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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
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stephen Dorff ... Glen
Christa Denton ... Al
Louis Tripp ... Terrence 'Terry' Chandler
Kelly Rowan ... Lori Lee
Jennifer Irwin ... Linda Lee
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

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:

CAD2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,258,063, 17 May 1987

Gross USA:

$13,539,458

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

The logo on the back of Terry's jacket is that of the Killer Dwarfs, a heavy metal band from the Toronto, Ontario area who were known for their offbeat sense of humor. See more »

Goofs

When Glen sees the first Geode that's split apart, he holds one half in his left hand and the other remains on the ground. When he stands, he's holding onto both halves (one in each hand). See more »

Quotes

Terrence 'Terry' Chandler: May the old devils depart! May they burn in the fires of their own damnation! May they freeze in the infinite golden darkness of their own hideous creation!
Glen: Isn't that kind of insulting?
Terrence 'Terry' Chandler: I guess it's supposed to be. I mean, we're trying to get rid of them.
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Connections

Referenced in Horror Business (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

NO PLEASURE
Song and video by Eva Everything
Courtesy of Great Shakes Productions
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Underrated Cult-Movie
1 November 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The boy Glen (Stephen Dorff) and his best fried Terry (Louis Tripp) accidentally open a gate to hell when a rotten tree is removed from the backyard of Glen's house. When his dog die and a friend of Glen's sister, the teenager Alexandra (Christa Denton), buries the animal in the hole, demons from an ancient civilization are released, seeking for two human sacrifices to dominate the world. Glen, Al and Terry, who are spending the weekend alone in the house, fight to save their lives and close the hole.

I do not recall how many times I have seen "The Gate" on VHS and now on DVD. The funny story has a terrible conclusion, but the special effects were amazing in 1987. This cult-movie is very underrated inclusive in IMDb but who cares? I still love this little gem of the fantastic cinema. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Portão" (VHS) / "O Portal" (DVD) ("The Gate")


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