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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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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 Jason's older brother is playing video games on the TV, he's playing Zaxxon, but the sound effects are from Joust. See more »

Quotes

[discussing the Stuff-possessed postman]
David 'Mo' Rutherford: What do you think, Charlie?
'Chocolate Chip' Charlie W. Hobbs: The man is not in proper operating order.
David 'Mo' Rutherford: Absolutely.
'Chocolate Chip' Charlie W. Hobbs: I'd like to take him someplace and get him X-rayed.
David 'Mo' Rutherford: Yeah, but what if he doesn't wanna come along with us?
'Chocolate Chip' Charlie W. Hobbs: We snatch 'im.
David 'Mo' Rutherford: Oh, now, Charlie, I run a high-tech operation. I don't go in for things like that.
'Chocolate Chip' Charlie W. Hobbs: I got a few low-tech solutions for our problem. We hit that sucker over the head.
David 'Mo' Rutherford: Oh, well, ummm... we could do that.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2014) See more »

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Bounty hunter and TV advertiser team up together to discover what the ingredients are in a popular junk food that is sweeping the country, called The Stuff. However, they uncover a conspiracy in which the makers of The Stuff know that their product is causing people to become mindless zombies. Exciting and funny little Cohen film is a throwback to the horror films of yesteryear, yet with all your usual Cohen trimmings, but much more solid then usual with good special effects and an original premise. The cast is excellent and the film has various cameo's planted throughout the film.

Rated R; Violence & Profanity.


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