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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), Domonic Muir (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 (as Nadine Van Der Velde)
Don Keith Opper ... Charlie McFadden (as Don Opper)
Billy Zane ... Steve Elliot
Ethan Phillips ... Jeff Barnes
Terrence Mann ... Johnny Steele / Ug
Jeremy Lawrence ... Reverend Miller
Lin Shaye ... Sally
Michael Lee Gogin Michael Lee Gogin ... Warden 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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Taglines:

The original tasty entree! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Critters - Sie sind da! See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,618,800, 13 April 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,167,232
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The later science fiction film Alienator (1990) has a similar plot to Critters (1986): In that film, an android assassin called The Alienator goes to Earth to hunt down an alien criminal who has escaped from a prison planet. 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

Harv: This town's a zoo!
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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

References Mutant (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Power of the Night
Written by Terrence Mann, Richie Vetter and Dodie Pettit
Performed by Mann
Produced by Richie Vetter for East Coast Productions, Inc.
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This Movie Is A Classical Version Of Why We Are Afraid Of Monsters
14 July 2006 | by burtgumSee all my reviews

Ever since I watched this movie when I was 4, I always knew it would be my favorite of All Time.

This Movie is a perfect look of how we can take a plot that may sound sort of pathetic, and make it a hit. This movie has great special effects for its time, as well as great looks. The Critters are Nasty looking and can give you quite a scare. They'll make you think twice about walking into a basement.

It has been told and said that CRITTERS is a copy of the "CLASSIC" movie Gremlins. Personally, I think thats just an excuse because this movie rocks and put some pressure on the Gremlin people.

You cant look at this movie as a modern aged and modern special effects man. This was 86, and not the biggest time of great effects. Even so, if you haven't seen this movie, get down to the movie store and rent it!


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