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Critters (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 11 April 1986 (USA)
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A group of small, furry aliens makes lunch out of the locals in a farming town.

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Stephen Herek

Writers:

Domonic Muir (story by), Domonic Muir (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dee Wallace ... Helen Brown (as Dee Wallace Stone)
M. Emmet Walsh ... Harv
Billy Green Bush ... Jay Brown
Scott Grimes ... Brad Brown
Nadine Van der Velde ... April Brown
Don Keith Opper ... Charlie McFadden (as Don Opper)
Billy Zane ... Steve Elliot
Ethan Phillips ... Jeff Barnes
Terrence Mann ... Johnny Steele / Ug
Jeremy Lawrence ... Preacher
Lin Shaye ... Sally
Michael Lee Gogin Michael Lee Gogin ... Zanti
Art Frankel Art Frankel ... Ed
Douglas Koth Douglas Koth ... Bowler #1
Montrose Hagins ... Organist
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Storyline

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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They eat so fast, you don't have time to scream. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Principal photography began in Valencia, California, and lasted from 29 July 1984 - 11 October 1984. See more »

Goofs

When Harv drives away in his police car (at approx 1 hr 20 min), the reflection of a crew member can be seen in the driver's side passenger window. See more »

Quotes

[Dad and son walking through pasture at night, before encountering a decomposed cow]
Jay Brown: Smells like oil burning.
Brad Brown: Smells like cow crap to me, Dad.
Jay Brown: Shhh!
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Crazy Credits

After the very end of the credits, once the theme has ended followed by the title, you can hear the sounds of alien critters laughing. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD includes an alternative ending (hidden as an Easter Egg). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Matilda (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Still You Turn Me On
Written by Brian Drucks and Lee Howard
Performed by The Mix
Produced by Richie Vetter and Joe Arlotta
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Entertaining and fun!
20 December 2003 | by yossarian100See all my reviews

Critters tries to be nothing more than good entertainment and simple fun and succeeds admirably at both. Decent acting, believable characters, and an engaging story prove once again you don't have to spend tons of money to make a good picture.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,618,800, 13 April 1986

Gross USA:

$13,167,232

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,167,232
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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