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The Stuff ()


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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... See more »

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David 'Mo' Rutherford
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Nicole
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'Chocolate Chip' Charlie W. Hobbs
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Colonel Malcolm Grommett Spears
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Jason
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Vickers
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Fletcher
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Postman
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Evans
Russell Nype ...
Richards
Gene O'Neill ...
Scientist
Catherine Schultz ...
Waitress
James Dukas ...
Gas Attendant
Peter Hock ...
Miner
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Jason's Mother
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Jason's Father (as Frank Telfer)
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Jason's Brother
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Old Miner
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Girl in Lab
Ann Dane ...
Hostess
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Psychologist
David Snell ...
Doctor
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Executive
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Ex-FBI Man
Daniel Antonovich ...
Store Owner
Heidi Miller ...
Girl in Franchise
Marilyn Staley ...
Tour Guide
Adrianne Sachs ...
Studio Aide
John Newton ...
Howard
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Gateman
Nicolas De Toth ...
Griswald (as Nicholas DeToth)
Bobbie Burns ...
Secretary (as Bobbi Burns)
Gretchen Ullman ...
Receptionist
Jery Hewitt ...
State Trooper
Lisa Crosby ...
Stuff Girl
Christine Angelica ...
Stuff Girl
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Special Guest Star in Stuff Commercial
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Special Guest Star in Stuff Commercial
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Special Guest Star in Stuff Commercial
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Special Guest Star in Stuff Commercial
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Special Guest Star in Stuff Commercial
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Supermarket Clerk (uncredited)
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Underground Stuff Buyer #2 (uncredited)
John Loughlin ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Supermarket Clerk (uncredited)
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Factory Worker (uncredited)
Drew Stanley ...
Second Miner (uncredited)

Directed by

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Larry Cohen

Written by

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Larry Cohen ... (written by)

Produced by

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Larry Cohen ... executive producer
Paul Kurta ... producer
Barry Shils ... associate producer

Music by

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Anthony Guefen

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Paul Glickman ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Armond Lebowitz

Editorial Department

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Rosanne Lebowitz ... assistant editor (as Rozanna Lebowitz)

Art Direction by

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Marleen Marta ... (as Marlene Marta)
George Stoll

Costume Design by

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Timothy D'Arcy ... (as Tim D'Arcy)

Makeup Department

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Ed French ... mechanical makeup effects
Harvey Livingston Jr. ... hair designer / makeup artist
Michael Maddi ... mechanical makeup effects (as Mike Maddi)
Steve Neill ... mechanical makeup effects
Kim Robinson ... assistant makeup artist
Rick Stratton ... mechanical makeup effects
Craig Lyman ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Mark Croll ... unit production manager
James Dixon ... production supervisor: West Coast
Ira Halberstadt ... production manager: New York

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mark Croll ... first assistant director
Jim Danforth ... second unit director
Jenny Fitzgibbons ... second assistant director
Harvey Waldman ... first assistant director: New York

Art Department

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Larry Justice ... swing man
Charles Weaver ... props (as Charlie Weaver)

Sound Department

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Billy Byrne ... apprentice sound editor
Stuart Deutsch ... boom operator
Eugene Gearty ... sound effects editor
Athan Gigakos ... re-recording mixer (as Athan Gigiakos)
Joanna Jimenez ... assistant sound editor
Val Kuklowsky ... supervising sound editor
Rolf Pardula ... sound mixer
Lisa Wytrval ... apprentice sound editor
Arnold Finkelstein ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Bret Culpepper ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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David Allen ... special visual effects
Jim Danforth ... matte artist / miniature photography / optical effects
Jim Doyle ... special visual effects
Paul Gentry ... visual effects
John Lambert ... visual effects
David Stipes ... visual effects
Ted Rae ... modelmaker: Effects Associates (uncredited)
Mark Sullivan ... matte artist (uncredited)
Harry Walton ... matte artist/miniature photography (uncredited) / miniature photography (uncredited)

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Jery Hewitt ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Scott Buckler ... electrician
Philippe Carr-Forster ... first assistant camera (as Phil Foster)
Val DeSalvo ... electrician (as Valerie DeSalvo)
Mike Dooley ... grip
Nelson Elwell ... special grip
Darryl Green ... gaffer
Tom Paul Hoppe ... camera operator: second unit (as Tom Hoppe)
Ken Howard ... still photographer
J. Christian Ingvordsen ... key grip (as Chris Ingvordsen)
Steven Kaman ... electrician (as Steve Kaman)
Cindy Lagerstrom ... special grip
Robert A. Preston ... special grip (as Bob Preston)
Gail Warren ... second assistant camera
Frederick Iannone ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Jorgen Wedseltoft ... film unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Kathryn Conners ... extras casting (as Kathy Conners)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Timothy John ... costume designer: Ms. Marcovicci
Heidi Shulman ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Cathy Anderson ... location scout
Bob Schnur ... location scout
Barbara Zitwer ... location scout

Music Department

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Armond Lebowitz ... music editor
Richard Seaman ... music producer: jingles
Dwight Dixon ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Other crew

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Richard Benenson ... intern
Eamonn Bowles ... production assistant
Ian Clark ... titles
Jill S. Cohen ... production assistant (as Jill Cohen)
Melissa Cohen ... production assistant
Matthew Corey ... production assistant (as Matt Corey)
Drew Dillard ... production assistant
Steven Felder ... production consultant
Debra Fernandez ... choreographer
Peter Friedman ... production assistant
Elana Golden ... script supervisor
Jane Goldenberg ... intern
Sam Kitt ... production associate
Daniel Lupi ... production assistant
Larry Lurin ... product designer: "The Stuff"
Cecilia Kate Roque ... production coordinator (as Cecilia Roque)
Peter Sabiston ... executive: Larco Productions
Joe Violante ... technical advisor
Pamela Wagener ... production assistant
Meredith Zamsky ... production assistant
Craig Caton ... creature crew (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Habit-forming. Mind-controlling. Life-absorbing. You can never get enough of the Stuff. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Stuff - Ein tödlicher Leckerbissen (Germany)
  • In-natural (Spain)
  • La sustancia maldita (Spain)
  • La substància (Spain, Catalan title)
  • The Stuff. In-Natural (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 87 min
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Budget $1,700,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to audio commentary on the 2000 Anchor Bay DVD, the scene in the motel where the Stuff comes out of the mattress and pillows and attacks the man on the wall and ceiling was shot in a room that could turn upside down, allowing the Stuff to move up and down the wall. It was exactly the same room used in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) when Johnny Depp's character Glen is sucked into his bed and his blood is regurgitated back out onto the ceiling. See more »
Goofs In the scene at the Stuff factory, they stumble across a room full of Stuffies dressed in yellow, lying on the floor. In the shot directly after Jason says "Whatever was inside of them must have just taken off," the camera pans around all of the Stuffies, who all have their mouths open and tongues sticking out. The actor at the top of the screen (the farthest from camera) is wiggling his mouth and tongue rapidly, indicating that not only he is very much alive, but quite likely didn't even hear the director's call of action. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Stuff (1995). See more »
Crazy Credits Although Michael Moriarty's character is continually referred to (and introduces himself) as "'Mo' Rutherford," the credits list him only as "David." See more »
Quotes David 'Mo' Rutherford: Well, everybody has to eat shaving cream once in a while.
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