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The Pit (1981)

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A solitary and strange preteen boy wreaks revenge on his harassers when he makes a disturbing discovery in the depth of a forest.

Director:

Lew Lehman

Writer:

Ian A. Stuart (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammy Snyders ... Jamie Benjamin
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Sandy O'Reilly
Sonja Smits ... Mrs. Lynde
Laura Hollingsworth Laura Hollingsworth ... Marg Livingstone
John Auten John Auten ... Library Janitor
Laura Press Laura Press ... Mrs. Benjamin
Paul Grisham Paul Grisham ... Freddy
Wendy Schmidt Wendy Schmidt ... Christina
Andrea Swartz Andrea Swartz ... Abergail
Edith Bedker Edith Bedker ... Louise
Lillian Graham Lillian Graham ... Miss Oliphant
Richard Alden ... Mr. Benjamin
Gerard Jordan Gerard Jordan ... Allan
Cindy Auten Cindy Auten ... Library Clerk
Patrick Patterson Patrick Patterson ... Butcher
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Storyline

Twelve year-old Jamie Benjamin is a misunderstood lad. His classmates pick on him, his neighbors think he's weird and his parents ignore him. But now Jamie has a secret weapon: deep in the woods he has discovered a deep pit full of man-eating creatures he calls Trogs... and it isn't long before he gets an idea for getting revenge and feeding the Trogs in the process! Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Down in the pit there's something alive. Half-human, half-monster half-crazed. Pray to God it only kills you. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pit See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$560

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$560
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Production Co:

Amulet Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sammy Snyders was fourteen-years-old at the time this film was shot. Moreover, Synders would go out dancing at a disco bar in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on his off hours. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Benjamin: Abergail's missing and so is Mrs. Oliphant, aren't they? And Freddy and Christina... They don't eat chocolate bars. You know what they eat?
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Referenced in Video Violence (1987) See more »

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This kid is creepy not autistic
9 October 2002 | by kolchak25See all my reviews

The description on the box said our protagonist is autistic and taunted by other children, which would surely make him a very sympathetic character. However after watching the film, either the box was in error or the writers didn't know anything about autism. The character displays no symptoms of autism, but instead just appears to be a very creepy and disturbed kid. There are a couple of kids that make fun of him, but other than that the movie revolves mostly around his peering in windows at naked women and luring people to this pit in the woods. Instead of feeling sorry for him, you want just want him to die.


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