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Child's Play (1988)

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

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Storyline

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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Trivia

Tom Holland: Voice of the costumed host of the Good Guys program Andy is watching at the beginning. See more »

Goofs

When the Good Guys Doll advert is playing on the Barclays' TV, in wide shots there is a box on top of the TV, yet in closeups of the TV the top of the TV has nothing on it. See more »

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[first lines]
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GRASS
Written by R. Rome & Russell Faith (as R. Faith)
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* * * out of 4.

Well made thriller about a dying serial killer (Brad Doriff) transplanting his soul into a child's play doll. Fast forward now and a mother buys the doll for his son's birthday. Doriff then goes on a killing spree, but after a cop wounds him he finds out that if he stays in the doll's body for too long, he and the doll will become one forever. So he goes after his owner so that he can transfer souls. Highly original premise highlighted by terrific special effects and lots of good one liners and humor.

Rated R; Extreme Violence & Profanity.


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