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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Musical  |  19 December 1986 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Levi Stubbs ...
Audrey II (voice)
Michelle Weeks ...
Chiffon (as Tisha Campbell)
The First Customer
Stan Jones ...
Narrator (voice) (as Stanley Jones)
Bertice Reading ...
'Downtown' Old Woman
Ed Wiley ...
'Downtown' Bum #1


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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Plot Keywords:

plant | florist | shop | eclipse | nerd | See All (79) »


A Singing Plant. A Daring Hero. A Sweet Girl. A Demented Dentist. See more »


Comedy | Horror | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der kleine Horrorladen  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)


$38,747,385 (USA)

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Production Co:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In 1986, D.C. Comics released a comic book adaptation of the film. Although the book retains some scenes that didn't make it to the final cut of the film, most characters bear little resemblance to their live-action counterparts. See more »


In the opening number, right after Ronette sings "hear the sturm und drang in the air" you hear Crystal and Chiffon sing "yeah, yeah, yeah" but their mouths don't move at all. See more »


[first lines]
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 »


Featured in The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1987) See more »

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User Reviews

My favourite film of all time
6 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I certainly don't understand the low rating on here for this film - if you've never seen it before don't let that put you off watching it.

LSOH was my 'family movie' as a kid, introduced to us by our dentist uncle. Everything about it is just perfect it - is funny, self-aware and contains too many brilliant scenes to count. The songs are consistently great and the casting is spot on. I especially love all the amazing cameos: Bill Murray, John Candy etc.

Whenever I'm ill or feeling down, all I need to do to feel better is just watch this film. I never trust anyone says they don't like this film!

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