad it was good." This move is actually Larry Cohen's most polished, least disjointed work. There are so many great scenes, and Michael Moriarty will make you laugh again and again. The humor is way over the top, and sometimes off color. It's a sci-fi thriller, a romantic comedy, an action packed mission film and conspiracy investigation all in one. The 1970's style commercials for The Stuff that are embedded in the movie are a great highlight. "Enough is never enough of the stuff." I own this movie on VHS, and make people watch it frequently.


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