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The Gate (1987)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror | 15 May 1987 (USA)
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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 Ingrid Veninger ... Paula
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 have opened The Gate. Pray it's not too late. See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Writer Michael Nankin originally planned on directing the film as well. See more »

Goofs

When the moths shatter Glen's window, he panics and runs out of his room to get Al, leaving his door open. In the next scene Al approaches Glen's room and the door is completely closed. See more »

Quotes

Terrence 'Terry' Chandler: Demons aren't gonna ring the doorbell!
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Connections

Referenced in The Gatekeepers (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

NO PLEASURE
Song and video by Eva Everything
Courtesy of Great Shakes Productions
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Cult Appeal
13 March 2004 | by YankeeDoodSee 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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gate 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

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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