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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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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

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

Glen: Well... ever since I burnt a hole in the roof my dad says I can't launch any of my rockets without supervision.
Terrence 'Terry' Chandler: Hey... I'll supervise.
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Referenced in The Gatekeepers (2009) See more »

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DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR
By Carl Tafel
Performed by Terraced Garden
Courtesy of Melody & Menace Records
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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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