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18 May 1991 (Japan) See more »
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This cop's got a brand new partner... And a lot of explaining to do. See more »
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Gnorm is just an average Gnome. But he wants to impress the lady Gnomes by doing something heroic. So... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anthony Michael Hall ... Casey Gallagher

Jerry Orbach ... Stan Walton

Claudia Christian ... Samantha 'Sam'

Eli Danker ... Zadar

Mark Harelik ... Detective Kaminsky

Robert Z'Dar ... Reggie
Mike Avery ... Gnorm
Craig Caton ... Gnorm
Greg Figiel ... Gnorm
Eric Karlen ... Gnorm
Eileen Kastner-Delago ... Gnorm
Richard J. Landon ... Gnorm (as Richard Landon)
Frank Charles Lutkus III ... Gnorm (as Charles Lutkus)
Shane Mahan ... Gnorm
Brandon Mason ... Gnorm
Dave Nelson ... Gnorm (as David Nelson)

Rob Paulsen ... Gnorm / Vocal Magic (voice)
Jon Price ... Gnorm
John Rosengrant ... Gnorm

Will Ryan ... Gnorm

Shannon Shea ... Gnorm
Mike Trcic ... Gnorm

Joseph R. Sicari ... Ferril
Greg Kean ... Budd

Rueben Grundy ... Cop #1 (as Reuben Grundy)

Guy Garner ... Cop #2

Elizabeth Bliss ... Teen Mother
Michael Faustino ... Little Boy
Tisha Putman ... Valley Girl
Deanna Oliver ... Cashier
Michelle Johnston ... Stripper
Don Woodard ... Drunk in bar
Wren T. Brown ... Hearse Driver (as Wren Brown)

Pat Crawford Brown ... Female Mourner
Steve Susskind ... C.P.R Man
Justin Lord ... Booking Officer
Peter Schreiner ... Photographer
Wolff Perry ... Medic
Ken Martinez ... Lab Technician

Directed by
Stan Winston 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Pen Densham (story)

Pen Densham (screenplay) and
John Watson (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert W. Cort .... producer
Pen Densham .... producer
Lawrence Kasanoff .... executive producer
Scott Kroopf .... producer
Richard Barton Lewis .... producer (as Richard Lewis)
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... associate producer
Ellen Steloff .... executive producer
John Watson .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Gibbs 
 
Cinematography by
Bojan Bazelli 
 
Film Editing by
Marcus Manton 
 
Casting by
Melissa Skoff 
 
Production Design by
Marcia Hinds 
 
Art Direction by
Bo Johnson 
 
Set Decoration by
Tom Talbert 
 
Costume Design by
Audrey M. Bansmer 
 
Makeup Department
Lilly Benyair-Gart .... makeup artist (as Lily Benyair)
Annette E. Fabrizi .... hair stylist
Marina Torpin .... hair stylist: second unit
Marina Torpin .... makeup artist: second unit
 
Production Management
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Gill .... second unit director
Larry Lerner .... second assistant director: second unit
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... first assistant director: second unit
Bob Roe .... first assistant director
W. Thomas Snyder .... second assistant director (as Thomas Snyder)
 
Art Department
Jonathan Craven .... art department assistant
David Durand .... storyboard artist
Brian Durham .... set dresser
Greg Figiel .... sculptor
Rick Gamez .... special props
Eileen Kastner-Delago .... art department: Stan Winston Studio
Michael Keefer .... set dresser: second unit
Marcus Kuhn .... key scenic artist
Richard Malzahn .... art department supervisor
Michael Miller .... props
Michele Moen .... illustrator (as Michelle Moen)
Lars Petersen .... construction coordinator
Kevin Reter .... model maker
Andy Schoneberg .... sculptor
Brent Scrivener .... special props
David Stawecki .... propmaker
Philip Steuer .... property master
Mike Trcic .... sculptor
Steven C. Voll .... propmaker
Miriam Warwick .... scenic artist
Bill Zullo .... props
 
