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TerrorVision (1986)

A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

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Stan
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Raquel
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Sherman
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O.D. (as Jonathan Gries)
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Grampa
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Spiro
Randi Brooks ...
Cherry
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Norton
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Nutky
William Paulson ...
Pluthar
John Leamer ...
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A civilization on a distant planet has found a way to solve its garbage problem: turning it into energy and beaming it into outer space. A flaw in this system is found when the signal is accidentally picked up on Earth by the Putterman Family's home satellite dish. While this would ordinarily be just another mess, this particular transmission contains a hungry trash monster who quickly begins snacking on the Puttermans and their guests. Only young Sherman Putterman has any clue what is going on, but nobody will believe him. Is there any hope for the Earth? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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People of Earth, your planet is about to be destroyed... We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience. See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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14 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

TerorVizija  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$320,256 (USA) (17 February 1986)

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$320,256 (USA) (17 February 1986)
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Trivia

The brief MTV clip shown is of a W.A.S.P. song called Tormentor, and the character O.D. Riley wears a WASP t-shirt. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Raquel Putterman: [Raquel watches her exercise program while Stanley works on the satellite dish] Stanley! Stanley! Quit screwing around... Stanley! Stanley, I'm right in the middle of my program. For Christ's sakes, Stanley!
Stanley Putterman: Lay off me, Beautiful. I almost got this baby wired.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Stan's Theme Song
Sung by Hal Negro
Produced by Ron Goudie
© 1986 Smell Brain / Amgine
Administered by Bug Music
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Remember the 80s!
21 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Terrorvision" is a fun little slab of 80s cheese. With the costumes,(ranging from Yuppie to Metal Head to Cyndi Lauper) slang, set decor, music (including a 5 sec shot of Blackie Lawless from W.A.S.P. >:) ) props (including a hi-fi with the one of the first CD players.) this movie doesn't need carbon dating to show it was made in that era. I first came across this film on the Sci-Fi Channel in the summer of 1999 (the defunct Vestron Television was the ones who distributed the edited mess and judging by the edits made for broadcast, this was aired circa the late 80s when FCC restrictions were *really* tight) I kinda threw it off as a bad movie. Years later, I picked up the complete R-rated video at the local mom-and-pop video store and watched it. The 2nd time around was way better than the first. My opinion changed after seeing the full version. If you like classic B-movie material meshed with the 80s, this is your movie.


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