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The Gate (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Horror  |  15 May 1987 (USA)
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Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the two kids struggle ... See full summary »

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Glen
Christa Denton ...
Al
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Lori Lee
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Deborah Grover ...
Mom
Scot Denton ...
Dad
Ingrid Veninger ...
Paula
Sean Fagan ...
Eric
Linda Goranson ...
Terry's Mom
Carl Kraines ...
Workman
Andrew Gunn ...
Brad
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Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the two kids struggle to overcome a nightmarish hell that literally begins to take over the Earth. Written by DemonGate

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15 May 1987 (USA)  »

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A Fenda  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$13,539,458 (USA)
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Writer Michael Nankin based the script on specific things from his childhood. For example, Nankin did have a best friend named Terry. See more »

Goofs

The glowing and flashing light emanating from the cracked geode in Glen's room is steady throughout the scene, despite the fact that it releases much more light after it breaks in two. See more »

Quotes

Al: What the hell was that?
Glen: It's the Workman... it got Terry! He just made it up but it got him! It took him into the wall!
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LOVE WILL FIND A WAY
By Vince Carlucci
Courtesy of Secret Songs Publications
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Scarry then, cult classic now!
8 November 2005 | by (the_Nard) – See all my reviews

Demons? Metal Music? Steven Dorff? Why not!!!

So... the gateway to hell or whatever is in the backyard of Steven Dorff's suburban home... and a metal band foretold all of this... and Demons threaten this world... Doesn't that sound great?

As a kid this was scary watching this with a baby sitter and such but now it just seems campy. But I still love it every time!

OK... it is a bit cheesy, and the DVD quality is awful.... but come on...it's like 5 bucks at Best buy!

Seriously... if you haven't seen this movie and your into cheesy horror flicks just give it a try... keep the classics alive!


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