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Director:
Writers:
Domonic Muir (story)
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Release Date:
11 April 1986 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The original tasty entree! See more »
Plot:
A race of small, furry aliens make lunch out of the locals in a farming town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Cheesy eighties garbage - but good fun! See more (108 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dee Wallace ... Helen Brown (as Dee Wallace Stone)

M. Emmet Walsh ... Harv

Billy Green Bush ... Jay Brown

Scott Grimes ... Brad Brown
Nadine Van der Velde ... April Brown (as Nadine Van Der Velde)

Don Keith Opper ... Charlie McFadden (as Don Opper)

Billy Zane ... Steve Elliot

Ethan Phillips ... Jeff Barnes

Terrence Mann ... Johnny Steele / Ug

Jeremy Lawrence ... Reverend Miller

Lin Shaye ... Sally
Michael Lee Gogin ... Warden Zanti

Art Frankel ... Ed
Douglas Koth ... Bowler #1
Montrose Hagins ... Organist
Roger Hampton ... Jake
Chuck Lindsley ... Pool Player #1

David Stenstrom ... Pool Player #2
Adele Malis-Morey ... Woman #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Corey Burton ... Critters (voice)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
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Directed by
Stephen Herek 
 
Writing credits
Domonic Muir (story)

Domonic Muir (screenplay) and
Stephen Herek (screenplay)

Don Keith Opper (additional scenes) (as Don Opper)

Produced by
Rupert Harvey .... producer
Sara Risher .... associate producer
Robert Shaye .... executive producer
Barry Opper .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
David Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Suhrstedt (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Larry Bock 
 
Casting by
Elisabeth Leustig 
 
Production Design by
Gregg Fonseca 
 
Art Direction by
Philip Dean Foreman  (as Philip Foreman)
 
Set Decoration by
Anne H. Ahrens  (as Anne Huntley)
 
Makeup Department
Teresa M. Austin .... hair stylist
Teresa M. Austin .... makeup artist
R. Christopher Biggs .... makeup artist: "Zanti"
John Criswell .... special makeup effects artist
Kathy W. Estocin .... key hair stylist
Kathy W. Estocin .... key makeup artist
Thomas Floutz .... special makeup effects artist
Bill Forsche .... makeup artist: "Zanti"
John Goodwin .... special makeup effects artist
Nedra Hainey .... hair stylist
Nedra Hainey .... makeup artist
Cary Howe .... special makeup effects artist
Greg Johnson .... special makeup effects artist
Julie Mauger .... special makeup effects artist
Richard N. McGuire .... special makeup effects artist
John Naulin .... special makeup effects artist
Scott Noblitt .... special makeup effects artist
Steve Patino .... special makeup effects artist
Gerald Quist .... special makeup effects artist
Frederique Schafer .... special makeup effects artist
Robert Zoller .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Daryl Kass .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leon Dudevoir .... first assistant director
Bob Esposito .... third assistant director
Linda Graeme .... additional assistant director
Mark Helfrich .... second unit director
Whitney R. Hunter .... second assistant director (as Whitney Hunter)
Perry Husman .... second assistant director
Matia Karrell .... additional assistant director
George Parra .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Paul Byers .... assistant property master
Carol Lee Davis .... scenic painter (as Carole Davis)
Anthony Doublin .... special props supervisor (as Anthony Dublin)
Richard Bryan Douglas .... construction foreman
Elizabeth Flaherty .... art department coordinator
Isabel Bau Madden .... art director: second unit
Timaree McCormick .... property master
Len Morganti .... storyboard artist
Drex Reed .... special props
John Krenz Reinhart Jr. .... construction coordinator (as John Reinhart)
 
Sound Department
Richard Beggs .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert W. Glass)
Dan Harville .... post-production sound designer
Matthew Iadarola .... sound effects
Matthew Iadarola .... sound re-recording mixer
Dale Johnston .... supervising sound editor
Tom Ruff .... post-production sound mixer
Steve Sollars .... boom operator
Don Summer .... production sound mixer (as Donald Summer)
 
