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Critters (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Horror  |  11 April 1986 (USA)
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A race of small, furry aliens make lunch out of the locals in a farming town.

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Cast

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Helen Brown (as Dee Wallace Stone)
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Jay Brown
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Nadine Van der Velde ...
April Brown (as Nadine Van Der Velde)
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Charlie McFadden (as Don Opper)
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Jeff Barnes
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Johnny Steele / Ug
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Reverend Miller
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Michael Lee Gogin ...
Warden Zanti
Art Frankel ...
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Douglas Koth ...
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Montrose Hagins ...
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A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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They eat so fast, you don't have time to scream. See more »


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11 April 1986 (USA)  »

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A Hora das Criaturas  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,167,232 (USA)
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Promoted as New Line's answer to Gremlins (1984). See more »

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When the rest of the family drags the father in through the front door of the house after he is attacked the second time, a crew member is very clearly visible through a window at the back of the shot. See more »

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Brad Brown: Did you see that meteor?
Jay Brown: I saw something.
Brad Brown: Maybe it's a Russian spy probe on some sort of secret mission.
Jay Brown: I think you watch too much TV.
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It takes all kinds of critters...
6 October 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Ah, where would the world be without corny '80s movies? "Critters" is certainly one of the best examples, portraying a bunch of nasty little space creatures attacking a Midwestern family (it's always gotta be the Midwest, doesn't it?). As this is pure goofiness, they don't waste any time trying to explain anything logically; they get right down to the wackiness, full scale.

Anyway, it's one of those movies that you watch with best buds, or while sitting around in your underwear (or both). Don't explain a religious experience, just luxuriate in the silliness. And to think that it was directed by Stephen Herek, who also directed "Mr. Holland's Opus" (as far as I know, those were the only two good movies that he ever did). Starring Dee Wallace-Stone (that's right, ET's mom!), M. Emmet Walsh (of "Midnight Cowboy" fame), Billy Zane (the "Titanic" villain) and Lin Shaye (the "Something About Mary" neighbor). Really cool.


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