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A Troll in Central Park (1994)

G  |   |  Animation, Family, Fantasy  |  7 October 1994 (USA)
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A friendly troll with a magic green thumb grows one flower too many for the queen, whose laws require all trolls to act meanly, be ugly and scare humans whenever possible. As a punishment, ... See full summary »

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Stanley (voice)
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Gnorga (voice)
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Llort (voice)
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Alan (voice) (as Jonathon Price)
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Hillary (voice)
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Gus (voice)
Tawny Sunshine Glover ...
Rosie (voice)
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Generic Pansy (voice)
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Boss (voice)
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Snuffy (voice) (as Pat Musik)
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A friendly troll with a magic green thumb grows one flower too many for the queen, whose laws require all trolls to act meanly, be ugly and scare humans whenever possible. As a punishment, he is exiled to a world of concrete, where he should live a life of proper trolldom: Manhattan. But of all places, his pod lands in Central Park, where he feels right at home. He befriends a young brother and sister, out for the day unknown to their parents, and must immediately protect them from the queen's attack. This is an adventure that teaches the importance of love and responsibility. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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The spectacular adventure of a magical troll who teaches two children that when you believe in yourself... You can do anything! See more »


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$71,368 (USA)
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Trivia

Co-director Gary Goldman said during an interview that the reason the movie did so poorly at the box office was the fact that it was released without any promotion, and that release was limited. He also stated that its distributor Warner Bros. did not have any confidence in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the full screen version, when Gus and Rosie leave Stanley to go home, some of their bodies start to vanish. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Stanley runs and bumps into a troll from behind]
Troll: Hey! Watch yourself!
[Stanley accidentally grows a flower]
Troll: Say, what was that?
[the troll laughs as Stanley drops his bag behind him and the flower jumps in]
Troll: Oh, for a minute, I thought I saw one of them, um, um, uh, flower things.
[the troll laughs]
Troll: That's a relief. I'd sure hate to have to tell the queen. Oh, well, have a rotten day!
[as the troll walks off, Stanley picks up his bag and waves]
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Crazy Credits

The final scene where the dog bites Llort continues during the beginning of the end credits. See more »

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Queen of Mean
Music by Robert Folk
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Cloris Leachman
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Corny at times
27 July 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie... if you are a kid. If not, this movie will seem very boring and corny at times. I remember seeing this movie as a child, and thought it was very good, some scenes made me cry. But when I look back at the movie, it seemed to have lost that magic. Stanley, the troll, loves flowers, is cute and so are Gus and Rosie. However, I thought the music was terrible, and the smiley flowers annoyed me. The plot is really predictable, and the movie goes too far with the villain. I though Gnorga was annoying especially with the "I hate flowers" thing.


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