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Child's Play 3 (1991)

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Chucky returns for revenge against Andy, the young boy who defeated him, and now a teenager living in a military academy.

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Jack Bender

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Don Mancini (characters), Don Mancini
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Whalin ... Andy Barclay
Perrey Reeves ... De Silva
Jeremy Sylvers ... Tyler
Travis Fine ... Shelton
Dean Jacobson Dean Jacobson ... Whitehurst
Brad Dourif ... Chucky (voice)
Peter Haskell ... Sullivan
Dakin Matthews ... Colonel Cochrane
Andrew Robinson ... Sergeant Botnick
Burke Byrnes ... Sergeant Clark
Matthew Walker Matthew Walker ... Ellis
Donna Eskra Donna Eskra ... Ivers
Edan Gross Edan Gross ... Good Guy Doll (voice)
Terry Wills Terry Wills ... Garbage Man
Richard Marion Richard Marion ... Patterson
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Storyline

It's been eight years since the events in the second film, we now see that Andy is a teenager who has been enrolled in a military school. Play Pals Toy Company decides to re-release its Good Guys line, feeling that after all this time, the bad publicity has died down. As they re-used old materials, the spirit of Charles Lee Ray once again comes to life. In his search for Andy, Chucky falls into the hands of a younger boy, and he realizes that it may be easier to transfer his soul into this unsuspecting child. Andy is the only one who knows what Chucky is up to, and it's now up to him to put a stop to it. Written by Phil Fernando

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Chucky goes Ballistic. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Child's Play III See more »

Filming Locations:

Valencia, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,718,940, 2 September 1991

Gross USA:

$14,960,255

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,560,255
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the UK on 12th February 1993. 2 year old James Bulger was murdered by 11 year old boys Robert Thompson and Jon Venables. Child's Play 3 (1991) was connected to the crime and it was alleged that the two boys watched the film which was an 18 certificate film, months before and it influenced the two boys to go out and commit the murder. However, Jon Venables father Neil denied that his son watched the film and the film was banned in the UK until 2002. The two boys were arrested and imprisoned for their crime. See more »

Goofs

(at around 54 mins) During the breakfast scene, Sgt. Botnick tells Andy he needs a trim on Wednesday, but he had just given him a haircut the previous day. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sullivan: This is Andy Barclay. Eight years ago, he touched off the scandal that nearly crippled this company. Claiming his Good Guy doll, Chucky was possessed by... Charles Lee Ray, the notorious Lakeshore Strangler.
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Alternate Versions

Several scenes cut from original version appear in the USA Network's version:
  • Additional dialogue between president of Play Pal toys and his assistant at the very beginning.
  • Andy talking with Tyler on the bus taking them to Kent military school;
  • a scene with Andy and Tyler talking as Andy is going to his room. Tyler offers to play pool with him but Andy declines;
  • Andy and Whitehurst talking outside as they stand at attention just before Shelton steps into the picture;
  • Tyler telling Andy how bad his hair looks after they get haircuts.
  • Shelton catches Andy & Desilva kissing in woods during wargames.
  • After death of garbage man, scene in which Andy is sitting in class, contemplatively, teacher snaps him back into it.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Return to Sleepaway Camp (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Calliope #1 & #2
Written by Charlotte Georg (as Peter Vanderlohren)
Courtesy of Ole Georg/Capitol Production Music
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My favorite of the series for some reason
7 March 2008 | by emperor_benderSee all my reviews

I'm going to comment hell for this one. This comment will most likely receive a very low "useful" rating, but I'm OK with that. This movie was quite possibly my favorite of the Child's Play series. And although you will probably not agree, you will see what I mean:

This movie takes place 8 years after the previous. Andy is now a teen and has been sent to a military academy. And guess what: Chucky decided to tag along. This makes for a great story. Chucky really shows his true colors and sick, twisted sense of humor here. We also have an interesting group of characters here, who are actually worth mentioning. We have Andy of course, we have Tyler, a young cadet who catches Chucky's eye as a replacement of Andy; there's DeSilva, a tough girl who has a soft spot for Andy; we have Whitehurst, an outspoken, nerdy type who quickly befriends Andy; we have Shelton, a military-loving, tough, intimidating young man who has it in for Andy; and we have Botnik, an older guy, the barber who loves his job just a little too much. Together with these great characters is a great setting. There are some very interesting kills here which I have not even thought of or seen in any previous film. I do not understand why this movie is so underrated. Is it because of the time lapse? Maybe because Andy's not a kid? New setting? No matter what the reason, this movie deserves much more than a 4.1 rating (as of 3/7/08). I say it gets 9/10. Fans of the first 2 films will not want to miss this.


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