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A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

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Randall Peltzer
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Chinese Boy
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Grandfather (Mr. Wing)
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Rockin' Ricky Rialto (voice)
Susan Burgess ...
Little Girl
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Sheriff Frank
Arnie Moore ...
Alex
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Pete Fountaine
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Mr. Anderson
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Billy Peltzer
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Murray Futterman
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Kate Beringer
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Ruby Deagle
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Man on Street (as Don Elson)
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Mrs. Joe Harris
Danny Llewelyn ...
Hungry Harris Child (as Daniel Llewelyn)
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Mr. Corben
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Gerald Hopkins
Lois Foraker ...
Bank Teller
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Mr. Jones
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Dorry
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Lynn Peltzer
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Roy Hanson
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Schoolchild (as Nick Katt)
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Schoolchild
John C. Becher ...
Dr. Molinaro
Gwen Willson ...
Mrs. Molinaro
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Sheila Futterman
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Deputy Brent
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Dave Meyers (Santa)
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Lew Landers (WDHB-TV reporter) (as Jim McKrell)
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Stripe / Mogwai / Gremlins (voice)
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Gizmo (voice)
Fred Newman ...
Mogwai / Gremlins (voice)
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Mogwai / Gremlins (voice)
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Mogwai / Gremlins (voice)
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Mogwai / Gremlins (voice)
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Mogwai / Gremlins (voice) (as Bob Berger)
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Mogwai / Gremlins (voice) (as Mike Sheehan)
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Mogwai / Gremlins (voice)
Mushroom ...
Barney
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Donald Deagle (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Frank Baxter ...
Mr. Fiction Writer (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Adam Bean ...
Boy in Town Square (uncredited)
Karen Bean ...
Girl in Town Square (uncredited)
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TV News Reporter (uncredited)
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Dr. Research (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Man in Telephone Booth Glancing at Camera (uncredited)
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Robby the Robot (uncredited) (voice)
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Ron (uncredited)
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Robot (uncredited)
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Father Bartlett (uncredited)
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Man in Electric Wheelchair (uncredited)
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Mobil Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Joe Dante

Written by

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Chris Columbus ... (written by)

Produced by

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Michael Finnell ... producer
Kathleen Kennedy ... executive producer
Frank Marshall ... executive producer
Steven Spielberg ... executive producer

Music by

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Jerry Goldsmith

Cinematography by

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John Hora ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Tina Hirsch

Editorial Department

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Donah Bassett ... negative cutter (as Donah J. Bassett)
Tom Finan ... assistant editor
Robert Raring ... color timer
David Williams ... apprentice film editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Susan Arnold

Production Design by

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James H. Spencer

Set Decoration by

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Jackie Carr

Makeup Department

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Greg LaCava ... makeup artist (as Greg La Cava)
Cheri Ruff ... hair stylist
Stephen Norrington ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Phil Rawlins ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Carol Green ... second assistant director
James Quinn ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Bruce Edwin Gregory ... assistant property master (as Bruce Gregory)
William F. Matthews ... set designer (as William Matthews)
Michael Muscarella ... construction coordinator (as Michael A. Muscarella)
Tom von Badinski ... welder
Marty Wunderlich ... property master (as Martin Wunderlich)
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)
Michael W. Moore ... prop maker (uncredited)
Benjamin Resella ... scenic designer (uncredited)
Mark Sparks ... propmaker (uncredited)
Harold Weed ... model maker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Richard L. Anderson ... supervising sound editor
Warren Hamilton Jr. ... sound editor (as Warren Hamilton)
Ken King ... production sound mixer
Mark A. Mangini ... supervising sound editor (as Mark Mangini)
Tim Mangini ... assistant sound editor
Steve Maslow ... re-recording mixer
Kevin O'Connell ... re-recording mixer
Stephen Purvis ... dialogue editor (as Steve Purvis)
John Roesch ... foley artist
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
David E. Stone ... sound editor (as David Stone)
Bill Varney ... re-recording mixer
Douglas Vaughan ... boom operator
Alan Howarth ... special sound effects (uncredited)
Nicholas James ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Rick Kline ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Mary Jo Lang ... foley mixer (uncredited)
Greg Orloff ... foley recordist (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers ... technical director of sound (uncredited)
Solange S. Schwalbe ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Brent Baker ... creature crew
Jon Berg ... creature consultant
Bill Buttfield ... creature crew (as William Buttfield)
Blair Clark ... creature crew
Robert Cooper ... creature crew
Jay Davis ... creature crew
Randal M. Dutra ... creature crew (as Randy Dutra)
Tim Gillet ... creature crew (as Tim Gillette)
James Isaac ... creature crew
Pete Kleinow ... creature crew
Kelly Lepkowsky ... creature crew
Bob MacDonald Jr. ... special effects foreman
R.A. MacDonald ... special effects supervisor (as Bob MacDonald Sr.)
Marghi McMahon ... creature crew (as Marghe McMahon)
Tony McVey ... creature crew (as Anthony McVey)
Ralph Miller III ... creature crew (as Ralph Miller)
Thaine Morris ... creature crew
Gregg Olsson ... creature crew
Randy Ottenberg ... creature crew
Gary Platek ... creature crew
Chris Rand ... creature crew (as Christopher Rand)
Robert Seacrest ... creature crew (as Robert Secrest)
N. Theodore Shell ... creature crew (as Ted Shell)
Valerie Sofranko ... creature crew
David Sosalla ... creature crew
Tom St. Amand ... creature crew
Eben Stromquist ... creature crew
Kirk R. Thatcher ... creature crew (as Kirk Thatcher)
Carol Walas ... creature crew
Chris Walas ... creator: Gremlins
Mark Walas ... creature crew
Harold Weed ... creature crew
Joan Weinheimer ... creature crew
Ethan Wiley ... creature crew
Anna Albrecht ... creature crew (uncredited)
Crit Killen ... creature effects (uncredited)
Richard Ratliff ... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Ken Speed ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Richard Stutsman ... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Jeffrey A. Wischnack ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Rocco Gioffre ... matte artist
Bill Hansard ... process photography
William Reilly ... motion control technician
Layne Bourgoyne ... animator: VCE (uncredited)
Eric Guaglione ... miniature model maker: motion control miniature effects: DQI (uncredited)
Michael Joyce ... model shop supervisor (uncredited)
Bruce Woodside ... animator: VCE (uncredited)
Hoyt Yeatman ... matte photographer: DQI (uncredited)

