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Critters 3 (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1992 (Spain)
The tiny fur ball aliens that will eat anything or anyone set their sights on a Los Angeles apartment tower.

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Kristine Peterson

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Rupert Harvey (story), Barry Opper (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Calvin ... Clifford
Aimee Brooks ... Annie
Christian Cousins ... Johnny
Joseph Cousins ... Johnny
William Dennis Hunt ... Briggs
Nina Axelrod ... Betty Briggs
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Josh
Don Keith Opper ... Charlie McFadden (as Don Opper)
Geoffrey Blake ... Frank
José Luis Valansuela José Luis Valansuela ... Mario (as José Luis Valensuela)
Diana Bellamy ... Rosalie
Katherine Cortez ... Marcia
Frances Bay ... Mrs. Menges
Bill Zuckert ... Mr. Menges
Terrence Mann ... Ug
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Storyline

In what appears to be a cross between Critters and The Towering Inferno, the residents of a shoddy L.A. apartment block are chased up to the roof by hoards of the eponymous hairy horrors. Written by Ross Horsley <ics6rh@leeds.ac.uk>

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First they destroyed a farm. Then they terrorised a town. Now they're ready to do some real damage! See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1992 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Critters 3: You Are What They Eat See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

New Line Cinema, OH Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Leonardo DiCaprio's feature film debut. See more »

Goofs

(at around 8 mins) When Charlie relates his Critter history to Annie and Josh, he says it all started in 1984. (at around 32 mins) Yet Mr. Menges' tabloid newspapers (and the release date of the first film) would indicate the first attack was in 1986. See more »

Quotes

Annie: Dad, you're going to have to deal with this. You got to think about it, make some decisions.
Clifford: Annie, I'm going to eat my dinner, and then I'm going to watch some moronic situation comedy, and then I'm going to sleep the sleep of the dead. Can we worry about this tomorrow?
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No critters were harmed in the making of this movie. See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Little sharp-teethed stand up comedians
22 November 2011 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

The DVD-cover suggests that - following two episodes set in the remote Kansas countryside area - the Krites will now be spreading fear and terror in the big city, but the truth is they never get any further than running amok in a ramshackle old apartment building and frightening a handful of its tenants. Part three in the series is an okay time-waster, but very forgettable and obviously lacking the joyous and charming spirit of the first two films. It sometimes seems that, with entering the 1990's, it suddenly became impossible to make cheesy & light-headed horror like they did in the 1980's. Oh well, at least number three is still a dozen times better than the truly awful fourth installment, which was shot back-to-back with this one and takes place in outer space. "Critters 3" particularly marks the further and irreversible descent of the franchise into comical territory. Mainly due to the eccentric design of the monsters – courtesy of the amazing Chiodo Brothers – the series bathes in a light-headed and silly atmosphere, but the two previous films nevertheless found a better balance between the comedy aspects and genuine horror. Here, the little supposedly ravenous and evil creatures almost look like tiny stand up comedians. They giggle non-stop, eat beans and fart, watching cooking programs on TV and entertain themselves with food fights. Meanwhile, a bizarre posse of low-keyed tenants (among them THE Leonardo DiCaprio in his very first long-feature film) attempt to escape the Critter-terror through fleeing to the roof. Why they just don't go out via the front door, I don't know… Don Opper reprises his role as bounty hunter Charlie, and he seems to get more imbecilic with every episode. I don't really feel like mocking DiCaprio's appearance because, in all honesty, he gives a good performance and depicts a likable teenage character.


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