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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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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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... pray it's not too late! 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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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$13,539,458 (USA)
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Trivia

Writer Michael Nankin originally planned on directing the film as well. See more »

Goofs

In reality, neither geodes nor thundereggs form in lightning strikes. Both are of volcanic origin. Technically, a geode is also not quite the same as a thunderegg, which is a filled nodule. More importantly, the actual residue of molten ground in lightning strikes is called 'fulgurite' and looks completely dissimilar to both, lengthy and branching out. It can indeed be very valuable though. See more »

Quotes

Al: Glen! Don't be embarrassed! Crying's nothing! Remember when Trevor Stubblefield pantsed me in front of the whole auditorium?
Terrence 'Terry' Chandler: Yeah! And I barfed on Steve Slavitt after the 12 minute run!
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Connections

Referenced in The Gatekeepers (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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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