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Terror Firmer (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  20 June 1999 (USA)
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A homicidal maniac is on the loose in the city and the low budget film crew on a Troma movie have the power to stop them.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Casey Kaufman
Alyce LaTourelle ...
Jennifer
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Larry Benjamin
Trent Haaga ...
Jerry
Sheri Wenden ...
Mysterious Woman / Waitress
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Christine
Yaniv Sharon ...
Naked P.A.
Charlotte Kaufman ...
Audrey Benjamin
Gary Hrbek ...
Toddster
Joe Fleishaker ...
Jacob Gelman
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Casey's Dad
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Ward
Mario Díaz ...
DJ
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Andy
Lyle Derek ...
Asshole P.A.
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Storyline

This is the story of a low budget film crew, led by their blind film director, Larry Benjamin (Lloyd Kaufman/co-founder of Troma Inc.), trying to make some art. In addition to the typical trials and travails of a Troma set, the crew finds themselves set upon by a sexually conflicted, bomb bearing serial killer. Production assistant Jennifer (enchanting Alyce LaTourelle) struggles to succeed on set and to decide between the two men in her life - straitlaced Casey (Will Keenan) and over the edge Jerry (Trent Haaga). This threesome heats up as the killer draws even nearer. As the insanity increases and the bodies amass, the crew bands together (both physically and sexually) against the threat in their midst. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Let's Make Some Art!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude sexuality, language, violence and gore | See all certifications »

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20 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Terror de Equipe  »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,434 (USA) (29 October 1999)

Gross:

$1,434 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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Trivia

Based on Lloyd Kaufman's book All I Need To Know About Filmmaking I Learned From The Toxic Avenger. Also, many scenes and characters are references to real events and people on Troma sets. See more »

Goofs

During the scene with the Mysterious Woman is given a pickup by a couple strangers, it's obvious that the car (during the driving sequence) is obviously not moving; seeing as there is no scenery moving around in the driver's window. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer: I'm glad that wasn't a real knife.
Andy: If course it was not a real knife. We wouldn't even allow a butter knife on the set. We all know Benjamin's three simple rules to safety. One, safety to humans. Two, safety to people's property. And three, make a good movie.
Casey: Yeah, too bad he can't seem to get rule three right.
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Crazy Credits

All animals, actors or other forms of life were handled with the utmost care during the filming and were never purposely drugged, sedated or harmed. Except for those French guys in the car, who were accidentally run over by an equipment truck after the conclusion of their dangerous scene. See more »

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Terrorizer
Performed by Man Scouts of America
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The last great B-movie of the 20th Century
24 October 2008 | by (Tallahassee, Florida) – See all my reviews

After the massive success of Tromeo and Juliet, Lloyd Kaufman knew the direction his movies, as well as Troma, needed to go That direction is hardcore exploitation. After all those ridiculous reality shows made it big, Lloyd probably thought, why the hell not? A Troma movie about the production of "a Troma movie", dedicated to all of those who are dedicated to Troma. Lloyd also knew that he had to top Tromeo and Juliet, at least as far as shock value goes. Just one thing, More blood!! More blood!! The director of this "Troma movie" is played by Kaufman himself, Lloyd casting himself as a blind director is too hilarious for words. Trent Haaga makes an electrifying, first impression as Jerry, an over enthusiastic Troma fan who works on the set. Jerry loves B-cinema, especially Troma movies, so, one might appreciate his enthusiasm. Jerry's even met a special lady, Jennifer, on the set, but one problem, a slick, yet creepy, Spielberg/pickle lover, named Casey has eyes for the same girl. Meanwhile, Larry Benjamin (Lloyd) is driving himself crazy trying to unleash one more Troma movie (art) on an unsuspecting world. Things would probably go smoother if not for disgruntled frat boys, a talentless cast, a worthless crew, and all sorts of freaks with all sorts of issues. Normally, directing a Toxic Avenger sequel revolving around rape, and Toxie aborting his mother, would be no problem for a blind man, but now there's a killer on the set, Killing off the cast, hence the fake-looking blood. The police should probably do something, because all of this is screwing up the continuity even worse. Unlike a Baltimore director, who shall remain nameless, Lloyd Kaufman gives his fans exactly what they crave, every single time, Although, this time is some what of an exaggeration of that fact, which is honestly a little scary. To simplify things, Terror Firmer is like The Toxic Avenger meets Pink Flamigo's meets Dead-Alive. I don't care if you have seen them all, you'll feel compelled to look away at least once while viewing this monstrosity. Terror Firmer is everything we love about B-cinema, unrealistic, offensive, sleaze... well, that is what we love, right? That's what I thought. Terror Firmer is the quintessential, cult classic, the finale, closing out the century that gave us B-cinema, and Troma, of course. Thank's again, Lloyd. 10/10


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