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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Don Mancini (story)
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Release Date:
9 November 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
No one believes the truth...or lives to tell it. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of my favorites See more (262 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Tom Holland 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Don Mancini (story)

Don Mancini (screenplay) and
John Lafia (screenplay) and
Tom Holland (screenplay)

Produced by
Elliot Geisinger .... co-executive producer
David Kirschner .... producer
Laura Moskowitz .... associate producer
Barrie M. Osborne .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Joe Renzetti 
 
Cinematography by
Bill Butler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Roy E. Peterson 
Edward Warschilka 
 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Richard Pagano 
 
Production Design by
Daniel A. Lomino 
 
Set Decoration by
Cloudia Rebar  (as Cloudia)
 
Costume Design by
April Ferry 
 
Makeup Department
Michael Hancock .... makeup artist
Marina Pedraza .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Robert Latham Brown .... unit production manager
Carl Olsen .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Anderson .... first assistant director: insert unit
Bud Davis .... second unit director
George Fortmuller .... second assistant director
James Giovannetti Jr. .... first assistant director: second unit (as James R. Giovannetti Jr.)
Michael Green .... first assistant director
Stefanie Moore .... second assistant director: second unit
Linnea Ebba Wicklund .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
William Arnold .... set designer (as William David Arnold)
Gary Baugh .... set designer
Earl Benton .... stand-by painter (as Earl L. Benton)
Bernard P. Cutler .... assistant art director
Frank D. Dambra .... paint foreman: Chicago
William Dambra .... property master: Chicago
Edward England .... construction coordinator: Chicago
Casey Hallenbeck .... leadman
Joann Hicks .... assistant property master
James F. Orendorff .... construction coordinator
Joel Prihoda .... leadman: Chicago
Kenneth Robertson .... paint foreman (as Kenneth H. Robertson)
Francis J. Roix .... carpenter
Arthur Shippee .... property master
Timothy W. Tiedje .... set dresser
James E. Tocci .... set designer
Frank White .... labor foreman
David Gianneschi .... swing gang (uncredited)
Robert E. Knight .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry Cheney .... sound editor
Clayton Collins .... sound editor (as Clayton R. Collins)
John Cousineau .... assistant sound editor
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Cheryl Kroll .... assistant sound editor
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
John Riordan .... supervising sound editor
Kirk Schuler .... sound editor
Ronald Sinclair .... adr editor
George Steven .... adr editor (as George R. Steven)
Douglas Vaughan .... boom operator
Sherman Waze .... sound editor
James E. Webb .... sound mixer
Daniel Yale .... sound editor (as Daniel Evan Yale)
Marty Church .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Jack Keller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist (uncredited)
Becky Sullivan .... supervising adr editor (uncredited)
Don Summer .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Scott A. Tinsley .... foley editor (uncredited)
Dan Yale .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Berger .... shop supervisor: chucky construction crew
Richard O. Helmer .... special effects supervisor
Rick Lalonde .... lab technician: chucky construction crew
Ron Pipes .... hair: chucky construction crew
Zandra Platzek .... hair: chucky construction crew
Jim Schwalm .... special effects (as James D. Schwalm)
Carl Sorensen .... lab technician: chucky construction crew
Christopher Swift .... lab technician: chucky construction crew
Kevin Yagher .... designer and executor: "Chucky" doll
Mark C. Yagher .... shop assistant: chucky construction crew
James Kagel .... lead sculptor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Donen .... visual effects supervisor
Joseph Yanuzzi .... visual effects editor
 
