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Troll (1986)

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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Eunice St. Clair
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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Where myths and legends come to life. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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17 January 1986 (USA)  »

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Peikko  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)

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$5,450,815 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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As production began, Michael Moriarty complained to director John Carl Buechler that he didn't understand his character. The day that they shot the scene in which the Potter family moves into the building, Buechler snatched a bucket hat off the head of first assistant director Mauro Sacripanti and put it on Moriarty. "I look ridiculous," Moriarty said. "So Harry Potter is ridiculous?" A light-bulb went off and there was no further discussion of the character. See more »

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An arm is reflected in the TV. See more »

Quotes

Torok the Troll: [after turning Malcolm into troll] Welcome, Brother Elf
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Referenced in Star Trek: First Contact (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Watch as a creature systematically takes over an apartment complex.
11 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I rather liked this one a bit, though I can see from its score that I am in the minority in my opinion. Though at least most can agree this one is a lot better than the sequel. This movie has a family moving into a new apartment complex. Very quickly the little girl is taken by the title character and he takes her place. Throughout the movie the troll disguised as the little girl moves from one apartment to the next turning each room into a seemingly new dimension or something. The girl's brother has his suspicious and teams with this old woman to figure things out. The old woman seems to know a lot and she looks a lot better with her hair down. Soon the entire apartment becomes part of this world the troll is creating and the boy must finish it off because the old lady just is not in the position to help at the end. Rather fanciful and interesting...nothing to take to seriously, but I thought it was a rather good story and movie.


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