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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

Complete credited 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
Ingrid Veninger ...
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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They're Here and They Want to Meet the Neighbors See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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15 May 1987 (USA)  »

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A Fenda  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,539,458 (USA)
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Trivia

Stephen Dorff's debut film role. 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

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

References Romper Room and Friends (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR
By Carl Tafel
Performed by Terraced Garden
Courtesy of Melody & Menace Records
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Cult Appeal
13 March 2004 | by (Nevada) – See all my reviews

Overall, I liked The Gate because of it's weirdness. Plus, the special effects were eye-catching. Especially when the handyman tumbles over then transforms into tiny demons that scatter about. My favorite scene is when the parents return home late at night and Glen's father says "You've been baaaaaad!" and tries to strangle him while slime drips out of his face. Weird stuff. My only complaint is how it ended. But I won't give it away. I recommend seeing this one but keep in mind that those dwarf demons are "older than the Bible".


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