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Troll (1986)

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A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will transform him to human form invades a San Francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives.

Director:

John Carl Buechler

Writer:

Ed Naha
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Hathaway ... Harry Potter Jr.
Michael Moriarty ... Harry Potter Sr.
Shelley Hack ... Anne Potter
Jenny Beck ... Wendy Anne Potter
Sonny Bono ... Peter Dickinson
Phil Fondacaro ... Malcolm Mallory / Torok the Troll
Brad Hall ... William Daniels
Anne Lockhart ... Young Eunice St. Clair
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Jeanette Cooper
Gary Sandy ... Barry Tabor
June Lockhart ... Eunice St. Clair
Robert Hathaway Robert Hathaway ... First Policeman
James Beck James Beck ... Second Policeman
Dale Wyatt ... Dickinson's Girlfriend
Barbara Sciorilli Barbara Sciorilli ... Fairy
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Storyline

The Potter family has just moved to a rented apartment in San Francisco. Harry Potter Sr. and his wife Anne are bringing the packages to the apartment and their son Harry Jr. and their little daughter Wendy Anne stays on the sidewalk. Wendy goes to the laundry room, she meets the wicked troll Torok that uses his magic ring to possess Wendy and to use her form to transform the dwellers and their apartment into other trolls and his kingdom. Harry Jr. feels that something is wrong with his sister and seeks out help with the good witch Eunice St. Clair that lives in the building. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Apartment for Rent. Inquire Within... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

"Cantos Profane," otherwise known as "The Troll Song," was recorded prior to shooting and set the tone for the rest of Richard Band's musical score. The characters were supposed to perform it as a full-blown production number, but due to limitations in the low-budget puppets they had to grunt along to the music. See more »

Goofs

At Malcom's apartment, Malcolm fills a glass with apple juice and places the container in the fridge. The shot cuts to Wendy, then back to Malcolm, who fills the glass again and places the container in the fridge. See more »

Quotes

Torok the Troll: [after turning Malcolm into troll] Welcome, Brother Elf
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Connections

Referenced in The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Summertime Blues
Words and Music by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart
© 1958 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., Hill & Range Songs, Inc., Elvis Presley Music & Gladys Music
Performed by Blue Cheer
Courtesy of Polygram Special Projects, a Division of Polygram Records, Inc.
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This is a pretty comedy/horror movie!
22 September 2006 | by vortexriderSee all my reviews

I have to give this movie a 6/10 because this is a very decent film that deserves praise. I don't know why so many people hate it. For one the little evil character, Troll, has a personality. The kids have personality as well and they're not some stupid one-sided characters. There are funny jokes inserted in the dialogue and the people who occupy the apartment are funny too. Unlike some movies from the same era this one actually has pretty good special effects that are pretty scary too. Just wait till you see a guy turn into a bunch of plants! Thats gross, but its also good effects. Check this movie out and remember it has nothing to do with the really crappy movie Troll 2.


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Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,595,054, 19 January 1986

Gross USA:

$5,450,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,450,815
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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