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Critters (1986)

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

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Helen Brown (as Dee Wallace Stone)
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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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Reverend Miller
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Sally
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Art Frankel ...
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Douglas Koth ...
Bowler #1
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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Critters - Sie sind da!  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,618,800 (USA) (13 April 1986)

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$13,167,232 (USA)
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Trivia

There is an E.T. (1982) doll in Brad's room. Dee Wallace (Helen) starred in E.T., again playing the mother of a boy who comes in contact with aliens. See more »

Goofs

(at around 51 mins) In the bowling scene, the pins in the lane to the left of the one that "Ug" (disguised as "Johnny Steele") uses disappears in the last shot of the scene. See more »

Quotes

[Dad and son walking through pasture at night, before encountering a decomposed cow]
Jay Brown: Smells like oil burning.
Brad Brown: Smells like cow crap to me, Dad.
Jay Brown: Shhh!
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Crazy Credits

After the very end of the credits, once the theme has ended followed by the title, you can hear the sounds of alien critters laughing. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Power of the Night
Written by Terrence Mann, Richie Vetter and Dodie Pettit
Performed by Mann
Produced by Richie Vetter for East Coast Productions, Inc.
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Lunchtime!
21 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie is one of the rare low-budget horror flicks that are actually good. The basic plot is that little furry monsters (kind of like hairy kirbys with teeth) land from outer space and begin to eat the town they land by. Pretty basic storyline, but this is a monster movie you know. The Critters (or Krites, to be precise), are, while obviously puppets, very cool and well done. The human actors on the other hand...well, they are terrible. The dad, his shoulder and leg practically gnawed of by critters, remains alert and vigilant, even though he's covered in blood. The boy is average, at best. The bounty hunters are alright. The best actor is Charlie, the drunk. He pulls off a very good performance.

Ok, so this movie won't make any headlines, or be famous. But if you are looking for a late night horror movie, with a dash or two of humor, Critters is a good choice!


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