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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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Andy Barclay has a new playmate who's in no mood to play. See more »

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9 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blood Brother  »

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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 staircase seen in the film is a nod to Running Scared (1986) with Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines. See more »

Goofs

When Chucky follows Andy home and drops from the chimney and kicks the cover off, it's obvious that this isn't Chucky, but it's a real person dressed as Chucky. See more »

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[first lines]
Mike Norris: I got the strangler! Wabash and Van Buren.
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I'M HANGING
Written by B. Boyle
Performed by D.B. Night
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holy crap
14 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I really don't care what anyone says about this movie. I am a horror movie fanatic and i first saw this film at the age of 7. Out of all the horror movies i've ever seen, child's play ( the first one , to ME, is the scariest movie i've seen. A CREEPY looking doll, a CREEPY voice, eerie music because it's not even music its like chimes and a combination of creepy sounds, suspense and of course barely any comedy, just pure horror. Out of all the horror movies I've seen, the scariest movies would have to be the following: Child's Play, Pet Semetary, The Exorcist 3, Evil Dead is pretty creepy at times, The Others, Saw ( not a quite scary just a damn good movie, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original), April Fool's Day is kinda creepy, Sleepaway camp ( music and that ENDING ) there are a few more but i cant quite think, however, the tops are Child's Play and Pet Semetary. Oh, and High Tension is a VERY good horror/suspense. So if u wanna wanna be creeped out, go home, turn off the light, put the TV on loud or surround sound if u have it, and watch by yourself. It's a scary movie, well at least to me it is. I'm not scared of the movie now at the age of 25 but it is one the only ones that no matter how many times i watch it, still creep me out a bit.


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