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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Helen Brown (as Dee Wallace Stone)
... Harv
... Jay Brown
... Brad Brown
... April Brown (as Nadine Van Der Velde)
... Charlie McFadden (as Don Opper)
... Steve Elliot
... Jeff Barnes
... Johnny Steele / Ug
... Reverend Miller
... Sally
Michael Lee Gogin ... Warden Zanti
Art Frankel ... Ed
Douglas Koth ... Bowler #1
... Organist
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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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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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11 April 1986 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

Charles Chiodo based the design of the crites on the Looney Tunes character Taz the Tasmanian Devil. See more »

Goofs

When Ug transforms into Johnny Steele, you can see that when Ug reaches over to insert the "Earth Disc" prior to the transformation sequence that he is in human form already. See more »

Quotes

[April and Steve are going out from the dinner]
Jay Brown: Helen, have you... you know, talk to her, about the way things are?
Helen Brown: Years ago.
Jay Brown: Years?
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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 »

Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 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 See 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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