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Terror Firmer (1999)

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

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20 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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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The first Troma movie to be edited digitally on Avid. See more »

Quotes

Larry Benjamin: Christine, that was great! Now all we have to do is a couple of pickups and we can go home.
Christine: Larry, my contract with you says 15 hours and I've been here for 22 hours now! I'm tired and I want to go home!
Larry Benjamin: Of course you want to go home. While you were in that last scene, I could have sworn you were Marilyn Monroe in River of No Return. You were so beautiful in that!
Christine: Really, Larry? Marilyn Monroe?
Larry Benjamin: Yeah.
Christine: Well... I guess I could do a couple of more times. How do I look?
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All Rights Reserved. All Lefts Made From Far Lane. See more »

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In the Room
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Can you handle this freak show?
15 May 2013 | by (Kalamazoo, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I was exposed to this film last night. I feel both like my life is more complete AND like I'll never get back that weird little bit in my soul ever again. I'm not sure I've experienced that phenomena before. This film is gloriously terrible. I'm glad I watched it, despite possibly being scarred for life. "What doesn't kill you makes you stranger". I think they did a fantastic job of doing a terrible job, and the performances were pretty disturbingly well done for the most part, especially the main...guy. I think my favorite part might be the "continuity" bit, which is funny because it was one of the least over-the-top funny moments...for this movie. I was also really disturbed by the number of physically attractive actors in this film considering the bizarre, messed and/or stupid characters they played. It made me uncomfortable in a good/bad/confusing way, which I felt ultimately added to the specatacle.


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