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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 »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teddy See more »

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Budget:

CAD 1,000,000 (estimated)
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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

About fifty locals from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin worked on this movie as crew members. 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 Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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Perhaps the most ridiculous film ever made
27 September 1998 | by Klaus-9See all my reviews

I must say that I have watched this film probably twenty times, and for those handful of people who have even heard of this movie - I have a feeling you think that that is excessive. I own two copies of the film, one reprint from 1992 which can be found in the 9.99 section at any Suncoast, and the other an original miraculously found in a bargain bin at a small Wal-Mart. I have had many profound thoughts about this movie and why I am so attracted to an obviously bad movie. The answer: Sammy Snyders' eyes. No actor can say so much with once glance like Sammy. When Sandy doesn't allow Sammy to pick up the knife Sammy's eyes say - I am 12, I am a little pervert, I am crazy. And no actor can mask the subtle signs of autism like Sammy can. The cover claims Sammy has autism, however, it is never brought up in the movie. It is a stain that Sammy covers well. And even you can't admit you didn't laugh when Sammy wheels Mrs. Oliphant's wheelchair through the meadow. What a rollicking time that was! God bless Sammy Snyders, it is a shame that Hollywood and fame consumed him.


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