Stunts

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Rudy Doucette ... stunts
Rosemary Johnston ... stunts
Terry Leonard ... stunt coordinator
Mike H. McGaughy ... stunts (as Mike McGaughy)
Gene McLaughlin ... stunts
Terry Leonard ... stunts (uncredited)
Mike H. McGaughy ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Norman Cattell ... first assistant camera
Norman Harris ... gaffer
Michael A. Jones ... camera operator (as Michael Jones)
William Kenney ... dolly grip (as William G. Kenney)
Ron Kenyon ... electrical best boy
Robert Miller ... grip best boy
Richard Moran ... key grip
Ralph Nelson ... still photographer (as Ralph Nelson Jr.)
Lex Rawlins ... second assistant camera
John Earl Burnett ... second assistant camera: additional photography (uncredited)
Michael B. Corbett ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Adam Glick ... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Albert Hood ... electrician (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen ... electrician: practical fixtures (uncredited)
John C. Moulds ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Stephen St. John ... steadicam operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Norman A. Burza ... costume supervisor: men (as Norman Burza)
Linda Matthews ... costume supervisor: women

Music Department

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Bruce Botnick ... music recording mixer
Robert Fernandez ... music recording mixer
Kenneth Hall ... music editor
Arthur Morton ... orchestrator
Harry Bluestone ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Tom Boyd ... oboe (uncredited)
Larry Bunker ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Gene Cipriano ... musician: clarinets (uncredited)
Alexander Courage ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Vince De Rosa ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Chuck Domanico ... musician: bass soloist (uncredited)
David Duke ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Leonard A. Engel ... supervising music editor (uncredited)
Dominick Fera ... musician: clarinets (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith ... conductor (uncredited)
Gary Gray ... musician: clarinets (uncredited)
Ralph Grierson ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Tommy Johnson ... musician: tuba soloist (uncredited)
Jo Ann Kane ... music preparation (uncredited)
Randy Kerber ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum ... musician: bass soloist (uncredited)
Michael Lang ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Ronny Lang ... musician: flute (uncredited)
William Mays ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Ed Meares ... musician: bass soloist (uncredited)
Bruce Morganthaler ... musician: bass soloist (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Richard Perissi ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Tom Raney ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Steve Schaeffer ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Eric Stonerook ... copyist (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Louise Di Tullio ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Lloyd Ulyate ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Ian Underwood ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Ken Watson ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Bob Zimmitti ... musician: percussion (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Robert Neilson ... transportation coordinator (as Bob Neilson)
Dave Robling ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Ray Berwick ... animal coordinator
Kenneth Gilbert ... script supervisor
Helene Harris ... assistant: Mike Finnell
Rob Harris ... unit publicist
Erik Jensen ... project coordinator: Chris Walas Inc. (as E. Erik Jensen)
Karen Shaw ... production secretary
Steven Spielberg ... presenter
Michelle Zeisel ... assistant: Joe Dante
Laurie Arnow-Epstein ... construction accountant (uncredited)
Jim Lau ... voice actor (uncredited)
Bryan Renfro ... animal trainer (uncredited)
Kathleen Switzer ... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house. Written by James Craver

Plot Keywords
Taglines Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Gremlins: Kleine Monster (Germany)
  • Hrekkjalómarnir (Iceland)
  • Gremlini (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatian title)
  • Gremlins - Kleine Monster (West Germany)
  • Gremlins - O Pequeno Monstro (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Budget $11,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $12,511,000, 10 Jun 1984

Did You Know?

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Trivia The theater that blows up was subsequently involved in another accident when Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) in Back to the Future (1985) smashes into the front entrance. The theater then burned down with the rest of the buildings in the fire that happened right after the filming of Back to the Future Part II (1989). See more »
Goofs Mogwai can't eat after midnight, yet it's never established when they can start eating again (some find it safe to assume they can eat at some point around sunrise). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Gremlins/Star Trek III: The Search for Spock/Streets of Fire/Once Upon a Time in America (1984). See more »
Soundtracks Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) See more »
Crazy Credits At the very end of the closing credits, once the theme has ended, you can hear the sounds of gremlins laughing. See more »
Quotes Kate: Now I have another reason to hate Christmas.
Billy Peltzer: What are you talking about?
Kate: The worst thing that ever happened to me was on Christmas. Oh, God. It was so horrible. It was Christmas Eve. I was 9 years old. Me and Mom were decorating the tree, waiting for Dad to come home from work. A couple hours went by. Dad wasn't home. So Mom called the office. No answer. Christmas Day came and went, and still nothing. So the police began a search. Four or five days went by. Neither one of us could eat or sleep. Everything was falling apart. It was snowing outside. The house was freezing, so I went to try to light up the fire. That's when I noticed the smell. The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He'd been climbing down the chimney... his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus.
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