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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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(as Tibor Takacs)

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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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There's a Passageway - A Gate Behind Which the Demons Wait to Take Back What Was Once Theirs. See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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15 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Fenda  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,539,458
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Previewed October 27, 1986. See more »

Goofs

When Glen breaks the geode open with the hammer, it is clearly shown cracking dead straight down the center. Yet, moments later he touches it and it falls in half, the half that falls over is much smaller than the half that remains upright. Had the geode really cracked down the middle, the two halves would have been equal in size. See more »

Quotes

Dad: [as demon]
[shouts]
Dad: You've... been... BAD!
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References Romper Room and Friends (1953) See more »

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DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR
By Carl Tafel
Performed by Terraced Garden
Courtesy of Melody & Menace Records
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Fantasy, Awe and Horror
8 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Can I really be objective about this film. Things we see in childhood are perceived differently.

This movie is what it means to be 13 years old, up late at night, and finding yourself engrossed in a world of fantasy, horror, and magic. A film to cherish.

What is about this film. The stop motion animation, the eye, metal band lore. The ending and what kills the demon.

This isn't a movie of cliché, and not about people doing stupid things while the villain tracks them down. I think people underrate it, b/c in a way it is a silly fantasy film, but it does take itself seriously and is not campy garbage.


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