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Terror Firmer (1999)

A homicidal maniac is on the loose in the city and the low-budget film crew of 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
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Jerry
Sheri Wenden ...
Mysterious Woman / Waitress
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Christine
Yaniv Sharon ...
Naked P.A.
Charlotte Kaufman ...
Audrey Benjamin
Gary Hrbek ...
Toddster
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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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Taglines:

Let's Make Some Art!

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

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

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,434 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

After Jennifer walks past a couple making out, the partial view of a crew member's head (hair only) can be seen on the right side of the shot. 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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Crazy Credits

All Rights Reserved. All Lefts Made From Far Lane. See more »

Connections

References A Christmas Carol (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Nowhere to Run
Performed by Under the Gun
Courtesy of Mendit, Inc. and Dead Seat Against Music
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There's something here to offend and/or disgust everyone!
16 February 2001 | by (Salem, Virginia) – See all my reviews

(my comments are based on the 114 min. unrated director's cut)

After the disappointing (but still funny) Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., Lloyed Kaufman and the gang at Troma regained their footing with 1996's great Tromeo and Juliet.

Well, Terror Firmer takes everything that great about T&J, multiplied it by 100 and added a ton of new gross out gags. This is easily the funniest, goriest, sexually explicit, extremely violent and politically incorrect movie in existance.

If you weren't a Troma fan before, this film isn't likely to convert you. It was made purely for the longtime Troma fans and the heart, honesty and energy put into it are apparent in every frame.

A true cult classic that is hilarious and shocking in equal doses.

"LET'S MAKE SOME ART!!!!!"

Rating: 9


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