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Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lawrence Mortorff ...
Bum
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Sharon Hill ...
Blond Nurse
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Paramedic 1 (as Rob Treveiler)
Christopher Frederick ...
Paramedic 2
Lawrence Kuppin ...
Derelict
Sharon Percival ...
Brittany Virtue
Philip Hyland ...
Brad
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Bill the Bouncer
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CD the DJ
Peter Atkins ...
Rick the Barman / Barbie Cenobite
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Soldier 1 (as Paul Vincent Coleman)
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Hellraiser 3  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,534,961
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Trivia

The biggest issue was the Black Mass scene, which caused controversy in socially conservative North Carolina, Hickcox had been refused permission to shoot in a real church, so he used a matte painting as a background to the altar. When the crew complained of sacrilege, Hickcox told them it was no different than the countless Hammer horror films in which Christopher Lee as Dracula rampaged in churches. See more »

Goofs

When Joey bursts into the ER room, she witnesses a patient's head explode. As she staggers out however the patient can be seen lying on the gurney with his head very much intact. 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: Deader (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

What Girls Want
Performed by Material Issue
Music and Lyrics by Jim Ellison
Produced by Material Issue and Jeff Murphy
Published by PRI Songs, Inc and Jim Ellisongs
Courtesy of Mercury Records
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Being a slasher horror fan during it's rising in the late 70's early 80's I watched the first 2 HellRaiser films and when I saw part 3 I was disapointed. But watching it again (HBO 01/27/04) I gotta say I was impressed with the story in general.

I Really got into the last bit where the PinHead chracter confronts it's "good self" Very good plot twist written in the classic feel for the character.

If you were a fan of the first and second HellRaiser films rewatch 3 with an open mind... time heals all wounds.


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