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April Fool's Day (1986)

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A group of nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's day weekend.

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A group of eight college friends gather together at an island mansion belonging to heiress Muffy St. John to celebrate their final year of school. They soon discover that each has a hidden secret from their past which is revealed, and soon after, they turn up dead. Yet, are they really dead? Or is it just part of some very real and cruel April Fool's jokes? The hostess, Muffy, is the only one who apparently knows what's going on. But then again, is it really her doing the killing? Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

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Comedy | Horror | Mystery

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28 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,947,763 (USA)
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Trivia

Part of a 1980s cycle of slasher films with titles and subjects based around commemorative days and events that got made after the box-office success of 1978's Halloween (1978). The movies include that film's sequels, Prom Night (1980), Graduation Day (1981), My Bloody Valentine (1981)_ for Valentine's Day, the spoof _Saturday the 14th_, The Slumber Party Massacre (1982), April Fool's Day (1986), and Friday the 13th (1980) and its sequels. See more »

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Quotes

Harvey Edison, Jr.: I know you think I'm a hick, but I'd like to change your mind about that if you'd give me a chance.
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Harvey Edison, Jr.: Because I would really like to plow your field.
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Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
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You've been cheated!
19 October 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a good enjoyable movie right up until the 'surprise' ending. If you haven't seen it coming then your jaw will drop to the floor but you may feel cheated just like I did. The second 'twist' at the end is just stupid and adds insult to injury. To compensate though there is a great song over the end credits!


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