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The Gate (1987)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror | 15 May 1987 (USA)
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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Cast

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Glen
Christa Denton ...
Al
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Lori Lee
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Deborah Grover ...
Mom
Scot Denton ...
Dad
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Paula
Sean Fagan ...
Eric
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Terry's Mom
Carl Kraines ...
Workman
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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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hole | backyard | house | demon | parent | See All (49) »

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... pray it's not too late! See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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15 May 1987 (USA)  »

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A Fenda  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,539,458 (USA)
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Trivia

The bible passage the Lee sisters picked out was from different portions of Psalms verses 59:1 to 59:9. 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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Believe it or not, this is pretty good!
11 July 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I usually don't go for cheap '80's horror films, but this one was entertaining. I had heard some good things about it before, but never really thought about watching it. However, there was nothing else on, so I gave it a shot. I was surprised. So the special effects aren't quite up to date, if you like horror, you probably won't mind. It's not as violent as some other '80's horror films, and it's actually better than most of them.


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