Special Effects by
C. Mitchell Bryan .... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Jason Cardwell .... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Casey Cavanaugh .... special effects
Frank Ceglia .... special effects
Charles Chiodo .... critter designer and supervisor
Edward Chiodo .... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Linda Chiodo .... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Stephen Chiodo .... critter designer and supervisor
Rene Dorian .... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Ans Ellis .... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Deborah Galvez .... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Kenneth J. Hall .... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Clark Hunter .... puppeteer
Mike Jones .... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Michael Joyce .... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Justin Kohn .... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Ray Massara .... special effects
Jene Omens .... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Bradford Plows .... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Eugene P. Rizzardi .... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Dwight Roberts .... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
R. Bruce Steinheimer .... special effects (as Bruce Steinheimer)
Chuck E. Stewart .... special effects supervisor
Ken Tarallo .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Beckman .... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Gary Campsie .... visual effects production assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Ivan A. Craig .... camera operator: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Joshua Cushner .... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Steven Elliott .... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Julia Gibson .... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Tom Gleason .... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Kurt Hanson .... visual effects production assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Holly Hudson .... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
John Huneck .... camera operator: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Leslie Huntley .... production supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Judith Larsen .... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Paula A. Lumbard .... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Roxanne Mayweather .... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Jane A. Pahlman .... visual effects production assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Gary Rhodaback .... modelmakers & crew: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Richard Smiley .... modelmakers & crew: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Ron Thornton .... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Donna Tracy .... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Joe Viskocil .... modelmakers & crew: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Gene Warren Jr. .... miniature effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Michael Cassidy .... stunt coordinator (as Mike Cassidy)
Vince Deadrick Jr. .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... stunts (as Steve Lambert)
Denver Mattson .... stunts
Bill McIntosh .... stunts
John Nowak .... stunts
Bobby Porter .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts (as Debbie Lynn Ross)
Packy Smith .... stunts (as Marv 'Packy' Smith)
John Escobar .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Becker .... still photographer
Shunil Borpujari .... best boy grip
Shunil Borpujari .... dolly grip
Kevin Brennan .... gaffer
Donald Burghardt .... assistant camera
Russell Carpenter .... director of photography: additional photography
Dave Footman .... grip
Michael Haney .... grip
Kenneth J. Jones .... key grip
Mark Karen .... first assistant camera
Richard Kuhn .... grip
Adrian Licciardi .... second assistant camera
Tim McGinnis .... best boy electric (as Tim McGinns)
Christopher Tufty .... director of photography: second unit
 
Casting Department
Elisabeth Leustig .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nina Padovano .... key costumer
Hilary Wright .... costume design supervisor
Che Zuro .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Hilarie Roope .... assistant editor
Rebekah Rudd .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
 
Other crew
Diana Bear .... stand-in
Ernest D. Farino .... title designer: main titles
Lisa S. Girolami .... production coordinator
Tom Gleason .... production assistant
Adrienne Hamalian-Mangine .... script supervisor
H. Arman Hargett .... stand-in (as Arman Hargett)
Melissa Hubbert .... craft service
Tom Richer .... location manager
Tom Richer .... location scout
Cristen Carr Strubbe .... production secretary
Shi Sun .... production accountant
Jeff Wells .... unit publicist
 

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Runtime:
82 min
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 | Iceland:14 (theatrical rating) | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Norway:16 (original rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (original rating) | UK:12 (video re-rating) (2005) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) | USA:PG-13 | West Germany:16
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Body count: a cow, 2 humans and several chickens.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the scene which Ug transforms into Johnny Steele, you can see that when Ug reaches over to insert the "Earth Disc" prior to the transformation sequence that he is in human form already.See more »
Quotes:
[Critter finds an E.T. doll]
Critter 1:Who are you?
[Critter gets frustrated and bites its head off]
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Movie Connections:
References Night Shadows (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Still You Turn Me OnSee more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Cheesy eighties garbage - but good fun!, 17 September 2007
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

I saw this film for the first time as a kid on a coach on the way home from a holiday in France. I guess whoever was in charge figured all the kids would be asleep by the time they put this on, but I managed to stay awake and watch the lot, and Critters became a firm favourite of mine for the next few years. Despite seeing this film and the first two sequels several times as a kid, I could pretty much remember nothing about it when it came to watching it this time; and despite the fact that Critters is not quite the film I remember it being, this is still a fun little eighties crapfest with plenty to recommend it for! The plot focuses on a war in outer space that spills over onto a farm in a small mid-western town. The town unwittingly greet a meteorite, that later gives way to a host of nasty, furry little creatures with big teeth! Hot on their tails are a pair of intergalactic bounty hunters sent to track down the furballs - but the 'critters' get their first, and manage to cause quite a lot of damage before the bounty hunters eventually arrive...

Critters is clearly reminiscent of the 1984 hit Gremlins, as evidenced by the basics of the plot as well as the focus on humour. The critters themselves are hilarious little creations - thick black hair and a mouth full of teeth, but in their own way they're also fairly frightening! Gremlins isn't the only influence on this film - the whole idea of something bad coming from space being followed by something to stop it obviously came from The Terminator, and there are a number of other ideas taken from elsewhere - but the film doesn't feel like a bunch of stolen ideas, and that is to it's credit. The secluded farmyard setting is also to its credit, and again, while it's not the most original location for a film like this to take place, it works well so that isn't a problem. The cast, which includes the likes of M. Emmet Walsh, Dee Wallace and Billy Zane, all do their jobs well, and the action is always exciting enough to ensure that the film remains interesting. I won't say that this is a classic of the genre - but its good fun and I certainly recommend it.

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