Stunts
Anthony Cecere .... stunts
Joie Chitwood Jr. .... car stunts: Mike (as Joie Chitwood)
Bob K. Cummings .... stunts (as Robert Cummings)
Bud Davis .... stunt coordinator
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunts & stunt driver
James Fierro .... stunts
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts
Joe Gilbride .... stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts
Stacy Logan .... stunts
Carl Paoli .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts
Dennis Scott .... stunts
Joie Chitwood Jr. .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Art Bartels .... key grip: Chicago
James Blanford .... director of photography: second unit
James R. Connell .... camera operator (as Jim Connell)
Peter J. Donoghue .... rigging gaffer: Chicago
Jim Dunn .... grip
Jim Dunn .... second grip
George Hill .... key grip
To Lee .... second assistant camera
Morgan Michael Lewis .... key grip
John Lubin .... best boy: Chicago
J. Michael Marlett .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Michael Marlett)
Danial Miller .... dolly grip: Chicago (as Danial A. Miller)
Wayne Mort .... dolly grip
Mike Moyer .... chief lighting technician
Dick Oakes .... electrical best boy (as Richard D. Oakes)
Peter Salim .... camera operator: insert unit
Don Smetzer .... still photographer: Chicago (as Donald Smetzer)
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Robert Ulland .... steadicam operator: Chicago (as Robert K. Ulland)
Johnny Walker .... first assistant camera (as John Morton Walker)
William Allen Jr. .... electrician (uncredited)
Paolo Cascio .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jane Alderman .... casting: Chicago
Shelley Andreas .... casting: Chicago
Anne N. Chapman .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene Grzejka .... set costumer: Chicago
Barbara McHugh .... costumer
Mort Schwartz .... costume supervisor
Lois DeArmond .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Mike Murphy .... apprentice editor (as Michael Murphy)
Bob Noland .... color timer
Kevin Nolting .... assistant editor
Scott K. Wallace .... additional film editor (as Scott Wallace)
Joyce Arrastia .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Carlyn Montes De Oca .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Jerrie Fowler .... assistant editor: Chicago (uncredited)
Derrick Mitchell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Tom Rovak .... dailies editor (uncredited)
Tim Silano .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Frank Capp .... music contractor
David Chackler .... music supervisor
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Craig Harris .... programming: synclavier
Martin November .... assistant music editor (as Marty November)
Arlon Ober .... orchestrator
Ted Whitfield .... music editor
Ross Albert .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
James Davis .... transportation coordinator
George DiLeonardi .... transportation coordinator: Chicago
Joseph Prado .... transportation captain (as Joseph R. Prado)
 
Other crew
Gary Agriesti .... production assistant
Victor Bazaz .... production assistant
Howard Berger .... puppeteer: "Chucky"
Susan J. Bonno-Buckner .... first assistant accountant
Judith M. Brown .... welfare worker
Billy Bryan .... puppeteer: "Chucky"
John Ross Bush .... location manager
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Allen Coulter .... mechanical crew
Allen Coulter .... puppeteer: "Chucky"
Pete Emmet .... unit publicist
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Jim Franklyn .... assistant auditor (as James P. Franklyn)
Karen Golden .... script supervisor
Judy Groffman .... production associate
Steven James .... mechanical crew
Steven James .... puppeteer: "Chucky"
Gordon K. Kee .... auditor
Carol Kim .... assistant to Mr. Osborne
David Kirschner .... creator: Chucky doll
Ross L. Kulma .... set medic: Chicago
Frank Charles Lutkus III .... mechanical crew
Frank Charles Lutkus III .... puppeteer: "Chucky"
Michael J. Malone .... location manager
Steven Matthys .... craft service: Chicago (as Steven Cyril Matthys)
John Moy .... craft service (as John S. Moy)
Dave Nelson .... mechanical crew
Dave Nelson .... puppeteer: "Chucky" (as David Arthur Nelson)
Lisa J. Olin .... assistant to producer
Aaron Osborne .... production assistant
Margrit Polak .... dialogue coach
Hal Reinstra .... production assistant (as Hal G. Reinstra)
Sioux Richards .... script supervisor: second unit
Carol S. Siegle .... assistant to director (as Carol Siegle)
Loren Soman .... mechanical crew
Loren Soman .... puppeteer: "Chucky"
Marc Tyler .... puppeteer: "Chucky"
N. Brock Winkless IV .... mechanical crew
N. Brock Winkless IV .... puppeteer: "Chucky"
Kevin Yagher .... doll designer: "Chucky" doll
 

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Runtime:
87 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:14A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-16 (original rating) | Finland:K-15 (re-rating) | Finland:(Banned) (1988) | France:12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2011) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Ireland:18 (original rating) | Italy:T | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Norway:(Banned) (1989-2003) (cinema release) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Spain:18 (DVD version) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:15 (uncut) (2005) | UK:15 (cut) (1989) | USA:R (certificate. 29242) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The first draft of the script was completed in the summer of 1985 and referenced Chucky as Buddy whom came to life after mixing blood with Andy and killed those against Andy (baby-sitter, teacher) manifesting Andy's loneliness and isolation from an overworked mother and absent father. In addition to being a more psychologically driven horror film, 'Buddy' also only came alive at night when Andy was asleep.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Chucky is set alight, as he knocks down the fireplace guard you can see both his shoes have come off. In the following shots as he climbs across the sofa, his shoes are back on.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Mike Norris:I got the strangler! Wabash and Van Buren.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
SECOND SIGHTSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the old BBFC 15 Version and the Uncut Version?
What other actors auditioned or dropped out?
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
One of my favorites, 28 February 2005
Author: sportsman2031 from massachusetts

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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