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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 | Horror | Musical

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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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Release Date:

19 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La petite boutique des horreurs  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$38,747,385 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As part of the film's promotion, the "Audrey II" plant was occasionally interviewed, in character, by the press. On at least one occasion, the interview concluded with Audrey II "eating" the interviewer. See more »

Goofs

During the 'Downtown' sequence, the scene just before Audrey appears where the bum sings 'subway'. The lady on extreme right, trips a little then appears to laugh in embarrassment at what she has as done. 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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"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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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Madcap musical mayhem
11 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986) ***1/2 Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, Jim Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest. Entertaining musical comedy based on the off-Broadway smash inspired by Roger Corman's cult low-budget horror flick "The Little Shop of Horrors" never lets up on energy in this decidedly camp tale about nerd Seymour Krelborn (Moranis in geek mode) the apprentice florist at a skid row floral shop whose hybrid creation of a Venus flytrap grows in more ways than one when it develops a nasty craving for human blood. Very funny and brightly directed by Muppeteer Frank Oz with lots of eye candy and expert detail of 1960 with a creme de la creme cast of comic geniuses. Outstanding especially is Martin as the sadomasochistic dentist a la Elvis and his scene with pain on the brain patient Murray (pricelessly hysterical in the role made famous by a young Jack Nicholson). Great creature visuals of "Audrey II" with voice provided by Four Tops leadman Levi Stubbs. Greene does a memorable turn as the abused heroine Audrey whose best described as Marilyn Monroe and Carol Channing purreed into one; sad sexpot with a lot of spunk and heart. Memorable songs particularly the show stopper "Suddenly Seymour".


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