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Puppetmaster (1989)

R | | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 1990
Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.

Director:

David Schmoeller

Writers:

Charles Band (story), Kenneth J. Hall (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Le Mat ... Alex Whitaker
William Hickey ... Andre Toulon
Irene Miracle ... Dana Hadley
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Neil Gallagher
Robin Frates Robin Frates ... Megan Gallagher
Matt Roe Matt Roe ... Frank Forrester
Kathryn O'Reilly Kathryn O'Reilly ... Carissa Stamford
Mews Small ... Theresa (as Merrya Small)
Barbara Crampton ... Woman at Carnival
David Boyd David Boyd ... Man at Carnival
Peter Frankland Peter Frankland ... Assassin #1
Andrew Kimbrough Andrew Kimbrough ... Assassin #2
Ed Cook Ed Cook ... Pinhead (voice)
Linda Cook Linda Cook ... Leech Woman (voice)
Tim Dornberg Tim Dornberg ... Tunneler (voice)
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Storyline

Neil Gallagher found the secret to Toulon's puppets who come to life and then killed himself. Alex and his psychic friends come to investigate and are stalked by Toulon's puppets who have a variety of strange traits including a drill for a head and the ability to spit up leeches. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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A box of little toys has just become a gang of little terrors. This is not child's play... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic horror/fantasy violence, a strong sex scene with nudity and strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1990 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Puppet Master See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The puppet Blade is based on one of David Schmoeller's favorite actors, Klaus Kinski. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, when the puppet Blade is racing around the Bodega Bay Inn grounds, he runs over to the car that had just pulled up. When the door opens and the two assassins walk out, you can see three crew members in the car door window reflection. Two of them are down on their knees holding the camera portraying Blade's birds eye vision. Another is standing on the grass watching over. See more »

Quotes

Dana Hadley: Fuck you, you Ivy League tight ass.
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Alternate Versions

The extended version was also published onto a MovieCD by the now-defunct software company Sirius Publishing on CD-ROM format during the late 1990s. See more »

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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Doctor Strange (2016) See more »

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La Chorrito
by Pechula Chuppa
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User Reviews

A very good film with good effects
7 August 2001 | by LamartiniscoolSee all my reviews

Although some people seem to comment 'cheesy' and 'childs play rip-off' I enjoyed watching it. I like Childs Play more than this but still Puppetmaster is well worth watching. Other people comment on the ending not being good and why would they do that? Well duh! Its so they could leave the door open for sequel (which they did) I thought the different puppets were cool coughing up leeches, drilling through people hey theres something for everyone! I think if you like movies like Childs Play or you like general splatter-fests then this is the movie for you.


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