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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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Too many holes, but still a fair film.
22 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Okay, the premise and story ARE cliched. But the film is executed with a far greater degree of skill than you'd expect from the director of such undistinguished (if not downright bad) films as "Night of the Demons". His direction here is more mature and measured (though not without its effective "Boo!" moments). However, the film suffers from one of those annoyingly ambiguous endings, where the filmmakers can't think of a way to cover up their plot holes, so they "leave you to decide". (**1/2)


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