A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will return him to his human form invades a San Francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives.

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Malcolm Mallory / Torok the Troll
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William Daniels
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Young Eunice St. Clair
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Barry Tabor
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Robert Hathaway ...
First Policeman
James Beck ...
Second Policeman
Dale Wyatt ...
Dickinson's Girlfriend
Barbara Sciorilli ...
Fairy
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The Potter family has just moved to a rented apartment in San Francisco. Harry Potter Sr. and his wife Anne are bringing the packages to the apartment and their son Harry Jr. and their little daughter Wendy Anne stays on the sidewalk. Wendy goes to the laundry room, she meets the wicked troll Torok that uses his magic ring to possess Wendy and to use her form to transform the dwellers and their apartment into other trolls and his kingdom. Harry Jr. feels that something is wrong with his sister and seeks out help with the good witch Eunice St. Clair that lives in the building. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$1,100,000 (estimated)

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$5,450,815 (USA)
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Executive producer Charles Band appears briefly as part of a young couple seen on television. See more »

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The troll, disguised as Wendy, is not wearing the ring when it opens the fridge, touches the milk, and discovers it is cold. The ring allows the troll to be in human form. See more »

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Wendy Potter: I know what death looks like. It looks like *this*!
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Summertime Blues
Words and Music by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart
© 1958 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., Hill & Range Songs, Inc., Elvis Presley Music & Gladys Music
Performed by Blue Cheer
Courtesy of Polygram Special Projects, a Division of Polygram Records, Inc.
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Horrendous script + z-list cast = big fun
10 February 2003 | by (St. Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Truly awful, but pretty entertaining too. It's too scary for a kids' movie, and too cutesy-poo for the horror set, but it's redeemed by an incomprehensible premise, a horrendous script, and a cast so chock-full of has-beens and never-weres that it could make John Waters swoon. Michael Moriarty and Shelley Hack aren't given much to do, but they add z-list cred. The real star is Noah Hathaway, who as son Harry Potter (no kidding!) looks less like `Half-Breed'-era Cher than he did in `Die Unendliche Geschichte'--but not much less. Harry has to rescue his sister from a troll who looks uncannily like Hoggle from `Labyrinth,' which coincidentally came out the same year. (Hope Big Jim sued their ass.) He befriends an old woman played by June Lockhart of `Lost in Space' fame (or, perhaps, `fame'), who turns out to be a witch of the good-hearted, nature-worshiping, chakra-counting, entrails-reading variety, and who gives him a magic troll-stabbing spear. This raises several questions: 1) What is a troll doing in an old urban apartment building anyway? 2) Why has the troll waited until now to turn the apartment into a moss-covered Fairyworld? 3) If June Lockhart knew about the troll the whole time, why did SHE wait until now to do something about it? And 4) Now that she HAS decided to do something about it, what does she think a skinny, low-testosterone fourteen-year-old fantasy-film reject is going to be able to accomplish? I won't spoil anything, but I will say that none of these questions get answered, and also that Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late Sonny Bono have embarrassing roles as a wood nymph and a sleazy "swinger," respectively. Worth a look for bad-movie worshippers. 2 out of 10.


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