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Hellgate (1989)

R | | Horror | 8 August 1990 (USA)
A motorcycle gang kidnaps a young woman, Josie, from a diner and brutally kills her. Many years later, the girl's father finds a magic crystal that can bring the life back to dead objects. ... See full summary »

Director:

William A. Levey

Writer:

Michael S. O'Rourke (as Michael O'Rourke)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Palillo ... Matt
Abigail Wolcott ... Josie Carlyle
Carel Trichardt Carel Trichardt ... Lucas Carlyle
Petrea Curran Petrea Curran ... Pam
Evan J. Klisser Evan J. Klisser ... Chuck
Joanne Warde Joanne Warde ... Bobby (as Joanne Ward)
Frank Notaro Frank Notaro ... Buzz (as Frank Notard)
Lance Vaughan Lance Vaughan ... Zonk
Victor Melleney Victor Melleney ... Jonas (as Victor Mellaney)
Len Sparrowhawk Len Sparrowhawk ... Deputy no. 1
Alan Granville Alan Granville ... Deputy no. 2
Lynda Powell Lynda Powell ... Waitress 1958
Kimberleigh Stark Kimberleigh Stark ... Waitress 1989
Craig Freimond Craig Freimond ... Gas Station Attendant
Alan Pierce Alan Pierce ... Fast Freddy
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A motorcycle gang kidnaps a young woman, Josie, from a diner and brutally kills her. Many years later, the girl's father finds a magic crystal that can bring the life back to dead objects. He uses it to re-animate his daughter. He lets her seduce any young man that comes to visit the small town and then kills them. Four young students, two boys and two girls spend a vacation near the town, Hellgate. They hear about the story and get involved. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Once in, you'll never come out. See more »

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Trivia

The LIFE magazine on the sheriff's table was published October 1987 with the headline: Margret Thatcher on dealing with Gorbachev and, too, in its top right corner has the pictures of Ronald Reagan, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter and Richard M. Nixon with the title: Four presidents on the future of America. See more »

Goofs

As the bike gang ride through HellGate for the first time, the aerial-footage shows a building, to the left, with no roof which is an empty shell. See more »

Quotes

Matt: [to Chuck] You know you're an asshole?
[motions Chuck closer]
Matt: You really are.
[motions Chuck even closer]
Matt: I mean it.
[both laugh]
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Connections

References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

IT HAPPENED TODAY
Written by J. Rock, J. Beaumont & The Skyliners
Performed by The Skyliners
Published by Bonnyview Music, Southern Music Co Inc.
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As the 1980s Died Out, This One Caught the Tail
4 June 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A motorcycle gang kidnaps a young woman, Josie, from a diner and brutally kills her. Many years later, the girl's father finds a magic crystal that can bring the life back to dead objects. He uses it to re-animate his daughter.

This film has a low rating and has generally been forgotten. And yeah, I can see why. It is no masterpiece and is definitely not a horror gem. I like the reanimation aspect, and the 1950s bit... and we have zombies, ax murders, and more...

If nothing else, the film is good for the very, very corny humor and the slow motion shot of a topless woman getting blown through a window by a shotgun blast. That is an incredible stunt, and by going in slow motion it is even more spectacular.


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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Porta do Inferno See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Dolby Stereo

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