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TerrorVision (1986)

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A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

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Ted Nicolaou

Writer:

Ted Nicolaou
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Cast

Cast overview:
Diane Franklin ... Suzy
Gerrit Graham ... Stan
Mary Woronov ... Raquel
Chad Allen ... Sherman
Jon Gries ... O.D. (as Jonathan Gries)
Bert Remsen ... Grampa
Alejandro Rey ... Spiro
Randi Brooks ... Cherry
Jennifer Richards ... Medusa
Sonny Carl Davis ... Norton
Ian Patrick Williams ... Nutky
William Paulson William Paulson ... Pluthar
John Leamer John Leamer ... Chauffeur
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Storyline

Stan installs satellite TV for his family, but, soon, he picks up a signal from another planet and his television system becomes the gateway between the 2. A creature comes to his apartment and only their son Sherman sees it, but his parents don't believe the boy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

The Do-It-Yourself 100 picks up things from EVERYWHERE! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

TerorVizija See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$320,256, 17 February 1986

Gross USA:

$320,256

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$320,256
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The initial appearance of Bert Remsen's(Grandpa) character is based on "General Hersheybar", the well-known 1960's Los Angeles anti-war street performer. See more »

Goofs

When Pluthar is talking to Suzy and Sherman, his skin is glossy and reflective of light. Upon learning that the "beast has ingested earthlings," cutting back from Suzy and Sherman, his skin appears dull and muted. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Raquel Putterman: [Raquel watches her exercise program while Stanley works on the satellite dish] Stanley! Stanley! Quit screwing around... Stanley! Stanley, I'm right in the middle of my program. For Christ's sakes, Stanley!
Stanley Putterman: Lay off me, Beautiful. I almost got this baby wired.
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Connections

Spoofs Movie Macabre (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

TerrorVision
Written and Performed by The Fibonaccis
Produced by Ron Goudie
© 1986 Smell Brain / Amgine
Administered by Bug Music
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Remember the 80s!
21 April 2006 | by otaku312See all my reviews

"Terrorvision" is a fun little slab of 80s cheese. With the costumes,(ranging from Yuppie to Metal Head to Cyndi Lauper) slang, set decor, music (including a 5 sec shot of Blackie Lawless from W.A.S.P. >:) ) props (including a hi-fi with the one of the first CD players.) this movie doesn't need carbon dating to show it was made in that era. I first came across this film on the Sci-Fi Channel in the summer of 1999 (the defunct Vestron Television was the ones who distributed the edited mess and judging by the edits made for broadcast, this was aired circa the late 80s when FCC restrictions were *really* tight) I kinda threw it off as a bad movie. Years later, I picked up the complete R-rated video at the local mom-and-pop video store and watched it. The 2nd time around was way better than the first. My opinion changed after seeing the full version. If you like classic B-movie material meshed with the 80s, this is your movie.


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