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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Levi Stubbs ...
Audrey II (voice)
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Michelle Weeks ...
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Chiffon (as Tisha Campbell)
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The First Customer
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Stan Jones ...
Narrator (voice) (as Stanley Jones)
Bertice Reading ...
'Downtown' Old Woman
Ed Wiley ...
'Downtown' Bum #1
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Storyline

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper. Soon enough, Seymour feeds Audrey's sadistic dentist boyfriend to the plant and later, Mushnik for witnessing the death of Audrey's ex. Will Audrey II take over the world or will Seymour and Audrey defeat it? Written by HannahMontaniwitz

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Don't feed the plants. See more »

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Comedy | Musical | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including comic horror violence, substance abuse, language and sex references | See all certifications »

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19 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der kleine Horrorladen  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,747,385 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Only movie in which comedy legends Steve Martin and Bill Murray appear together. See more »

Goofs

In the "Somewhere That's Green" number, they show two scenes from "I Love Lucy". The first scene has her spitting all the chocolate into her chef's hat and the second scene has her having a chocolate fight with a co-worker. In actuality, the chocolate fight scene came early in the episode and the chocolate in the chef's hat came at the end of the show. See more »

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Narrator: On the twenty-third day of the month of September, in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places...
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Crazy Credits

"Special Thanks" are given to Paul Dooley, because his scenes as Patrick Martin were cut and re-cast with James Belushi. Dooley's scenes are restored for the Director's cut, and consequently Belushi gets the "Special Thanks" instead. See more »

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Spoofed in Muppet Babies: Adventures in Muppet-Sitting (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Feed Me (Git It)
Written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
Arranged and Adapted by Bob Gaudio and Robby Merkin
Produced by Bob Gaudio
Performed by Levi Stubbs, Rick Moranis, Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell-Martin
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Last of the great Movie Musicals
19 October 2000 | by (Heaven above) – See all my reviews

Based on the broadway musical, it may very well be the last great musical translation from stage to screen.

Rick Moranis plays Seymour as well as anyone. He may not be the greatest singer in the world, but he doesn't have to be. Ellen Greene and the rest of the cast surly make up for it.

And then their are the great cameos and smaller parts that make this film great. Steve Martin as the sadistic Dentist/boyfriend has the best number in the show. And then Bill Murray comes out of nowwhere and steals a small portion of the film.

I don't want to say too much. Just remember: there's also a giant talking\singing plant.

Truly bizzarre. But well worth it.


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