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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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Cast

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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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Quotes

Angelina: [after mortally injuring Norbert] There's no group hug this time, Norby.
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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Billy Boy Love
Sung by DeeDee O'Malley
Adapted by Mark Jones and Geoff Levin
Produced and Arranged by Geoff Levin
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Sister loves Brother. Brother loves Dummy. They all love killing people.
16 September 2009 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

Man, this "killer puppet movie" was warped... It's definitely not a film for all tastes. Can't really say it's a decent film either, but it's just so demented, going from plain dumb to hilarious. Paydin LoPachin gave it her best shot as deranged sister Angelina, but I find her performance admirable at best. I didn't really found her capable of completely carrying the film, sadly. Still, a crazy killer doll movie, with offbeat white trash slasher moments and a road-movie vibe reminiscent of NATURAL BORN KILLERS by the guy (Mark Jones) who previously brought us enjoyable nonsense like LEPRECHAUN and RUMPELSTILTSKIN... That alone is reason enough to watch TRILOQUIST and like it, regardless. One visual gag had me really laughing out loud: The dummy shoots the cop, and the shotgun kicks back and blows him wooosh out of the frame! That's funny stuff! Add some welcome female nudity. A little bit of gore & bloodshed. A lot of sick jokes. And this flick can't be all bad, can it?


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