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A group of small, furry aliens makes lunch out of the locals in a farming town.

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Helen Brown (as Dee Wallace Stone)
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Harv
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Jay Brown
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Brad Brown
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April Brown (as Nadine Van Der Velde)
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Charlie McFadden (as Don Opper)
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Steve Elliot
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Jeff Barnes
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Johnny Steele / Ug
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Reverend Miller
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Sally
Michael Lee Gogin ...
Warden Zanti
Art Frankel ...
Ed
Douglas Koth ...
Bowler #1
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Organist
Roger Hampton ...
Jake
Chuck Lindsly ...
Pool Player #1 (as Chuck Lindsley)
David Stenstrom ...
Pool Player #2
Adele Malis-Morey ...
Woman #1
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Critters (voice)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Edward Chiodo ...
Puppeteer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stephen Herek

Written by

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Domonic Muir ... (story)
 
Domonic Muir ... (screenplay) and
Stephen Herek ... (screenplay)
 
Don Keith Opper ... (additional scenes) (as Don Opper)

Produced by

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Rupert Harvey ... producer
Sara Risher ... associate producer
Robert Shaye ... executive producer
Barry Opper ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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David Newman

Cinematography by

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Tim Suhrstedt ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Larry Bock

Editorial Department

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Hilarie Roope ... assistant editor
Rebekah Rudd ... apprentice editor

Casting By

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Elisabeth Leustig

Production Design by

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Gregg Fonseca

Art Direction by

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Philip Dean Foreman ... (as Philip Foreman)

Set Decoration by

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Anne H. Ahrens ... (as Anne Huntley)

Makeup Department

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Teresa M. Austin ... hair stylist / makeup artist
R. Christopher Biggs ... makeup artist: "Zanti"
John Criswell ... special makeup effects artist
Kathy W. Estocin ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Thomas Floutz ... special makeup effects artist
William Forsche ... makeup artist: "Zanti" (as Bill Forsche)
John Goodwin ... special makeup effects artist
Nedra Hainey ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Cary Howe ... special makeup effects artist
Greg Johnson ... special makeup effects artist
Julie Mauger ... special makeup effects artist
Richard N. McGuire ... special makeup effects artist
John Naulin ... special makeup effects artist
Scott Noblitt ... special makeup effects artist
Steve Patino ... special makeup effects artist
Gerald Quist ... special makeup effects artist
Frederique Schafer ... special makeup effects artist
Robert Zoller ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Daryl Kass ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Leon Dudevoir ... first assistant director
Bob Esposito ... third assistant director
Linda Graeme ... additional assistant director
Mark Helfrich ... second unit director
Whitney R. Hunter ... second assistant director (as Whitney Hunter)
Perry Husman ... second assistant director
Matia Karrell ... additional assistant director
George Parra ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Paul Byers ... assistant property master
Carol Lee Davis ... scenic painter (as Carole Davis)
Anthony Doublin ... special props supervisor (as Anthony Dublin)
Richard Bryan Douglas ... construction foreman
Elizabeth Flaherty ... art department coordinator
Jonathan R. Hodges ... set dresser
Isabel Bau Madden ... art director: second unit
Timaree McCormick ... property master
Len Morganti ... storyboard artist
Drex Reed ... special props
John Krenz Reinhart Jr. ... construction coordinator (as John Reinhart)
Lyndell Wolff ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Richard Beggs ... re-recording mixer
Robert W. Glass Jr. ... re-recording mixer (as Robert W. Glass)
Dan Harville ... post-production sound designer
Matthew Iadarola ... re-recording mixer / sound effects
Dale Johnston ... supervising sound editor
Tom Ruff ... post-production sound mixer
Steve Sollars ... boom operator
Don Summer ... production sound mixer (as Donald Summer)

