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Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleash a horde of malevolent demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard.

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Glen
Christa Denton ...
Al
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Terrence 'Terry' Chandler
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Lori Lee
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Linda Lee
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Mom
Scot Denton ...
Dad
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Paula
Sean Fagan ...
Eric
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Terry's Mom
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Workman
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Brad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Paul Young ...
Minions, Father (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tibor Takács ... (as Tibor Takacs)

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Michael Nankin ... (written by)

Produced by

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Andras Hamori ... co-producer
John Kemeny ... producer

Music by

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Michael Hoenig
J. Peter Robinson

Cinematography by

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Thomas Vámos

Film Editing by

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Rit Wallis

Editorial Department

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Charlene Olson ... second assistant editor

Casting By

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Mary Gail Artz
Clare Walker

Production Design by

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William Beeton

Set Decoration by

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Jeff Cutler
Marlene Graham

Costume Design by

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Trysha Bakker

Makeup Department

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Jenny Arbour ... hair stylist
Keith Edmier ... crew: Craig Reardon
Kent Jones ... crew: Craig Reardon
Michael Mills ... crew: Craig Reardon
Linda Preston ... makeup artist
Francisco X. Pérez ... crew: Craig Reardon (as Frank Carrisosa)
Craig Reardon ... special makeup
Mark Bryan Wilson ... crew: Craig Reardon (as Mark Wilson)

Production Management

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Robert Wertheimer ... production manager
H. Gordon Woodside ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bill Bannerman ... second assistant director
Judy 'Lucky' Kemeny ... assistant director: second unit (as Judi Kemeny)
Kathleen Meade ... third assistant director
Michael Zenon ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Terri Aikenhead ... painter
Zana Ancerl ... assistant set decorator
William Armstrong ... carpenter
Barry Birnberg ... assistant art director
Julia Bourque ... assistant art director
Andre Brochu ... carpenter
Michel Brochu ... carpenter
Rejean Brochu ... head carpenter
Elizabeth Calderhead ... property master (as Liz Calderhead)
Serge Gagne ... carpenter
Shannon F. Griffiths ... painter
Joe Hampson ... carpenter
Adrian Hardy ... props
Hélène Lafrance ... construction coordinator
Frank Lefeuvre ... painter
Stephen Levitt ... production assistant: art department
Reet Puhm ... sculptor
Bob Sher ... carpenter (as Robert Sher)
Jean-Marie Vallerand ... carpenter (as Jean Marie Vallerand)
Sheldon Walters ... carpenter
Stephen Willetts ... scenic artist

Sound Department

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Terry Burke ... foley artist
Richard Cadger ... sound editor (as Rick Cadger)
David Evans ... sound editor
Douglas Ganton ... sound (as Doug Ganton)
David Giammarco ... assistant sound editor
Wayne Griffin ... sound editor
Joe Grimaldi ... re-recording mixer
Robin Leigh ... sound editor
Michael Liotta ... foley artist (as Mike Liotta)
Cherie MacNeill ... assistant sound editor
Susan Maggi ... assistant sound editor
Sandra Moffat ... assistant sound editor
Steve Munro ... sound editor (as Steven Munro)
Dino Pigat ... re-recording mixer
Jane Tattersall ... sound editor
Reynald Trudel ... boom operator
Christian T. Cooke ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Michael Liotta ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

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John Bakker ... special effects production assistant
Frank C. Carere ... special effects (as Frank Carere)
Jordan Craig ... special effects assistant
Deborah J. Tiffin ... special effects assistant (as Deborah Tiffen)
T. Dow Albon ... miniature model maker (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Jim Aupperle ... crew: Randall Cook
Randall William Cook ... special visual effects designer / special visual effects supervisor
Syd Dutton ... matte supervisor
Mark Freund ... visual effects cameraman: Illusion Arts
Michael F. Hoover ... crew: miniatures/computer motion control: Randall Cook
Lynn Ledgerwood ... special rigging: Illusion Arts
Fumi Mashimo ... crew: Randall Cook (as Fumi Mashimo)
Mark Sawicki ... production coordinator: Illusion Arts
Catherine Sudolcan ... animator: Illusion Arts
Bill Taylor ... matte photographer
Mark Whitlock ... matte artist: illusion arts
David S. Williams Jr. ... optical coordinator: Illusion Arts (as David Williams)
Albert Whitlock ... additional matte effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Peter Cox ... stunts
Randy Kamula ... stunts
Leslie Munro ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard Allen ... gaffer
Peter Benison ... director of photography: second unit
Billy Buttery ... gaffer: second unit (as Bill Buttery)
Paul Court ... electrician
Malcolm Cross ... additional camera operator
John Davidson ... second assistant camera
Gabriele DiChiara ... electrician (as Gabriel Dichiara)
Ross Edmunds ... electrician
Bert Gouweleeuw ... grip
Ken Hillier ... electrician
Scott Keates ... grip (as Scott Keares)
Michael O'Connor ... key grip
Tom O'Reilly ... grip
Danny Piva ... electrician (as Dan Piva)
Brian Potts ... key grip: second unit
Dan Roy ... assistant camera: second unit
Kenneth Salah ... gaffer: second unit
Takashi Seida ... set photographer
Erk Thaysen ... electrician
Daniel Vincelette ... first assistant camera
Mark Woodley ... electrician
Craig Wright ... best boy
Lee Wright ... grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sylvie Bonniere ... wardrobe
Patti Meade ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Woody Sidarous ... location manager

Music Department

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Jim Weidman ... music editor
Carl Zittrer ... music editor
John Paul Young ... singer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Barney Bayliss ... driver
Dan Dunlop ... driver captain
Gabe Fallus ... driver
Ted Fanyeck ... driver
Mark Moore ... driver

Other crew

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Vicki Ahrens ... assistant: Mr. Kemeny
Wendy Beck ... tutor
Jane Conway ... dog wrangler
Mary Davie ... tutor
Nancy Eagles ... script supervisor
Gina Fowler ... production secretary
Terry Gould ... production assistant: second unit
Arlene D. Hay ... assistant: Mr. Hamori
Joanne Jackson ... production accountant
Janice Kaye ... publicist
John Lind ... production assistant: second unit (as John B. Lind)
Mark Moore ... production assistant
Lisa Smith ... angus doll
Fran Solomon ... production coordinator
Gerry Therrien ... animal trainer
Loretta Vanhart ... assistant accountant (as Loretta Van Hart)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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're Here and They Want to Meet the Neighbors See more »
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Also Known As
  • La fissure (Canada, French title)
  • The gate - la fissure (France)
  • La puerta (Spain)
  • The Gate - Porten til helvete (Norway)
  • O Portão (Brazil)
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  • 85 min
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Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The small demonic minions are played by actors in rubber suits, and shot in forced perspective. See more »
Goofs When the Lee sisters leaving the house, they have garlic around their necks. When they get outside, the garlic is gone. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Making of 'The Gate' (1987). See more »
Soundtracks NO PLEASURE 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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