Sound Department
Albert Aquino .... boom operator
Barbara Barnaby .... supervising adr editor
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording: previews
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
Ann Ducommun .... assistant sound editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Arnold Finkelstein .... sound effects editor
Robert Fitzgerald .... supervising sound editor
Howard Gindoff .... sound effects editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recordist: previews
Allen Hartz .... sound effects editor
Nash Michael .... assistant sound editor (as Debbie Rosenblum)
Gary Montgomery .... adr mixer
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer
Hari Ryatt .... supervising sound editor
Scott Steinder .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Stubblefield .... dialogue editor
Bruce Stubblefield .... sound effects editor
Greg Townley .... sound engineer: post-production
Joel Valentine .... special sound effects
Jeff Vaughn .... additional sound engineer
Fred Wasser .... sound effects editor
Russell Williams II .... sound mixer
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Craig Caton .... key mechanical: Stan Winston Studio
Patrick L. Dalton .... special effects technician
Greg Figiel .... key sculptor: Stan Winston Studio
Ziggy Geike .... wigs: Stan Winston Studio
Mecki Heussen .... mechanical: Stan Winston Studio
Joe Knott .... special effects: second unit
Richard J. Landon .... key mechanical: Stan Winston Studio
Frank Charles Lutkus III .... key mechanical: Stan Winston Studio
Shane Mahan .... key art department: Stan Winston Studio
Karen Mason .... costume: Stan Winston Studio
Joe Montenegro .... special effects technician
Dave Nelson .... mechanical coordinator: Stan Winston Studio
Rudy Perez .... special effects
Jon Curtis Price .... mechanical department: Stan Winston Studio
Kevin Reter .... moldmaker: Stan Winston Studio
John Rosengrant .... key art department: Stan Winston Studio
Andy Schoneberg .... key sculptor: Stan Winston Studio
Shannon Shea .... key art department: Stan Winston Studio
Mike Trcic .... key sculptor: Stan Winston Studio
Randy Willard .... special effects technician
Robert G. Willard .... special effects supervisor
Jerry D. Williams .... special effects coordinator: second unit
 
Visual Effects by
Nina Chierichetti .... rotoscope artist
Robert Habros .... optical department supervisor
 
Stunts
John Alden .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts
Geoff Brewer .... stunts
Joe Dunne .... stunts
Richard Epper .... stunt driver
Richard Epper .... stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunts
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunts (as Hill Farnsworth)
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts
Greg Gault .... stunts
Andree Gibbs .... stunts
Tim Gilbert .... stunts
Andy Gill .... stunts
Jack Gill .... stunt coordinator
Terry Jackson .... stunts
Al Jones .... stunts
Brett A. Jones .... stunts
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunts
Matt McColm .... stunts
Paula Marie Moody .... stunts
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts
Spike Silver .... stunts
Mike Tillman .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Baldino .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Vincent J. Baldino)
Vincent Baldino .... director of photography: second unit (as Vincent J. Baldino)
Bojan Bazelli .... camera operator
Stephenie Blakemore .... electrician
Michael C. Blundell .... electrician
Stephen Cunningham .... second assistant camera: second unit
Ric Delgado .... electrician
Sam Emerson .... still photographer
Linda Field .... best boy grip
Kevin 'Rambo' Fitzgerald .... best boy grip
Kevin 'Rambo' Fitzgerald .... grip (as Kenin 'Rambo' Fitzgerald)
David Gasperik .... electrician
Alan Gitlin .... second assistant camera
Keith Gorman .... grip
Robert Heine .... first assistant camera
Rick Herres .... grip
Jeff Jur .... additional photographer
Andrew Kimbrough .... grip
Steven Kline .... assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
Timothy 'Guido' Magaraci .... best boy: second unit (as Tim Magaraci)
Steven Mattson .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Steven Hugo Mattson .... first assistant camera: second unit
Ralph Merzbach .... video technician
Anthony G. Nakonechnyj .... gaffer
Darrin C. Porter .... electrician
Jason Poteet .... dolly grip
Daryl 'Dazz' Reynolds .... electrician
Jay Roach .... camera operator: "b" camera, second unit
Michael 'Spike' Ryan .... dolly grip
Roger Sassen .... key grip: second unit
Stephen Sharp .... best boy electric
George Sims .... grip
Charles Welch .... grip
Stephen Welch .... key grip
Wes Houle .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sandy Holt .... voice casting
Debi Manwiller .... casting associate
Mimi Maynard .... voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lila Berkheim .... costumer
Laura Goldsmith .... costumer
William Lewis .... costumer (as William Buddy Lewis)
Philip Maldonado .... costumer
Karen Mason .... costume designer: "Gnorm" costumes
Peggy Margaret Schnaidt .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Howard Baral .... post-production administrator
Robert C. Baral .... post-production administrator
Jim Bonn .... negative cutter
Anne Couk .... first assistant editor
Jeff Etcher .... editor trainee
Mike Milliken .... color timer
Corinne Villa .... second assistant editor
Matt Winston .... editor trainee
 
