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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Glen
Christa Denton ... Al
... Terrence 'Terry' Chandler
... Lori Lee
... Linda Lee
Deborah Grover ... Mom
Scot Denton ... Dad
Ingrid Veninger ... Paula
Sean Fagan ... Eric
... Terry's Mom
... Workman
... Brad
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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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... pray it's not too late! See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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15 May 1987 (USA)  »

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A Fenda  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,539,458
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Trivia

Writer Michael Nankin based the script on specific things from his childhood. For example, Nankin did have a best friend named Terry. See more »

Goofs

When the Lee sisters are leaving the house they have garlic around their necks, but when they get outside, the garlic is gone. See more »

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Al: You mean you guys were serious about that demon stuff?
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Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Gate (2012) See more »

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LOVE WILL FIND A WAY
By Vince Carlucci
Courtesy of Secret Songs Publications
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Cult Appeal
13 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Overall, I liked The Gate because of it's weirdness. Plus, the special effects were eye-catching. Especially when the handyman tumbles over then transforms into tiny demons that scatter about. My favorite scene is when the parents return home late at night and Glen's father says "You've been baaaaaad!" and tries to strangle him while slime drips out of his face. Weird stuff. My only complaint is how it ended. But I won't give it away. I recommend seeing this one but keep in mind that those dwarf demons are "older than the Bible".


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