Special Effects by

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C. Mitchell Bryan ... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Jason Cardwell ... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Casey Cavanaugh ... special effects
Frank Ceglia ... special effects
Charles Chiodo ... critter designer and supervisor
Edward Chiodo ... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Linda Chiodo ... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Stephen Chiodo ... critter designer and supervisor
Rene Dorian ... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Ans Ellis ... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Deborah Galvez ... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Kenneth J. Hall ... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Clark Hunter ... puppeteer
Mike Jones ... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Michael Joyce ... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Justin Kohn ... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Ray Massara ... special effects
Jene Omens ... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Bradford Plows ... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Eugene P. Rizzardi ... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
Dwight Roberts ... critters crew: Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc.
R. Bruce Steinheimer ... special effects (as Bruce Steinheimer)
Chuck E. Stewart ... special effects supervisor
Ken Tarallo ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Chris Beckman ... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Gary Campsie ... visual effects production assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Ivan A. Craig ... camera operator: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Joshua Cushner ... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Steven Elliott ... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Julia Gibson ... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Tom Gleason ... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Kurt Hanson ... visual effects production assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Holly Hudson ... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
John Huneck ... camera operator: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Leslie Huntley ... production supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Crit Killen ... visual effects
Judith Larsen ... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Paula A. Lumbard ... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Roxanne Mayweather ... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Jane A. Pahlman ... visual effects production assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Gary Rhodaback ... modelmakers & crew: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Richard Smiley ... modelmakers & crew: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Ron Thornton ... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Donna Tracy ... visual effects: Quick Silver FX Studio
Joe Viskocil ... modelmakers & crew: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Gene Warren Jr. ... miniature effects supervisor

Stunts

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Michael Cassidy ... stunt coordinator (as Mike Cassidy)
Vince Deadrick Jr. ... stunts
Steven Lambert ... stunts (as Steve Lambert)
Denver Mattson ... stunts
Bill McIntosh ... stunts
John Nowak ... stunts
Bobby Porter ... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross ... stunts (as Debbie Lynn Ross)
Packy Smith ... stunts (as Marv 'Packy' Smith)
John Escobar ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Becker ... still photographer
Shunil Borpujari ... best boy grip / dolly grip
Kevin Brennan ... gaffer
Donald Burghardt ... assistant camera
Russell Carpenter ... director of photography: additional photography
Dave 'Foots' Footman ... grip (as Dave Footman)
Michael Haney ... grip
Kenneth J. Jones ... key grip
Mark Karen ... first assistant camera
Richard Kuhn ... grip
Adrian Licciardi ... second assistant camera
Tim McGinnis ... best boy electric (as Tim McGinns)
Christopher Tufty ... director of photography: second unit

Casting Department

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Elisabeth Leustig ... casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nina Padovano ... key costumer
Hilary Wright ... costume design supervisor
Che Zuro ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Tom Richer ... location manager / location scout

Music Department

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Tim Boyle ... score mixer

Other crew

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Diana Bear ... stand-in
Ernest Farino ... title designer: main titles (as Ernest D. Farino)
Lisa S. Girolami ... production coordinator
Tom Gleason ... production assistant
Adrienne Hamalian-Mangine ... script supervisor
H. Arman Hargett ... stand-in (as Arman Hargett)
Melissa Hubbert ... craft service
Cristen Carr Strubbe ... production secretary
Shi Sun ... production accountant
Jeff Wells ... unit publicist

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The original tasty entree! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Critters - Sie sind da! (Germany)
  • Critters: ¡Ojo! muerden (Spain)
  • Monstrii (Romania)
  • Rémecskék (Hungary)
  • Critters - Seres do Espaço (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 86 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,618,800, 13 Apr 1986

Did You Know?

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Trivia Corey Burton, who voices the Critters, also came up with their language, which he described in interviews as combining elements of French and Japanese. See more »
Goofs (at around 44 mins) When Lee transforms into Reverend Miller, Jeremy Lawrence is obviously replaced by another actor at the podium. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Critters 3 (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Power of the Night See more »
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 »
Quotes Critter 1: They have weapons
Critter 2: So what
[Critter 2 is shot off the porch]
Critter 1: Fuck!
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