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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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17 January 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peikko  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,595,054 (USA) (19 January 1986)

Gross:

$5,450,815 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While the film is not short on hideous or disgusting creatures, Torok is the only troll to appear on screen. The other creatures are fey folk, nymphs, goblins, and other mythical beings. See more »

Goofs

When Harry is on the hallway landing, a gust starts to blow. As he jumps over the ivy vines on the floor, a hand holding a black wind machine appears on the right side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Barry Tabor: What can I do for you?
Wendy Potter: I need some advice
Barry Tabor: You have come to the right guy, uncle Duke has seen just about everything there is to see little missy, I've been around the world dozens of times staring death right in the face
[swings a baseball bat]
Wendy Potter: What does it look like?
Barry Tabor: What?
Wendy Potter: What does death look like?
Barry Tabor: Well I don't know, it's hard to explain, you're too young to understand anyway
Wendy Potter: I understand
Barry Tabor: Oh you do now?
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) 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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Worthy as a ridiculous 80's creature flick
16 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie is not that great, but not as awful as you might hear. It's mostly a fantasy/horror/comedy that isn't too ambitious yet was weird enough to make a good midnight cult movie. The short eighty minutes weren't unbearable, and there was plenty of things that didn't make too much sense. 1: If everything in the fairy land was completely evil, how come the witch had the talking mushroom? 2: How come the troll didn't want the girl to die. Yes, the ending was pretty anti-climatic and some of the jokes missed, though some hit straight on. But this movie is worthy as its genre: a ridiculous 80's creature flick. Although, there is one very awesome musical number as the trolls are partying, which is just greatly scored and edited, other than that, nothing special unless you like creature/Full Moon flicks. 6/10


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