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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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Details

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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Company Credits

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

The original screenplay differed greatly from the final draft. According to screenwriter Ian Stuart, besides being a much darker more serious movie; the "trogs" were supposed to be entirely in the mind of the "Jamie" character. These changes were supposedly made by director Lew Lehman. 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 Horror Business (2005) See more »

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12 November 2002 | by themaninblackSee all my reviews

Ok, let me just start by saying that this film is quite possibly one of the funniest films ever. My friends and I got together to watch it and couldn't stop laughing at it. You start off feeling sorry for the films main character and by the time you see him get punched in the face later, you are cheering for the kid who did it. This film would have been perfect fodder for Mystery Science Theater 3000, because that is exactly what me and my friends turned it into. If you are looking for a great movie to just sit around and watch with friends and rip apart, this one is it. I give it a 10!


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