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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 »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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14 June 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Coisa  »

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

One of Rupert Grint's favorite films. See more »

Goofs

When Ben the dog leaves Mr. Vicker's side as Moe says, "Well, I suppose if both of you eat it, it's got to be all right," you can very briefly hear the on-set dog handler tell the dog to stay put. See more »

Quotes

Fletcher: Let go of it, Mr. Rutherford. You can't stop it.
David 'Mo' Rutherford: I can shut you down.
Fletcher: [laughs] I don't know. I really don't know. I don't think anybody'd pay too much attention to a disreputable guy like you. You're a rogue, you're a crook in the pay of the ice cream companies just out trying to screw the competition.
David 'Mo' Rutherford: I could always kill you.
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Crazy Credits

Brooke Adams holding a container of Stuff as in a commercial: "Enough is never enough." See more »

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Enough is never enough... but trust me, it was!
15 March 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Personally I found "The Stuff" to be rather long, boring and difficult to sit through. Perhaps that was because it was nothing at all what I had expected it to be like.

This horror-comedy means well and seem sort of a spoof on the genre with movies such as "The Blob", but it just doesn't really deliver a powerful enough punch to make a lasting impression. Plus, it in overall just doesn't really have that much appeal - to me, at least - which made it hard to endure.

The very first time you see 'the stuff' is at some factory plant of sorts, found on the ground, and who in their right mind would pick up something thick, white, mucous stuff directly pouring out from the ground and start to eat it? It was just a tad too cheesy for my liking.

As for the acting in the movie, well, given it is a movie from 1985, then I wasn't overly impressed. It seems clumsy and forced, trying to be too funny, but failing in the progress.

There are far better horror-comedies out there, that far outshines "The Stuff". The most impressive thing about "The Stuff" was the amount of familiar faces that actually turned out to be in the movie. Plus they actually did a good job to make the marketing and merchandising of 'the stuff' actually seem real and plausible.

But for a movie meant to entertain, I had to seek my entertainment elsewhere, as "The Stuff" just turned out to drag on for far too long and having no real appealing story to tell.


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