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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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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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WARNING! If you see the Stuff in stores, call the police. If you have it in your home, don't touch it--get out. The Stuff is a product of nature--a deadly living organism. It is addictive and destructive. It can overcome your mind and take over your body, and nothing can stop it. See more »

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14 June 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stuff - Ein tödlicher Leckerbissen  »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)
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Michael Moriarty (David 'Mo' Rutherford) and Paul Sorvino (Colonel Malcolm Grommett Spears) will go on to appear in 31 episodes of Law & Order together from 1991 to 1992, respectively as "Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone" and "Sergeant Phil Cerreta". See more »

Goofs

The boom mic can be seen in the window of the wall cabinet in the scene in which David and the scientist examine the newspaper article. See more »

Quotes

David 'Mo' Rutherford: There nobody here but you?
Gas Attendant: Well, don't you wanna wash your hands or somethin'? I put in a new towel!
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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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* * * out of 4.
3 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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