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A seemingly innocent and sweet little boy causes murder and mayhem in his new neighborhood and falls for the teenage girl next-door.


Dennis Dimster (as Dennis Dimster-Denk)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Bonsall ... Mikey
Josie Bissett ... Jessie Owens
Ashley Laurence ... Shawn Gilder
Mimi Craven ... Rachel Trenton
John Diehl ... Neil Trenton
Whit Hertford ... Ben Owens (as Whitby Hertford)
Lyman Ward ... Mr. Jenkins
David Rogge David Rogge ... David
Mark Venturini ... Det. Jack Reynolds
Laura Robinson Laura Robinson ... Grace Calvin
Peppi Sanders Peppi Sanders ... Mary Ellen Owens
Frank Sprague Frank Sprague ... Levinson
Frank Bridge Frank Bridge ... Mr. Fineberg
Beverly Piper Beverly Piper ... Mrs. Packard
Jean Fowler Jean Fowler ... Det. Hancock


Although Mikey is just a little boy, he is capable of anything.... Every family Mikey lives with has a series of unexplained "accidents" and hence he's moved from home to home. After his original family die, accidently, Mikey is taken by authorities and placed into the care of adoptive parents. Of course they eventually come to learn that Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


With evil, size doesn't matter. See more »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

12 November 1992 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Mikey, el niño diabólico See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tapestry Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Two actors from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise appear: Lyman Ward, who appeared in Freddy's Revenge, and Whitby Hertford, who appeared in the Dream Child. See more »


Mikey shoots an arrow at Shawn and misses hitting the picture of the two pinned to the door. The arrow changes places between shots. In the initial shot, it's through her chest, but in the following shot it's above her head. See more »


Jessie: [as she attempts to answer the phone call made to distract her while Mikey does his thing] Is this some kind of joke?
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »


One Of These Days
Written by Mason Cooper and Christopher Smith
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You will be on the edge of your seat!
10 May 2007 | by rsrungaramSee all my reviews

When me and my spouse rented this film I was very iffy about it. But boy did my mind changed! From the minute the film started I was glued to the screen! Brian Bonsall's acting is just incredible and brings the character of Mikey to life! The film blends the elements of drama, comedy and horror very well, with dramatic tension between the characters, witty one liners and heart pounding horror. I must see! The film however is very scary and will most likely be a fun riot when you and your colleages view this film together! And just like any movie, this film is best viewed with popcorn and a cold soda. I will love to go into detail on this film but I can't because it will just spoil this cult classic! But take my word! This film is loads of fun and bit of a good scare. So please head to your local video store and rent this great film....If you dare.

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