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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.



(screenplay), (musical play "Little Shop of Horrors") | 2 more credits »
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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)
Patrick Martin (as James Belushi)
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 (81) »


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

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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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The gun used in the movie is a Smith & Wesson Model 36. Near the end of the movie Audrey II uses the gun to shoot at Seymour, there are about 12 shots fired without reloading during the scene. The gun only has a 5 shot capacity. See more »


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 »


[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 Jim Belushi. Dooley's scenes are restored for the Director's cut, and consequently Belushi gets the "Special Thanks" instead. See more »


References Too Soon to Love (1960) See more »


Somewhere That's Green
Written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
Arranged and Adapted by Bob Gaudio and Robby Merkin
Produced by Bob Gaudio
Performed by Ellen Greene
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User Reviews

A Wacky and "Out There" Musical that's a lot of Fun...
22 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The 1986 film version of the Broadway musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is an entertaining movie based on the black comedy from the 1960's about a nerdy milquetoast who raises a man-eating plant that gets totally out of control. Rick Moranis is perfection as Seymour, the nebbish who is at a loss at what to do when his own Frankenstein grows too big for him to control and Ellen Greene (reprising her role in the original musical) is delightful as Audrey, the object of Seymour's affections. Moranis and Greene make one of the most engaging screen teams I've seen in a while. Vincent Gardenia plays the greedy flower shop owner, Mr. Mushnik and Bill Murray is hysterically funny in one scene as Arthur Denton, a man who seems to enjoy going to the dentist a little too much. Tischina Arnold, Tisha Campbell, and Michelle Weeks are awesome as the Greek Chorus known as "The Urchins" and Steve Martin practically steals the movie as "Orin Scrivello, DDS". His song "Be a Dentist" is hysterically funny. The voice of the plant, Audrey II, is provided by Levar Stubbs of The Four Tops and he is superb. A fun musical comedy that the whole family can enjoy.

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