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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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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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Warden Zanti
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Douglas Koth ...
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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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The battle began in another galaxy. It's about to end in the Brown's backyard. 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)

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$13,167,232 (USA)
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Corey Burton, who voices the Critters, also came up with their language, which he described in interviews as combining elements of French and Japanese. See more »

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Lee breaks off the patrol car's gear shift when first trying to learn to operate it. But, we later see them shifting the car into Park and Drive. See more »

Quotes

[April and Steve are going out from the dinner]
Jay Brown: Helen, have you... you know, talk to her, about the way things are?
Helen Brown: Years ago.
Jay Brown: Years?
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Referenced in Critters (2015) See more »

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Still You Turn Me On
Written by Brian Drucks and Lee Howard
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Produced by Richie Vetter and Joe Arlotta
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A creature film classic
21 May 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

While the `B' movie horror flick typically bore and enrage me, this proved to be one of those rare exceptions. I must have watched this movie six times, and every time, I was freaked out by the little critters who couldn't appease their undying need for sustenance. This was quite a cool film to watch, especially when the creatures are finally killed off (which you will have experience for yourself). This is my idea of good mindless fun, which is exactly what I expected from this film.


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