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Chopping Mall (1986)

Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high-tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alison Parks
... Ferdy Meisel
... Rick Stanton
... Linda Stanton
... Suzie Lynn
... Greg Williams
... Mike Brennan
... Leslie Todd
... Paul Bland
... Mary Bland
... Walter Paisley
... Technician Nessler
... Cook
... Miss Vanders
... Dr. Stan Simon
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Storyline

A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lockdown before they can get out, the robot security system malfunctions and goes on a killing spree. One by one, the three bots try to rid the mall of the "intruders." The only weapons the kids can use are the supplies in other stores. Or . . . if they can make it 'til morning when the mall reopens. Written by Lindsey Wilhite (amity1382@msn.com) with punctuation corrections by Brx

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At Park Plaza Mall the security force isn't just tight, it's terrifying! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

21 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Killbots  »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There were talks about making a sequel after the film rallied to do earn decent office returns. See more »

Goofs

Unless incendiary ammunition is used, bullets puncture propane tanks but do not cause them to explode. See more »

Quotes

Greg: Jesus!
Ferdy: What's that?
Rick: Robot blood!
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Crazy Credits

Robot rolls up to camera and says: "Thank you. Have a nice day." (Movie's plot is that security robots run amuck at a shopping mall and that's what they said after they'd killed somebody). See more »

Connections

References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Streetwalkin'
(uncredited)
Written and Produced by Michael Ender and Odette Springer
Performed by Sylvia St. James
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Unreal circumstances, predictability, corny phrases, and partial nudity... what more could you ask for?
20 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

What more could you ask for in a cheesy horror film from the 1980s? This movie depicts a group of horny teenagers who are accidentally trapped in the mall overnight with three possessed security robots. Unreal circumstances, predictability, corny phrases, and partial nudity make this banal-plotted flick a true camp hit!


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