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Chopping Mall (1986)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  21 March 1986 (USA)
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Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.

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Alison Parks
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Ferdy Meisel
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Rick Stanton
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Linda Stanton
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Suzie Lynn
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Leslie Todd
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Technician Nessler
Mel Welles ...
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Miss Vanders
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Dr. Stan Simon
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A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, The robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. One by one the three bots try to rid the mall of the "Intruders". The only weapons the kids can use are the supplies in other stores. Or...if they can make it till morning when the mall opens back up Written by Lindsey Wilhite (amity1382@msn.com)

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Tonight Park Plaza Mall switches on the world's toughest security force. Absolutely nothing can go wrong... See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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21 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Killbots  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The special effects crew actually built five remote controlled robots to serve as the Protector killbots. Three were required for the scenes of the robots together in the first half of the film, with two extras as backups in the event that the originals were damaged during any of the action sequences. In order to keep the robots looking realistic (as well as due to the film's budgetary constraints), they were constructed out of such items as wheelchair frames and pieces of conveyor belt. Excluding shooting laser beams, most of what the killbots are seen doing onscreen was the result of the effects crew operating them via remote control. See more »

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Throughout the entire movie, people can be seen walking around in the background on different floors of the mall, even though it's supposed to be closed. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line after the robots kill someone]
Killbots: Thank you... have a nice day.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, the name of each actor appears over their photo. However, the name of the person whose character is decapitated appears over a photo of their headless shoulders. See more »

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Streetwalkin'
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Written and Produced by Michael Ender and Odette Springer
Performed by Sylvia St. James
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7 December 2001 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Well, there is a whole lot of cheese in Chopping Mall. Remembering this movie from my childhood, I was compelled to rent it last night. Well, I am glad I did! Yeah, there isn't anything spectacular about the movie...There is a lot of Cheese (Automatic Rifles in a Mall?), but it still stands out as one of the better B-movies of the 80's.

The Robots are pretty decent looking. The acting is typical for the genre and timeframe. The head explosion scene is just classic.

I now feel compelled to track this down on Ebay, since I don't see an American DVD release anytime soon...

Rent it and just enjoy the actual quality to this b-movie. I don't mean the acting, but the scenery and the robots. The CGI is laughable...but, that is another topic...

7 out of 10


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