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Chopping Mall (1986)

R  |   |  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
Karrie Emerson ...
Linda Stanton
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Suzie Lynn
Nick Segal ...
Greg Williams
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Mike Brennan
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Leslie Todd
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Technician Nessler
Mel Welles ...
Cook
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Miss Vanders
Paul Coufos ...
Dr. Stan Simon
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Storyline

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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mall | teenager | robot | night | party | See All (103) »

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Shop til you drop, dead! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Killbots  »

Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Paul Bartel:  the same character he played in Eating Raoul (1982) See more »

Goofs

Gasoline cans in stores are always empty. There was no place for the girls to get gas to fill them. See more »

Quotes

Ferdy: You know, I got a worry.
Greg: Report from the front, Ferdy's got a worry.
Rick: Yeah?
Ferdy: What if these things can read our minds?
Rick: It'll be awful mad when it gets to me!
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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 »

Connections

References Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Streetwalkin'
(uncredited)
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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