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Dolly Dearest (1991)

An American family moves to Mexico to fabricate dolls, but their toy factory happens to be next to a Sanzian grave and the toys come into possession of an old, malicious spirit.

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Maria Lease

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Maria Lease (story), Rod Nave (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Denise Crosby ... Marilyn Wade
Sam Bottoms ... Elliot Wade
Rip Torn ... Karl Resnick
Chris Demetral ... Jimmy Wade
Candace Hutson ... Jessica Wade (as Candy Hutson)
Lupe Ontiveros ... Camilla
Enrique Renaldo ... Estrella
Alma Martinez ... Alva (as Alma Martínez)
Will Gotay Will Gotay ... Luis
Rene Victor Rene Victor ... Nun at the Convent
Luis Cortez Luis Cortez ... Peter
Jaime Gomez ... Hector
Brass Adams Brass Adams ... Bob Larabe
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Storyline

An American family moves to Mexico to fabricate dolls, but their toy factory happens to be next to a Sanzian grave and the toys come into possession of an old, malicious spirit. Written by Jan Teekman <janteekman@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This is where the fairy tale ends and the nightmare begins. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Boneca Diabólica See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is often considered a clone of Child's Play (1988), both being part of the "killer doll" genre. Ed Gale played the part of the possessed doll in both movies. See more »

Goofs

When Jessica attacks her mom, the shotgun is dropped and slides along. As it slides, the tape mark it hits is visible. See more »

Quotes

Dolly: Oh, goody, we're going for a ride!
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Connections

Referenced in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Good Will Haunting (1998) See more »

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FAIR SPECIAL EFFECTS, BUT NOT SCARY
21 November 1999 | by TEXICAN-2See all my reviews

This was one of those bad movies that had some good effects, but wasn't really scary, except to maybe a five year old.

The acting was good, but, the characters were annoying, and very stereotyped.

The life of the show was the terrific appearance of Rip Torn. He always seems to enjoy his work, and he has that kind of sarcastic side about him that you can chuckle at and not feel bad about it.

So good scares for the young or the faint-at-heart. Otherwise, just a standard possessed-doll-raising-hell-type movie.


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