Music Department
Marylata Elton .... music coordinator
Philip Giffin .... conductor
Philip Giffin .... orchestrator
Michael Harriton .... additional orchestrator
Lisa Kauppi .... music editor
Conrad Pope .... additional orchestrator
G. Marq Roswell .... music supervisor (as G. Mark Roswell)
Gabe Veltri .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
George Alden .... driver
Mike Berdrow .... driver
Denny Caira .... driver
Randy Cantor .... driver
Robert C. Cawley .... transportation captain
Gary Cruise .... driver
James D. D'Amico .... driver
Gale Fisher .... driver
Jim Frear .... driver
Bobbie Green .... driver
Frank Hale .... driver
Gerald 'Jerry' W. Henry .... driver
Kelly Hustis .... driver (as Kelly L. Hustis)
Peri Kittell .... driver
Michael McDuffee .... transportation coordinator
David Menapace .... driver
Fred Moshier .... driver
Lee Nashold .... driver: camera car
Mike Padovich .... driver
Robert Santoro .... driver
Dusty Saunders .... driver
Tommy Ray Smith .... driver
Anthony C. Steere .... driver
Val Thorgusen .... driver
 
Other crew
Rudy Amling .... stand-in
Mike Avery .... gnorm wrangler
Mike Avery .... stand-in
Marilyn Bailey .... script supervisor
Claire Baker .... production coordinator
Christine Bonnem .... location manager
Larry P. Bradfield .... technical advisor
Craig Caton .... gnorm wrangler
Robert Currier .... associate producer: second unit
Anne D'Amato .... production associate
Nick Drobac .... stand-in
Greg Figiel .... gnorm wrangler
Scott Fort .... associate producer: second unit
Nan Garcia-Wood .... medical technical advisor
Cynthia Gates Fujikawa .... assistant administrator
Richard Gibbs .... synthesizer
Eric Karlen .... gnorm wrangler
Eric Karlen .... stand-in: photographs
Eileen Kastner-Delago .... gnorm wrangler
Samantha C. Kirkeby .... production assistant
Amy Krell .... assistant production coordinator
Richard J. Landon .... gnorm wrangler
Scott Lavalley .... studio teacher
Shane Mahan .... gnorm wrangler
Arlene Marechal .... assistant: Stan Winston
Brandon Mason .... gnorm wrangler
Liz Matthews .... location assistant
Jennifer Mielziner .... paramedic
Anna C. Miller .... production secretary
Robert Mintz .... completion executive
John Moffet .... production assistant
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... first assistant director: second unit
Dave Nelson .... gnorm wrangler (as David Nelson)
Dave Nelson .... mechanical coordinator (as David Nelson)
Brian Owen .... production assistant
Connie Papineau .... script supervisor: second unit
Bob Porter .... craft service: second unit
Jon Curtis Price .... gnorm wrangler
Kevin Reter .... moldmaker
Tim Roe .... production assistant
John Rosengrant .... gnorm wrangler
Will Ryan .... gnorm wrangler
Andy Schoneberg .... gnorm wrangler
Shannon Shea .... gnorm wrangler
Don Speakman .... craft service
Mark Stern .... assistant: John Watson
Shelly Surpin .... legal advisor (as Shelley Surpin)
Douy Swofford .... title designer: main titles
Mike Trcic .... gnorm wrangler
Ray Zimmerman .... production accountant
 
Thanks
Sam Goldrich .... special thanks
John Griffith .... special thanks: The City of Long Beach coordination
Sandy Levine .... special thanks: Griffith Park coordination
Anne Montgomery .... special thanks
Adam Platnick .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Upworld, the Magic Little Alien" - Philippines (English title)
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84 min
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Trivia:
Filmed in 1988, received limited release in 1990, pulled from circulation and re-released in 1992.See more »
Quotes:
Gnorm:Make her toes curl...See more »
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Lost in Weird, 11 January 2013
Author: peace63 from Valencia, Spain

I was cable-surfing the other night, and stumbled across this movie. The gnome was on the screen talking, and I thought for sure it was DJ Qualls, who has been a guest on Supernatural, and other shows. Well, Gnorm sounds and looks just like DJ Qualls, but this movie was made long before DJ Qualls was active as an actor.

Claudia Christian is in the film, and I had never seen her in any movie where she just looks like a total mandroid. Her boyfriend, the lead actor, has no chemistry going with her, and the scenes when the two of them are together are visibly uncomfortable and drag.

The only bright light in this movie is Jerry Orbach. What was a great actor like him doing in this dud? I feel like Jerry Orbach was made for the Law and Order TV series, and it was the vehicle that highlighted everything that was great about him as an actor. Unfortunately, in this film, he is cast as the bad guy trying to kill the gnome. Orbach tries his best to play Barney Fife, but it is a bit painful to watch "Lenny Briscoe" running around shooting at a muppet.

Overall, this is a bizarre film. It is like a weird time-capsule. There is nothing very entertaining about it, but if you like to eat ice cream with cheddar cheese, then this might be fun for you.

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