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Triloquist (2008)

In 1993, in Hollywood, California, a decadent ventriloquist overdoses and dies, leaving her two children to be sent to a foster house with their dummy. Their lives become a nightmare of abuse and murder, to be avenged by a wrathful dummy.

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Angelina
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Norbert
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Robin
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Detective Kislow
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Dummy (voice)
Barry Levine ...
Motel Manager
Dagmar Peterson ...
Jane
Sabrina Niselman ...
Little Angelina
Tayler Lynch ...
Little Norbert
Fred Cameron ...
Perverted Uncle
Yvette Marin Barlow ...
Woman
Jordan Green ...
Goblin Boy
Kamean Peterson ...
Pirate Boy
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Detective Evans
Andrew Zak ...
Strip Club Owner
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In 1993, in Hollywood, California, the addicted in heroin mother of two children is a decadent ventriloquist that can not find work anymore. When she overdoses and dies, the siblings Norbert and Angelina are sent to a foster house with their dummy. Later they are sent to their uncle's house; the man sexually abuses Angelina and the dummy kills him. Years later, Norbert (who can't speak) and his seventeen year-old alcoholic sister Angelina are living on the streets; when the dummy slaughters a boy, Norbert is accused and arrested by the police and sent to an asylum with his dummy. Later Angelina decides to release her brother and finds a woman in order to give an offspring to her family. She breaks into the institution, kills the male nurse and Norbert escapes. When they meet Robin on the road, Angelina decides that the teenager will be the mother of her nephew and they abduct the girl. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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You'll laugh. You'll die. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for violence, language including sexual references, nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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7 March 2008 (Japan)  »

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[repeated line]
Angelina: Group hug.
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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"Beautiful Dreamer'
Sung by Katrina Abrahemian
Adapted by Geoff Levin and Mark Jones
Produced and Arranged by Geoff Levin
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The most original American horror film of the year.
16 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's not a sequel or a remake, and sadly, is the most original American horror film of the year. I thought Paydin LoPachin who played Angelina was excellent and wish her an accomplished film career. The dummy was hilarious and the music was awesome too. I came into this with negative expectations and was pleasantly surprised. The people who hated this flick were ones who actually took this seriously. The film wasn't made to be taken seriously--just like LEPRECHAUN. This is better than LEPRECHAUN in my opinion and I have seen in FOURTEEN TIMES and it hasn't gotten old. Am I obsessed? Probably--the reason being is because it is the most original American horror film of the year which is frankly quite depressing. Hollywood is really lazy and remaking all of these great classics is completely unnecessary and stupid. Go into this with bad expectations and leave feeling pleased with this light comedic horror which is laugh-out-loud funny.


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