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A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed with the soul of a serial killer.

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When Charles Lee Ray needs to get quick escape from cop Mike Norris, he takes his soul and buries it into playful, seemingly good guy doll Chucky. Little does he know a little boy by the name of Andy Barclay will be the new owner of him soon-to-come. Charles confides in Andy while he commits numerous murders. Once the adults accept Andy's story as truth, it's too late. Written by Kris Hopson <kris.hopson@hotmail.com>

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Andy Barclay has a new playmate who's in no mood to play. See more »

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9 November 1988 (USA)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$33,244,684 (USA)
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The working title for the film was "Blood Buddy," which seems to confirm the widely believed notion that the film was inspired by Hasbro's My Buddy toy doll, which also dressed in denim overalls and a striped shirt. See more »

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When Dr. Ardmore tries to give Andy the injection, Andy struggles from his grip and then grabs his glasses from his face. Then in the next shot of him, his glasses are back on his face. In the following shot they've gone again. See more »

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Mike Norris: I got the strangler! Wabash and Van Buren.
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One of my favorites
28 February 2005 | by (massachusetts) – See all my reviews

i would have to say Childs Play was one of the best horror flicks out of all movies of the 70's-80's horror boom. i think it is also one of the most fun to watch. i don't think it really compares to John Carpenter's Halloween ,Phantasm, or a Nightmare on Elm st., but it rates up there. the acting was in my opinion, above average. at times i think the little boy (Andy Barclay) could be a little annoying but overall it was good. I love how stealth and quick Chucky is and how creepy they made him. this movie was also leaning towards being a comedy also. Many people don't even think its a horror movie because of the comments Chucky has to say.even though there isn't much to say about this movie in my point of view, i definitely recommend it because it is very entertaining.

*10/10*


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