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The Stuff (1985)

A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... David 'Mo' Rutherford
... Nicole
... 'Chocolate Chip' Charlie W. Hobbs
... Colonel Malcolm Grommett Spears
... Jason
... Vickers
... Fletcher
... Postman
Alexander Scourby ... Evans
Russell Nype ... Richards
Gene O'Neill ... Scientist
Catherine Schultz ... Waitress
James Dukas ... Gas Attendant
Peter Hock ... Miner
... Jason's Mother
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Weird yummy goo erupts from the earth and is discovered by a couple of miners. They taste it and decide to market it because it tastes so good. The American public literally eats up the new dessert sensation now known as the Stuff, but, unfortunately, it takes over the brains of those who eat it, turning them into zombie-like creatures with no will to do anything but eat more of the bizarre substance by any means. It is up to ex-FBI agent David Rutherford and a kid named Jason to stop the spread of the mind-devouring dessert. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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14 June 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stuff - Ein tödlicher Leckerbissen  »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)
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The last cinema film of Alexander Scourby. See more »

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The boom mic can be seen in the window of the wall cabinet in the scene in which David and the scientist examine the newspaper article. See more »

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Vickers: Ben! No, Ben! I'll buy more!
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Although Michael Moriarty's character is continually referred to (and introduces himself) as "'Mo' Rutherford," the credits list him only as "David." See more »

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Great, entertaining movie
30 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

In contrary to the previous comment, I have to say this was a great movie. Who would ever come up with an idea that ice cream would be the instrument for our doom? What person would ever come up with tricking his parents that he was eating it, but he was actually eating shaving cream? When I was a child, after watching this movie, I had the mad rush of curiosity and tried it myself..Yuck!

Anyway finally, where else can we find great horror, suspense with humor without the hell of CGI?;) This is why I love 80's movies so much and I highly recommend it for a Friday night with pizza.


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