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Puppet Master (1989)

R | | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 1990
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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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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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Trivia

The Blade puppet required five puppeteers to operate. See more »

Goofs

When Toulon puts Blade in the trunk, the hook is his right hand, while every other time it is his left, the knife being right. This shows that this shot was flipped. See more »

Quotes

Dana Hadley: Your husband was a despicable greedy bastard.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Castle Freak (2019) See more »

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La Chorrito
by Pechula Chuppa
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User Reviews

GREAT!!!
18 April 2001 | by bcameron1See all my reviews

This is one great horror movie. The special effects are great. The acting is good. If you have never seen this movie you should run straight to the nearest video store and pick it up. Or just go ahead and buy it!!! The dvd is great. It is about 4 psychics investigating rumors that the secret of life has been discovered by master puppeteer Andre Toulon. But the psychics quickly discover Toulons secret of death in the form of 5 killer puppets. You have to see this movie to believe it. I give it 3 1/2 stars out of 4.


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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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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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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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