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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.

Director:

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:

People of Earth, your planet is about to be destroyed... We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

Featured in Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horrorthon (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Stan's Theme Song
Sung by Hal Negro
Produced by Ron Goudie
© 1986 Smell Brain / Amgine
Administered by Bug Music
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A collectible classic. Unforgettable Sci-Funny movie.
20 January 2006 | by htcstechmail-supportSee all my reviews

8 (or more) out of 10 for those of us who like this particular genre. Otherwise it just may not be for you. If you like good comedy timing, some great lines and a well put together cast of characters then this one is for you. The story is pretty original. A stray transportation beam is accidentally caught by the Putterman family's el-cheapo satellite receiver and a large stray pet alien dog-like creature materialises inside the Putterman mansion. The Putterman's are swingers and leave to meet and later invite the 'Man's Man' Spiro, a muscular Greek gay to their residence. While their gone, we meet the kids, grandpa and the pet-thing. The kids try and train the alien pet who unfortunately isn't normal, even to alien standards and proceeds to eat friends, relatives and almost anyone who drops by.

Parts of the film remind me of Eating Raoul, The Big Bus and a little bit of Bucakroo Banzai as it plays like a cartoon. The main theme (Terrorvision) is really catchy. All in all, a movie that you are bound to watch again, just to re-experience some great lines and scenes.


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Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

TerrorVision 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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