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The Gate (1987)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror | 15 May 1987 (USA)
Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleash a horde of malevolent demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard.

Director:

Tibor Takács (as Tibor Takacs)

Writer:

Michael Nankin

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stephen Dorff ... Glen
Christa Denton Christa Denton ... Al
Louis Tripp ... Terrence 'Terry' Chandler
Kelly Rowan ... Lori Lee
Jennifer Irwin ... Linda Lee
Deborah Grover Deborah Grover ... Mom
Scot Denton Scot Denton ... Dad
Ingrid Veninger ... Paula
Sean Fagan Sean Fagan ... Eric
Linda Goranson ... Terry's Mom
Carl Kraines ... Workman
Andrew Gunn ... Brad
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Storyline

Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the two kids struggle to overcome a nightmarish hell that literally begins to take over the Earth. Written by DemonGate

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Taglines:

They're Here and They Want to Meet the Neighbors See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fenda See more »

Filming Locations:

Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,539,458
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Percy Rodrigues narrates the trailer. See more »

Goofs

Neither geodes nor thundereggs form in lightning strikes. Both are of volcanic origin. Technically, a geode is not the same as a thunderegg, which is a filled nodule. The actual residue of molten ground in lightning strikes is called a fulgurite, which is lengthy, with branches. It can indeed be very valuable. See more »

Quotes

Al: You mean you guys were serious about that demon stuff?
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Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Will Find A Way
( The Party Scene)
Composer: Vince Carlucci
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Amazing!!!
29 December 2008 | by ChipsmannenSee all my reviews

If you are ever in the mood of seeing a funny and thrilling 80's horror movie, please watch The Gate! Don't trust IMDb with the 5 rating it's much better than that! I love the opening scene, the monsters and the thrilling scenes it contains.

The movie is about a Gate to hell or something which lies in a young boy and his sisters garden. Suddenly when it's dark, monsters emerge from the gate and attack the boy and the girl. The monsters are small latex beasts which also like incredible good and monster like. And there are some scenes with a zombie dude which are totally outstanding! I'm not going to spoil the end because this is a special effect extravaganza! Must see!


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