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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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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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mall | teenager | robot | night | party | See All (99) »

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Chopping Mall - Where they slash their prices - and their customers! 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  »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film was allowed to shoot at a real California mall as long as they did not damage any facilities and had removed any traces of their presence before the mall opening time of 9AM. While the mall's head of security didn't like the filmmakers and was constantly accusing them of causing disrepair, the mall's owner was supportive of the film and made sure the production was able to complete its work on schedule. See more »

Goofs

The gasoline can that Allison shoves towards the robot spreads a pool of burning gasoline, but nothing caused the can to rupture. To be effective, gasoline bombs need to be made from something breakable. 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

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 »

Connections

References The Thing from Another World (1951) See more »

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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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