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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:
Casey Kaufman
Alyce LaTourelle ...
Larry Benjamin
Trent Haaga ...
Sheri Wenden ...
Mysterious Woman / Waitress
Yaniv Sharon ...
Naked P.A.
Charlotte Kaufman ...
Audrey Benjamin
Gary Hrbek ...
Joe Fleishaker ...
Jacob Gelman
Casey's Dad
Mario Díaz ...
Lyle Derek ...
Asshole P.A.


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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Release Date:

20 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Terror de Equipe  »

Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie is also known as "One giant Tribute to all Troma films" as this film has many similarity's to other Troma movies or actors with small parts in this movie who were the leading characters in other Troma movies. See more »


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 »


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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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 »


References Bizarre (1980) See more »


Slam Train
Performed by Motorbaby
Written by Sharon Middendorf/Ten Wings Music and John Caruthers/Frisky Biscuit
Courtesy of No Solution/Mercury Records
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16 November 2005 | by (Plymouth, MN) – See all my reviews

Terror Firmer (Quickie Review) This is a Troma gem we've got here. And we all know what that means, right? It's likely going to be bizarre, violent, absurd, ridiculous, offensive... whathaveyou. And this film is all of those things--and then some. It revolves a film crew, led by a blind director (played by Troma founder, Lloyd Kaufman), making another Toxic Avenger movie. But the film crew is constantly plagued with problems, foremost among them is a psychotic killer doing in people throughout the film in humorous and gory ways. And, in typical Troma fashion, there's insults and spoofs galore, including repeated verbal attacks on Spielberg and a mocking of Seinfeld. Lloyd Kaufman really seems to have a hatred of fellow entertainment business Jews, it would seem... At any rate, the acting, at times is surprisingly good, the gore quality is about average--sometimes, however, laughably weak, entertaining and surprising nudity, and the story is somewhat ridiculous. Bizarre and shocking ending, to boot! Ron Jeremy has a small starring role as an abusive father... sort of...

So, who should watch this thing? Well, gorehounds with an interest in crazy movies will enjoy it, Troma fans will enjoy it--that's almost a given. A unique film, however you look at it. Recommended strongly to curiosity seekers with a tolerance (or love) for weirdness, violence, gore, nudity, and independent film fans. 7/10

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