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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

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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
John Terlesky ...
Mike Brennan
Suzee Slater ...
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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Shop til you drop, dead! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

21 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Killbots  »

Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Debra Blee was originally cast as Linda Stanton, but dropped out prior to the shooting of the film. Blee was subsequently replaced by Karrie Emerson. See more »

Goofs

When Alison is getting attacked in the pet store by one of the killbots, several tarantulas and even a snake crawl on her as she hides under a shelf, all clearly live animals. Once the killbot leaves and she emerges from her hiding place, it is clear the spiders placed on her are just plastic toys as they fall off with no movement of their own and are much smaller than the live tarantulas. See more »

Quotes

Mike: He's not gonna know unless you tell him. And you're not gonna tell him, ARE you?
Greg: You know Brennan, you're becoming a real candidate for prickhood.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Streetwalkin'
(uncredited)
Written and Produced by Michael Ender and Odette Springer
Performed by Sylvia St. James
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Now I Fear Mall Security...
20 December 2000 | by (Sunland, CA) – See all my reviews

Cheeky, but fun, 80's flick about killer robots. Has a pretty coherent plot without any major holes (except for maybe why a computer is put on the roof), not 1, not 2, but 3 robotic villains (who are rather polite for killer robots), and idiot humans that you want to see die anyway. It's a shame it's out of print.


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