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Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

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An investigative reporter must send the newly unbound Pinhead and his legions back to Hell.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lawrence Mortorff ...
Bum
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Sharon Ceccatti ...
Blond Nurse (as Sharon Hill)
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Paramedic 1 (as Rob Treveiler)
Christopher Frederick ...
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Lawrence Kuppin ...
Sharon Percival ...
Philip Hyland ...
David Young ...
Bill the Bouncer
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Peter Atkins ...
Paul Vincent Coleman ...
Soldier 1
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Storyline

Pinhead is stuck in a block after the Big Confrontation in "Hellbound," The block containing Pinhead and the puzzle cube is bought by a young playboy as sculpture. Pinhead busies himself escaping by getting the playboy to lure victims to his presence so he can use their blood. Once free, he seeks to destroy the puzzle cube so he need never return to Hell, but a female reporter is investigating the grisly murders and stands in his way. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Plot Keywords:

pinhead | hell | reporter | blood | chain | See more »

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He'll offer you the heights of ecstasy, but you'll spend eternity in the depths of hell. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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11 September 1992 (USA)  »

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Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth  »

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Box Office

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$12,534,961 (USA)
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Trivia

The initial 1-sheet artwork featured a side shot of Pinhead's screaming face. The MPAA said the artwork was too intense and asked that Pinhead be removed from the poster campaign. Miramax instead decided to use a composite photo of Pinhead from the original Hellraiser 1-sheet and successfully argued that it was suitable as it had already been used in the past. The MPAA relented and allowed this new poster art to be used. See more »

Goofs

Pinhead is able to return to earth in the form of a statue. This is supposed to be the same statue as the one that rose up out of the mattress at the very end of the second Hellraiser, but that statue was made of wood, and was covered with living images of hell, while the statue in this film is about four feet taller, and now made of marble. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bum: [referring to the Pillar of Souls] You want it?
J.P. Monroe: [laughs] Is it yours?
Bum: No. Not mine. Yours.
J.P. Monroe: How much you want for it?
Bum: Whatever you think it's worth.
[receives money]
Bum: Exactly the figure I had in mind. Take pleasure in it.
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Connections

Followed by Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Hanging Judge
Performed by Armored Saint
Music and Lyrics by Kill for Less Than That Music / Willesden Music
Courtesy of Metal Blade Records
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Hellraiser falls by the wayside
11 January 1999 | by (Morrisville, PA) – See all my reviews

Watching this film as part of a four movie Hellraiserthon, I was full of expectation after the brilliance of the first two films. This third venture was a total disappointment, replacing the plot and tension of the earlier films with pretty girls and lots of mindless violence. The only saving grace was the excellent performance by Doug Bradley as a very confident and menacing Pinhead. Personally, I'd watch the first two films many times again, but skip this vacation from quality.


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