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The Gate (1987)

 -  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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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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They have opened The Gate. Pray it's not too late. 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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Stephen Dorff's debut film role. 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: May the old devils depart! May they burn in the fires of their own damnation! May they freeze in the infinite golden darkness of their own hideous creation!
Glen: Isn't that kind of insulting?
Terrence 'Terry' Chandler: I guess it's supposed to be. I mean, we're trying to get rid of them.
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DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR
By Carl Tafel
Performed by Terraced Garden
Courtesy of Melody & Menace Records
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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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