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Elves (1989)

PG-13 | | Horror | 24 October 1989 (USA)
A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil Nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends... See full summary »

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Jeffrey Mandel (as Jeff Mandel)

Writers:

Jeffrey Mandel (as Jeff Mandel), Mike Griffin | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Haggerty ... Mike McGavin
Julie Austin Julie Austin ... Kirsten
Deanna Lund ... Kirsten's Mother
Borah Silver Borah Silver ... Kirsten's Grandfather
Mansell Rivers-Bland Mansell Rivers-Bland ... Rubinkreuz
Christopher Graham Christopher Graham ... Willy
Laura Lichstein Laura Lichstein ... Brooke
Stacey Dye Stacey Dye ... Amy
Winter Monk Winter Monk ... Kurt
Jeff Austin Jeff Austin ... Emil
Allen Lee Allen Lee ... Dr. Fitzgerald
Paul Rohrer Paul Rohrer ... Professor O'Conner
Ken Carpenter ... Shaver
Michael Tatlock ... Hugh Reed
Michael Herst Michael Herst ... Sgt. DeSoto
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A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil Nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends are trapped in a department store with an elf, and only Dan Haggerty, as the renegade loose-cannon Santa Claus, can save them. Written by Martin Moretti <moretti@master.ceat.okstate.edu>

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They don't work for Santa anymore!

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duendes See more »

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Trivia

Featured on episode 14 of Red Letter Media's Best of the Worst series. See more »

Goofs

When Mike McGavin asks the librarian about books on the occult, he is referred to section "666". In an American library, which uses Dewey Decimal Classification, books on parapsychology and the supernatural would be reserved in 130. 666 is actually for ceramic and allied technologies. See more »

Quotes

Kirsten's Mother: You look terrible.
Kirsten: Yeah, well, I had a rough day at work... Santa got murdered.
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Elves (2011) See more »

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Bizarre plot
13 June 2006 | by TikkinSee all my reviews

The best thing about Elves is most definitely the plot. The acting is so-so, the elf itself (yes, there's only one elf) is OK but a bit cheesy looking when you get to see it. You don't get to see it very much sadly. I didn't really get bored whilst watching Elves, which I was thankful for. The bizarre plot keeps you wondering what will happen next, especially after revelations about in-breeding and Nazis. There is one hilarious line when the girls brother says "Is everything going to be alright?", to which she replies: "No Willy, granddad's a Nazi".

The main problem with Elves is that it doesn't really do much. Yeah, the plot is bizarre, but the film doesn't really do it justice. You don't get to see much of the elf, so really the film is more like a bizarre story being narrated by the characters, as opposed to an actual film.


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