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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Candace McKenzie ...
Sophia
Lewis Van Bergen ...
Vincent Gotto
Ivan Gueron ...
Rookie Patrolman
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Homicide Detective
Janis Chow ...
Newscaster
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District Attorney
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Judge Allen
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Jennifer Garrick
Brittany Alyse Smith ...
Zoe Garrick
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Barry
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School Teacher
Tara Hartman ...
Beth
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Beth's Friend (as Danielle Wiener)
Carianne Goldsmith ...
Beth's Friend
José Rey ...
Prison Guard
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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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Fantasy | Horror

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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Sophia gets out of the shower, she's dripping wet, her hair is soaked, but as she walks over to get a towel, the camera cuts to a different angle of her from behind and hair and body are completely dry. As she starts to towel off, her hair is suddenly wet again. 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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Not the best horror flick ever made, but not bad
28 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

PINOCCHIO'S REVENGE is basically just a CHILD'S PLAY rip-off, but it's a hell of a good one. It takes all the great elements of a horror movie and blends them together but doesn't quite work as the Chucky series, mainly due to the unoriginal premise. Still, there is enough style and effective scenes, creating a better-than-expected slasher flick that is neither good or bad. It's slightly better than mediocre, though I wouldn't exactly recommend it to friends. There are some really cool stuff here and there, not to mention moments of what I hope is intentional dark humor, although overall, I just can't bring myself to give it *** so I'll have to give it **1/2.


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