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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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Al
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Lori Lee
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Deborah Grover ...
Mom
Scot Denton ...
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Ingrid Veninger ...
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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)  »

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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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Trivia

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

When Glen breaks the geode open with the hammer, it is clearly shown cracking dead straight down the center. Yet, moments later he touches it and it falls in half, the half that falls over is much smaller than the half that remains upright. Had the geode really cracked down the middle, the two halves would have been equal in size. See more »

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Terrence 'Terry' Chandler: We accidently summoned demons who used to rule the universe to come and take over the world.
Glen: Yeah, we found out about it from, uh, one of Terry's albums.
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LOVE WILL FIND A WAY
By Vince Carlucci
Courtesy of Secret Songs Publications
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Worth a look.
9 May 1999 | by (Altoona, PA USA) – See all my reviews

This is a movie about parents who leave their kids at home while going on vacation. Of course the older daughter throws a wild party. Less predictably, the younger son and his screwed up, heavy-metal listening to friend open up a dimensional gate to a realm of demons.

That's where the fun begins. Some hard-core lovers of horror movies may find this movie to be too heavy on plot and character, but I believe that those aspects are balanced with a good dose of gore and special effects including some pretty amazing f/x feats for 1987.

The only let down for me is the sappy feel-good ending that is seems a bit tacked on. Other than that this movie is good for a scare. So if you are cruising down the bargain priced movies at your local video store and see this title give it a shot. At the very least you'll see Stephen Dorf in his first movie.


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