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Troll (1986)

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.

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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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Taglines:

Worlds of wonder, Worlds of Mystery, Worlds of Fear, These Worlds are the Kingdom of Troll See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Troll See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,595,054, 19 January 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,450,815
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The hero of this film is a boy named Harry Potter Junior, who is surrounded by a fantasy world of witches, wizards and magic, 11 years before J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels swept the publishing world. See more »

Goofs

The troll, disguised as Wendy, is not wearing the ring when it opens the fridge, touches the milk, and discovers it is cold. The ring allows the troll to be in human form. See more »

Quotes

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

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Cantos Profane
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Composed by Richard Band
Performed by Frank Welker
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Worthy as a ridiculous 80's creature flick
16 June 2004 | by xordu1See all my reviews

This movie is not that great, but not as awful as you might hear. It's mostly a fantasy/horror/comedy that isn't too ambitious yet was weird enough to make a good midnight cult movie. The short eighty minutes weren't unbearable, and there was plenty of things that didn't make too much sense. 1: If everything in the fairy land was completely evil, how come the witch had the talking mushroom? 2: How come the troll didn't want the girl to die. Yes, the ending was pretty anti-climatic and some of the jokes missed, though some hit straight on. But this movie is worthy as its genre: a ridiculous 80's creature flick. Although, there is one very awesome musical number as the trolls are partying, which is just greatly scored and edited, other than that, nothing special unless you like creature/Full Moon flicks. 6/10


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