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Dr. Giggles (1992)

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A madman who believes he's a doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was killed, and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a teenage girl who has a heart condition.

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Manny Coto
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Drake ... Doctor Evan Rendell
Holly Marie Combs ... Jennifer Campbell
Cliff De Young ... Tom Campbell
Glenn Quinn ... Max Anderson
Keith Diamond ... Officer Joe Reitz
Richard Bradford ... Officer Hank Magruder
Michelle Johnson ... Tamara
John Vickery ... Dr. Chamberlain
Nancy Fish ... Elaine Henderson
Sara Melson ... Coreen
Zoe Trilling ... Normi
Darin Heames ... Stu
Deborah Tucker ... Dianne
Doug E. Doug ... Trotter
Denise Barnes Denise Barnes ... Leigh
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Storyline

The psychopathic son of a mass-murdering doctor, escapes from his mental institution to seek revenge on the town where his father was caught. The giggling doctor kills his victims with a surgical theme. His goal being to give one of the townfolk a heart transplant. Written by Rob Hartill

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If you're from Moorehigh and you get sick, fall on your knees and pray you die quick. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Giggles See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,714,815, 25 October 1992

Gross USA:

$8,403,433

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,403,433
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While checking for secret passages in the run-down Rendell house, Stu checks an exterior wall, knocking on a spot right next to a window. This is in-keeping with the character, who is a bit of a dope. See more »

Goofs

When Tamara is in the bedroom, she tosses ice cream on the mirror. She then starts to clean it off, but is actually smearing the ice cream leaving a huge stain on the mirror. When she notices the medical kit on the bed, she turns around. Behind her, the mirror is now clean and spotless. See more »

Quotes

[Watching a boy play Dr. Mario]
Doctor Evan Rendell: Terminal.
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Referenced in Blackcat Riffs: Sex Madness (2013) See more »

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Amusing.
22 October 2001 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Dr Evan Rendell or Dr Giggles from the title wonderfully played by Larry Drake is,along with officer Joe Vickers(Bobby Ray Shafer)from "Psycho Cop" series,one of the funniest psycho killers ever created on film."Dr Giggles" is an enjoyable slasher film filled with gore and black humour.The film is well-directed and acted and is simply fun to watch.It's quite suspenseful at times,and some of the killings are rather unpleasant(like when he castrates one guy)and grotesque.Recommended for horror fans.


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