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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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The Doctor is out... of his mind See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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, 23 October 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,403,433
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was re-released on December 12th, 2009 at New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Seventeen years after its original theatrical October 23rd, 1992 release date. See more »

Goofs

In Dr. Giggles waiting room full of his victims, the blonde corpse blinks her eyes. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Evan Rendell: [on an answering machine] Hello. This is your new doctor, and I'm standing right behind you.
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Connections

Referenced in Andy Barker, P.I.: The Lady Varnishes (2007) See more »

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Busted
Written by Jon Byrd and Neil Carswell (as Lloyd Neil Carswell)
Performed by Copperhead
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A Surprise: 'Dr. Giggles" Is A Funny Guy
3 January 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was a surprisingly entertaining B-type film with a lot of good lines by "Dr. Giggles" (Larry Drake). "Dr. Giggles" is a mad doctor who has this high-pitched giggle when he kills people, which is frequently.

It sounds hokey, and it is, but it's done with great tongue-in-cheek humor. Actually, that's what I think this is: a takeoff on grisly horror movies. Drake's Ines, mostly doctor clinches, are very funny and his face is strange enough so that he fits the part. The rest of the cast is Hollywood-typical teens.

This movie is well photographed, too and with nice color sand some good camera angles. Nothing outstanding but definitely a "sleeper," something much better than anticipated.


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