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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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Taglines:

Chopping Mall - Where they slash their prices - and their customers! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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21 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Killbots  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The trapped teenagers break into Peckinpah's Sporting Goods store, referencing director Sam Peckinpah. See more »

Goofs

When Alison is getting attacked in the pet store by one of the killbots, several tarantulas and even a snake crawl on her as she hides under a shelf, all clearly live animals. Once the killbot leaves and she emerges from her hiding place, it is clear the spiders placed on her are just plastic toys as they fall off with no movement of their own and are much smaller than the live tarantulas. See more »

Quotes

Greg: Oh! Fuck the fuchsia it's Friday!
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, the name of each actor appears over their photo. However, the name of the person whose character is decapitated appears over a photo of their headless shoulders. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Videoclub (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Streetwalkin'
(uncredited)
Written and Produced by Michael Ender and Odette Springer
Performed by Sylvia St. James
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Now I Fear Mall Security...
20 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Cheeky, but fun, 80's flick about killer robots. Has a pretty coherent plot without any major holes (except for maybe why a computer is put on the roof), not 1, not 2, but 3 robotic villains (who are rather polite for killer robots), and idiot humans that you want to see die anyway. It's a shame it's out of print.


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