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Pinocchio's Revenge (1996)

Defense attorney Jennifer Garrick acquires a Pinocchio puppet from a condemned serial killer. Her pre-teen daughter, Zoe, mistakes the puppet as a birthday present and grows really attached... See full summary »

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Defense attorney Jennifer Garrick acquires a Pinocchio puppet from a condemned serial killer. Her pre-teen daughter, Zoe, mistakes the puppet as a birthday present and grows really attached to her new doll friend. Suddenly, accidents begin to happen to those who cross Zoe. Zoe claims it's her Pinocchio doll. Zoe's therapist thinks otherwise. Soon Pinocchio and Zoe are conversing about his bad behavior. Pinnochio promises he'll behave if Zoe will cut his strings. Zoe complies, and the mysterious murders begin... Written by Humberto Amador

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Evil comes with strings attached

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Rated R for violence and terror, sex and nudity | See all certifications »

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7 October 1996 (USA)  »

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The Pinocchio Syndrome  »

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Was written and filmed under the title "Pinocchio Syndrome", but producers retitled it "Pinocchio's Revenge" when the film was completed for unknown reasons. It was the directors intention to name it "Pinocchio Syndrome". See more »

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Beth drops the invitations on the puddle, then appear over the grass, and then Zoe picks them up from the puddle. See more »

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On-set Pinocchio wrangler ... Dana Klaren See more »


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Something For Nothing
Written & Performed by Dennis Michael Tenney
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23 April 1999 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This was an ok movie. It was very odd. A convicted child murderer who was given the chair, left his only possession, a wooden Pinocchio doll, to his lawyer. She takes it home and before she can get rid of it, her daughter becomes lovingly attached to it. But things start to get weird. People are getting hurt, and her daughter is blaming it on Pinocchio. The ending of this movie makes no sense at all. Other than that, the movie was ok. It wasn't what I expected. I expected it to be a horror version of the Pinocchio story, not some dull story which just uses a Pinocchio doll. Wouldn't we all like to see Pinocchio slice up that Jepardo guy with a knife? With all the horror versions of old tales being released (Snow White, Romeo and Juliet) it would have been a good idea to make this one. Who wouldn't want to see Pinocchio kill Jepardo, eat the cricket and dance to Marilyn Manson music.


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