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Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)

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Two brothers connected to the murderous children's cult of Gatlin, Nebraska are taken to Chicago by an adoptive couple.

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James D.R. Hickox

Writers:

Stephen King (short story "Children of the Corn"), Dode B. Levenson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dano Cerny Dano Cerny ... Eli Porter (as Daniel Cerny)
Ron Melendez ... Joshua Porter
Jim Metzler ... William Porter
Nancy Lee Grahn ... Amanda Porter
Jon Clair Jon Clair ... Malcom Elkman
Mari Morrow ... Maria Elkman
Michael Ensign ... Father Frank Nolan
Duke Stroud ... Earl
Rif Hutton ... Arnold
Garvin Funches ... T-Loc
Johnny Legend Johnny Legend ... Derelict Man
Gina St. John ... Diane
Yvette Freeman ... Samantha
Terence Mathews Terence Mathews ... Dwayne (as Terrence Matthews)
James O'Sullivan James O'Sullivan ... Charles Brady
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Two young Gatlin residents are orphaned after the younger brother kills their father. So, the terror of Gatlin goes urban when the two boys are placed in the custody of two foster parents. The younger brother (who by this point is established as the "evil one") bought some corn seeds along for the road and plants them in the courtyard of an abandoned warehouse, bring He Who Walks Behind the Rows to the city. He winds up possessing his high school peers, and soon his older brother feels called to stop him. Written by Michael Cucinotta <cucinott@brick.purchase.edu>

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In the heart of a city an adult nightmare is about to be reborn See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Children of the Corn III: Urban Nightmare See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nicholas Brendon's first movie. See more »

Goofs

On the drive from Chicago to Gatlin mountains can be seen. There are no mountains between Chicago and Nebraska. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joshua's Abusive Father: Joshua? Joshua? Boy, you're gonna make this some sad night.
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Nancy Lee Grahn's character, Amanda, is listed as "Alice" in the end credits. See more »

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The UK version is cut by 13 seconds, removing some close ups of gore and sexual references. See more »

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BELLY OF THE BEAST
Performed by The Lifers Group (as Lifers Group)
Courtesy of Hollywood BASIC
Published by Agarita Music
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Ambitious and Surprising Sequel
26 November 2001 | by idlehands2kSee all my reviews

After the disappointing "Children of the Corn II", the 1996 direct-to-video sequel subtitled "Urban Harvest" moves the setting from a rural Midwestern town to the Windy City of Chicago. A change of atmosphere gives the "Children of the Corn" franchise a much-needed boost and this entry is sometimes scary, often imaginative and boasts some unique special effects.

A couple (Jim Metzler and Nancy Lee Grahn) adopt a pair of abandoned teens. The older one (Ron Melendez) is conflicted with his Gatlin, Nebraska past, while the younger one (Daniel Cerny) prepares to recruit an all new batch of followers to resurrect He Who Walks Behind the Rows.

The movie is pretty tense and actually works on many levels... but the finale -- while planned out well -- looks really cheap onscreen and brings about lots of unintentional laughter.

"Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest" is one of the strongest entries in the franchise, and for the first 85 of its 91 minute running time, it proves to be a first-rate thriller.


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