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The Gate (1987)

 -  Horror  -  15 May 1987 (USA)
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Three young children 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 three kids ... 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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Three young children 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 three kids struggle to overcome a nightmarish hell that is literally taking over the Earth. Written by Anonymous

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hole | backyard | house | demon | parent | See more »

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15 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Fenda  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,539,458 (USA)
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Trivia

The fictional The Dark Book album that Terry shows to Glen features the logo for (the very real) Canadian thrash metal band Sacrifice. See more »

Goofs

When Glen sees the first Geode that's split apart, he holds one half in his left hand and the other remains on the ground. When he stands, he's holding onto both halves (one in each hand). See more »

Quotes

Dad: [as demon]
[shouts]
Dad: You've... been... BAD!
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Connections

Followed by Gate 2: The Trespassers (1990) See more »

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EVERYBODY'S RUNNING
By Vince Carlucci and Sandy MacFayden
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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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