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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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Cast

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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Release Date:

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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Asshole P.A.: [dying words] Don't give up the fight for truly independent cinema!
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Crazy Credits

[Some of the cast of characters are listed with their causes of death, interspersed with Tromovie Fun Facts and other stuff.] Casey (death by fire and boom pole through nether regions) Larry Benjamin (death by explosion) Mysterious Woman (see Casey above) Naked P.A. (death by vehicular head crushing) Toddster (death by bong hit) Jacob Gelman (death by being eaten by escalator) TROMOVIE FUN FACT: Perhaps inspired by his hero ROBERT DENIRO, TROMA Superstar and escalator victim JOE FLEISHAKER bulked up from 398 to 402 pounds for the role of Jacob Gelman, a character described in the script as "FAT". Asshole P.A. (death by legs cut off by trucks) Edgar Allan (death by stretched penis) Popo (death by crucifixion): HIMSELF French Cool Cats (death by vomit asphyxiation and car crash) Stephen (death from head fried by lamp) Jennifer's Mom (death by disgusting flesh-eating bacteria; not shown) Guy Beaten By Leg (death from broken heart) Old Man Phil (death by fecal accident) Toxie's Father (death by blowing brains out) Pregnant Woman (de-fetustration) TROMOVIE FUN FACT: TERROR FIRMER is the first film in history to be edited by a non-seeing, no-limbed, drug addicted, gyno-African American specially abled individual This groundbreaking step in political correctness is of particular pride to the producers of TERROR FIRMER. Larry's Wife (trampled under foot) Cereal Killer's Victim (death by cornflakes) Squib Death Victim (death by bullet in head) Actor Hanging Off Building (death by severed fingers; resulting in 12 story fall) Toxic Crusader Songstress (killed by crew; not shown) Bitch: Barbra Streisand Other Festival Heads We Would Have Liked to Have in the Movie But Were Unable To GILLES JACOB, Cannes GEOFFREY GILMORE, Sundance MITCH DAVIS, Fantasia KARIM HUSSAIN, Fantasia PIERRE CORBEIL, Fantasia DAN MIRVISH, Slamdance FREDDY BOZZO, Brussels MARIO DORMINSKY, Portugal YOICHI KOMATSUSAWA, Tokyo TROMOVIE FUN FACT: The shocked onlookers listed above were actually more amused than shocked at witnessing a buck naked man running through the streets of New York. Hollywood Reporter: Better Than Variety 12 Year Old *Retarded..um.. Handicapped..er Stupid* Very Special Boy [everything between asterisks is crossed out in the credits] Frat Girl Who Smells Armpit (worse than death) THE CREDIT GUY here again. You may remember me from the end credits of Tromeo & Juliet. Since that film, I have been working on my craft, honing my skills, perfecting the fine art that is "credit-creating". To many of you insensitive cretins, the changes will be imperceptible. These little things will be evident to those few who truly appreciate the credit craft. By the way, I am naked right now. Am I making you hot? Call me at 1(800) 83 TROMA Actors...er, Individuals Who Portray Members of the Crew [Lists some extras] CREDIT GUY here again. Man, that was a long list. A long list like that takes stamina, intelligence and a winner's drive for anal minutia. If you are a large breasted (hopefully hardbodied) female who appreciates these qualities in an eggheaded, spindly limbed, prematurely balding man, please call me -- 1(800) 83 TROMA. Larry's *Blind...er... Vision Impaired...uh... Sight Challenged* Very Good Hearing-Having Cousin [again, everything between the asterisks has been crossed out] People We Cut Out Of the Film/Saved For The DVD [lists people] [The next things are stuff in the crew credits.] TROMOVIE FUN FACT: A Gaffer is a trained assassin who kills members of the cast if they step out of line. On TERROR FIRMER, George Gatter personally "gaffed" several unruly actors. Key Largo: Overrated Movie Best Bread: Bread & Cie, Charles Kaufman, prop Best Breast: Carla Burden Clapper Boy: Antares Bassis Boy With Clap: Lloyd Kaufman, 1969 Gripping: Last 10 minutes of SGT. KABUKIMAN, NYPD Telephone Operator: Any asshole with an IQ above 60 Lloyd Kaufman's Unit: Only 3 inches long Stock Market Boom: 1993-99 Big Boom: Ted Kazinsky Shit Supervisor: Howard P. Doody CREDIT GUY here again. It is a little known secret that many of the names in the credits are made up. It really only takes about 5 or 6 people to make a movie. One of them is me. Hell, half these names I made up myself. I mean, come on -- Antonio Canobbio? You think that's a real name. You're so stupid. I hate you. But I still want to love you. Call me at 1(800) 83-TROMA. TROMOVIE FUN FACT: Some of the production team of TERROR FIRMER was so fucked up that they were unable to find their own asses in a darkened room. They had significant trouble when the lights were on, as well. Kiss and Makeup: Juan A. Gedlaid KISS makeup: kicks ass! Fart Cutters: Crew after lunch Negative Attitude: Gets You Nowhere Additional Mixers: Tonic Water; Ginger Ale Graphic Sex: Clinton WHite House Phlegm: More Fun Than Silly Putty PUBLIC NOTICE: THE CREDIT GUY has been fired for disclosing trade secrets and proprietary information. Disregard his previous message as the lunatic rantings of an undersexed megalomaniac. I have taken his position as Credit Guy, but I am gay. While I have not yet achieved the Flaubertian or Balzac-inspired heights that Credit Guy #1 regularly achieved, I need a little lovin' too. If you want to "lock picture" with me, I'll gladly "render your end titles". Oh, yeah -- I can "fill your sprocket holes" 24 times a second. Call me 1(800) 83 TROMA. Still Angry: Lloyd Kaufman High Fall: Fat Bruce Willis High: Crew after hours Hi: Translation of "Yo! Yo! Yo!" TROMOVIE FUN FACT: The most dangerous stunt in TERROR FIRMER was trying to get away with using footage of the same car flip for the third time in a movie without our fans dismembering us. It's THE NEW CREDIT GUY again. Why haven't you called? I want you to be my "best boy". I've got a "key grip" I think you'll enjoy. I'm gonna "touch your ass". Call me. Extramarital Affairs: Bill Clinton Beverages: Mad Dog Beer This is THE NEW CREDIT GUY again. No one's called -- I'm sure you've all left the theater. I hope you're all happy -- I'm lonely, dejected, considering sleeping with a woman. Call me and cheer me up 1(800) 83 TROMA. Or send me naked pictures of yourself via the web -- creditguy@troma.com See more »

Connections

References The Big Heat (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Magical Girl
Performed by Gregg Peters
Written by Gregg Peters
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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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