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Popcorn (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  1 February 1991 (USA)
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A "Leatherface" type murderer who wears other people's faces, kills at an all-night horrorthon at an old theatre put on by a bunch of film students. Maggie, the lead character, believes ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maggie
Tom Villard ...
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Suzanne (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Derek Rydall ...
Mark
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Bud
Elliott Hurst ...
Leon
Ivette Soler ...
Joannie
Freddie Simpson ...
Tina (as Freddie Marie Simpson)
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Cheryl
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Joy (as Karen Witter)
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Dr. Mnesyne
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Mr. Davis
Scott Thompson ...
Bearded Guy
Will Knickerbocker ...
Landlord / Warden
Ethan Ormsby ...
Two Headed Guy
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Storyline

A "Leatherface" type murderer who wears other people's faces, kills at an all-night horrorthon at an old theatre put on by a bunch of film students. Maggie, the lead character, believes it's really Lanyard Gates, a crazed film maker who killed his family live on stage, fifteen years ago. And now he's back to kill his daughter, Sara, who is believed to be really Maggie. Written by Jason Mechalek

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Buy a bag, go home in a box. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Phantom of the Cinema  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$4,205,000 (USA)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Alan Ormsby was replaced after three weeks of principal photography by Mark Herrier. See more »

Goofs

When Toby is checking everyone to make sure their costumes work, wheelchair-bound Bud is shown standing in a coffin-fixture. Since he was in the coffin costume, there was nothing there to be "holding" the character in a standing position, and he was obviously not in his wheelchair, as he is at standing height with everyone else. See more »

Quotes

Bud: I look like a fucking snowcone!
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References My World Dies Screaming (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
Performed by Ossie D and Stevie G
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Used by permission of Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc.
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A good time classic
1 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of my old favorite horror flicks, I remember renting this when it first came out, and I loved it since then!

The storyline of this movie is so classic and original, but thats what it made it so great!

I was a little shocked to read that Toby (Tom Villard) had passed away, I had no idea, he was one of my favorite movie psychos, and I was wondering if he'd be in any other movies...R.I.P Tom Villard.

If you haven't seen this movie, rent it now! Or since its been released on DVD, pick it up! remember, "Buy a bag, go home in a box." !


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