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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Audrey II (voice)
... Seymour Krelborn
... Audrey
... Mushnik
... Orin Scrivello - D.D.S.
... Crystal
... Ronette
... Chiffon (as Tisha Campbell)
... Patrick Martin (as James Belushi)
... Wink Wilkinson
... The First Customer
... Arthur Denton
... Narrator (voice) (as Stanley Jones)
... 'Downtown' Old Woman
... 'Downtown' Bum #1
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Storyline

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper. Soon enough, Seymour feeds Audrey's sadistic dentist boyfriend to the plant and later, Mushnik for witnessing the death of Audrey's ex. Will Audrey II take over the world or will Seymour and Audrey defeat it? Written by HannahMontaniwitz

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plant | florist | shop | eclipse | dentist | See All (75) »

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Don't feed the plants. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including comic horror violence, substance abuse, language and sex references | See all certifications »

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19 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der kleine Horrorladen  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,659,884, 21 December 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,747,385
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Of the two movies that comic star Steve Martin appeared in during 1986, ¡Three Amigos! (1986) and Little Shop of Horrors (1986), both pictures featured singing plants, the Singing Bush and the big green mother Audrey II respectively. See more »

Goofs

Though the year is never mentioned, the calendar behind the counter matches September of 1964. However, on the radio it is briefly mentioned that Kennedy is president, who was assassinated in 1963. See more »

Quotes

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Narrator: On the twenty-third day of the month of September, in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places...
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Crazy Credits

"Special Thanks" are given to Paul Dooley, because his scenes as Patrick Martin were cut and re-cast with Jim Belushi. Dooley's scenes are restored for the Director's cut, and consequently Belushi gets the "Special Thanks" instead. See more »

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Soundtracks

Some Fun Now
Written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
Arranged and Adapted by Bob Gaudio and Robby Merkin
Produced by Bob Gaudio
Performed by Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell-Martin
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Little Shop of Horrors
20 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Delightful film version of the Off Broadway triumph based on the Roger Corman black comedy, carried off beautifully here by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's memorable tunes.


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