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Dr. Giggles (1992)

A doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was murdered and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a young teenage girl who has a heart condition.

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Max Anderson
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Officer Joe Reitz
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Officer Hank Magruder
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Tamara
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Dr. Chamberlain
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Elaine Henderson
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Coreen
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Normi
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Stu
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Dianne
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Trotter
Denise Barnes ...
Leigh
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The psychopathic son of a mass-murdering doctor, escapes from his mental institution to seek revenge on the town where his father was caught. The giggling doctor kills his victims with a surgical theme. His goal being to give one of the townfolk a heart transplant. Written by Rob Hartill

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If you're from Moorehigh and you get sick, fall on your knees and pray you die quick. See more »


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Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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23 October 1992 (USA)  »

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$8,403,433 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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The film was re-released on December 12th, 2009 at New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Seventeen years after its original theatrical October 23rd, 1992 release date. See more »

Goofs

When Tamara is in the bedroom, she tosses ice cream on the mirror. She then starts to clean it off, but is actually smearing the ice cream leaving a huge stain on the mirror. When she notices the medical kit on the bed, she turns around. Behind her, the mirror is now clean and spotless. See more »

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Doctor Evan Rendell: [in bed] I hope you have protection.
[Pulls out scalpel and giggles. Boy screams]
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Written by David Bowie and Hunt Sales
Performed by Tin Machine
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A Surprise: 'Dr. Giggles" Is A Funny Guy
3 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a surprisingly entertaining B-type film with a lot of good lines by "Dr. Giggles" (Larry Drake). "Dr. Giggles" is a mad doctor who has this high-pitched giggle when he kills people, which is frequently.

It sounds hokey, and it is, but it's done with great tongue-in-cheek humor. Actually, that's what I think this is: a takeoff on grisly horror movies. Drake's Ines, mostly doctor clinches, are very funny and his face is strange enough so that he fits the part. The rest of the cast is Hollywood-typical teens.

This movie is well photographed, too and with nice color sand some good camera angles. Nothing outstanding but definitely a "sleeper," something much better than anticipated.


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