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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:

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

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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The bible passage the Lee sisters picked out was from different portions of Psalms verses 59:1 to 59:9. 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

Al: What the hell was that?
Glen: It's the Workman... it got Terry! He just made it up but it got him! It took him into the wall!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

MODERN PERSONALITY
By Julia Bourque
Performed by True Confessions
Courtesy of Bomb Records
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I feel weird writing it, but I like this movie alot.
31 December 2002 | by JacksonvilleJags_6-10See all my reviews

This is one of the better 80's horror films. It's about Glen and Terry finding a rock in their backyard that leads to demons breaking free to terrorize earth.

Overall it didn't even effect my rating that Stephed Dorff was in it, because I had know idea who he was.

Also with Christa Denton. I'll rate this on 7/10.


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