Paul Conway and his mother Jeannie Conway travel to a new town where Paul will join the local university invited by Dr. Johanson. They bring the robot BB that was developed by Paul, who is a genius in robotic. Paul befriends the paperboy Tom Toomey and has a crush on his next door neighbor Samantha Pringle, whose abusive alcoholic father Harry Pringle frequently hurts her. One day, Paul, Sam, Tom and BB are playing basketball and the ball fall in the field of their paranoid grumpy neighbor Elvira Parker that does not give it back to the teenagers. In Halloween, Tom convinces Paul to let BB open the padlock of the entrance to her house. However, there is an alarm system and Elvira blows up BB with her shotgun. Then Harry pushes her daughter down the stairs and the doctors let her brain-dead connected to the life support. However Paul convinces Tom to go to the hospital to rescue Sam and then he implants BB's chip into her brain resurrecting Samantha. But will she come back to life ...
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Did You Know?
had a hand in selecting Bruce Joel Rubin
to write the screenplay for 'Deadly Friend'. Rubin agreed that the film should have a gentler tone than Craven's other features. Craven couldn't write the script himself because he was preoccupied with directing episodes of The Twilight Zone
(1985) at the time. Craven and producer Robert M. Sherman
hired Rubin as screenwriter after reading and being impressed with his (at that time) unproduced script for _Jacob's Ladder (1990)_. See more
When Paul tells his mom he is picking up the broken glass, you see his hands are holding the glass. In the next shot, his hands are not holding the glass. See more
I thought I'd come by. If you're busy or eating I can come back.
Uh, we're done. Come on in.
I wanted to bake you something, but I couldn't. I just brought these.
[Samantha gives Paul a box of "Almost Home" cookies
Oh, I love these. I love them. Thank you, come on in. Come on in.
In an earlier rough cut of the movie, Elvira's death was filmed to be less gorier than in the final cut. Instead of shattering her head with a basketball, Sam smashes Elvira through her front door leaving the upper half of her body hanging outside the door and the lower half still inside. In the scene where Elvira's body is carried out on a gurney it's still visible that door of her house have big hole which was made in original version of her death scene. Dialogue said by Dr. Johanson where he says that her head was smashed all over the room is heard off screen, meaning that it was probably added later when scene was changed. Some promotional material such as original lobby cards show parts of original death scene. See more