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Chopping Mall (1986)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Parks
Ferdy Meisel
Rick Stanton
Karrie Emerson ...
Linda Stanton
Suzie Lynn
Nick Segal ...
Greg Williams
John Terlesky ...
Mike Brennan
Suzee Slater ...
Leslie Todd
Technician Nessler
Mel Welles ...
Miss Vanders
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Dr. Stan Simon


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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Release Date:

21 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Killbots  »

Box Office


$800,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kelli Maroney did most of her own stunts. See more »


Unless incendiary ammunition is used, bullets puncture propane tanks but do not cause them to explode. See more »


Greg: Oh! Fuck the fuchsia it's Friday!
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Crazy Credits

Robot rolls up to camera and says: "Thank you. Have a nice day." (Movie's plot is that security robots run amuck at a shopping mall and that's what they said after they'd killed somebody). See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Robot Wars (2014) See more »


Written and Produced by Michael Ender and Odette Springer
Performed by Sylvia St. James
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Ever wish you could hide out in a shopping mall overnight?
18 June 2002 | by (America) – See all my reviews

Ever wish you could hide out in a shopping mall overnight with your friends and do whatever you wanted to do there? Would you still do it if the mall was patrolled by security robots after hours? What if they were bigger than you, could move faster than you, and were equipped with lasers? And what if the computer that controls them was hit by lightening earlier tonight, so now they just patrol the mall killing anything that moves? It wouldn't be boring, that's for sure. Good movie to watch when you want something simple and lively.

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