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Child's Play (1988)

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A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Karen Barclay
... Mike Norris
... Andy Barclay
... Charles Lee Ray / Chucky (voice)
... Maggie Peterson
... Jack Santos
... Dr. Ardmore
... Eddie Caputo
Juan Ramírez ... Peddler
... Mr. Criswell
Richard Baird ... News Reporter at Toy Store
Ray Oliver ... Dr. Death (as Raymond Oliver)
Aaron Osborne ... Orderly
Tyler Hard ... Mona
Ted Liss ... George
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Storyline

When Charles Lee Ray needs to get a quick escape from cop Mike Norris, he takes his soul and buries it into playful, seemingly good guy doll Chucky. Little does he know a little boy by the name of Andy Barclay will be the new owner of him soon-to-come. Charles confides in Andy while he commits numerous murders and once the adults accept Andy's story as truth, it's too late. Written by Kris Hopson <kris.hopson@hotmail.com>

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9 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,583,000, 13 November 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,244,684

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,952,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie Child's Play has two alternative beginnings where the primary one starts off with Charles Lee Ray summons his soul into a doll during the last seconds of death. The second due to the split of the executive producer and producer was that doll was placed voodoo on by a priest. The split between the two producers were caused due to superstition level that the movie was showing. See more »

Goofs

The voodoo chant is different at the end of the film than it is at the beginning. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mike Norris: I got the strangler! Wabash and Van Buren.
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SECOND SIGHT
Written by David Kitay (as D. Kitay) & David Darling (as D. Darling)
Performed by David Darling
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Original and scary.
8 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

I've seen this brilliant horror movie over twenty times so far and it is still great."Child's Play" is wonderfully original-a great concept(the soul of a serial killer in the puppet)and villain(Chucky!)are perhaps the keys to it all.Plenty of shocks and scares,pretty good acting and lots of violence.The direction and editing are so tight and carefully done.Now I can see why this movie was such a huge success in 1988.Managing to be both frightening and classy,this is a nerve-wracking experience.I actually found "Child's Play" to be a very scary film.I did not find it too gory,but what gore there is it was done to heighten intensity levels to the extreme.All in all,I wholeheartedly recommend it to any open-minded viewer,who likes to watch horror movies.The hammer in the head scene still gives me goosebumps.


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