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Matinee (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 29 January 1993 (USA)
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A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Ruth Corday / Carole
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Gene Loomis
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Stan
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Sandra
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Sherry
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Dennis Loomis (as Jesse Lee)
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Anne Loomis
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Harvey Starkweather
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Howard the Theater Manager
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Mr. Spector
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Herb Denning
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Bob
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Jack
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Rhonda
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Storyline

A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the B-movie. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Lawrence Woolsey presents the end of civilization as we know it. Make that... Proudly Presents!

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Rated PG for language, and for mild violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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29 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Matiné  »

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$9,532,895 (USA)
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Trivia

Herb Denning (Dick Miller) was named after Richard Denning, who played Mark Williams in Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) and Rick in Day the World Ended (1955) See more »

Goofs

The LP "The First Family" is seen in the record rack to the right of the phonograph when the boys are removing the Lenny Bruce LP from the record player. "The First Family" was recorded in October, 1962, the same time that the Cuban missile crisis was going on, and it had not yet been released. See more »

Quotes

General Ankrum: [referring to the giant creature climbing the building] What in creation do you call that thing?
Ruth Corday: Bill...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits are complete, we are treated to a quick snippet from "MANT" with the Cathy Moriarty character pining, "Oh, Bill". See more »

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Featured in Beethoven's 2nd (1993) See more »

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Written by Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein (as Gerald Goldstein) & Richard Gottehrer
Performed by The Angels
Courtesy of Polygram Special Markets
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Funny, Purely Cinematic and Fantastic.
20 November 2001 | by (Dudley, England) – See all my reviews

This has to be the most under-rated, under-valued and criminally under-seen film of all time. Funny, touching, nostalgic in a good way, a wonderful tribute to the very joy of film itself and, the clincher, a cast of kids that never get on your nerves. And even in any of the Coen Brother's films he has been in, John Goodman has never bettered his performance from this movie. If you love the movies, you'll love this film. See it; then see it again and again. It really is the undiscovered artistic masterpiece of the 20th Century.


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