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Pinocchio's Revenge (1996)

Defense attorney Jennifer Garrick acquires a Pinocchio puppet from a condemned serial killer. Her pre-teen daughter, Zoe, mistakes the puppet as a birthday present and grows really attached... See full summary »

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Kevin Tenney (as Kevin S. Tenney)

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Kevin Tenney (as Kevin S. Tenney)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Candace McKenzie ... Sophia
Lewis Van Bergen ... Vincent Gotto
Ivan Gueron Ivan Gueron ... Rookie Patrolman
Thomas Wagner ... Homicide Detective
Janis Chow ... Newscaster
Larry Cedar ... District Attorney
Janet MacLachlan ... Judge Allen
Rosalind Allen ... Jennifer Garrick
Brittany Alyse Smith ... Zoe Garrick
Ron Canada ... Barry
Sarah Kaite Coughlan ... School Teacher
Tara Hartman Tara Hartman ... Beth
Danielle Keaton ... Beth's Friend (as Danielle Wiener)
Carianne Goldsmith Carianne Goldsmith ... Beth's Friend
José Rey José Rey ... Prison Guard
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Storyline

Defense attorney Jennifer Garrick acquires a Pinocchio puppet from a condemned serial killer. Her pre-teen daughter, Zoe, mistakes the puppet as a birthday present and grows really attached to her new doll friend. Suddenly, accidents begin to happen to those who cross Zoe. Zoe claims it's her Pinocchio doll. Zoe's therapist thinks otherwise. Soon Pinocchio and Zoe are conversing about his bad behavior. Pinnochio promises he'll behave if Zoe will cut his strings. Zoe complies, and the mysterious murders begin... Written by Humberto Amador

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Evil comes with strings attached

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and terror, sex and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pinocchio Syndrome See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Was written and filmed under the title "The Pinocchio Syndrome", but for unknown reasons, Trimark re-titled it "Pinocchio's Revenge" when the film was completed. It was the director's intention to name it "The Pinocchio Syndrome". See more »

Goofs

Beth drops the invitations on the puddle, then appear over the grass, and then Zoe picks them up from the puddle. See more »

Crazy Credits

On-set Pinocchio wrangler ... Dana Klaren See more »


Soundtracks

Something For Nothing
Written & Performed by Dennis Michael Tenney
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Decide it for yourself
6 June 1999 | by movieman-74See all my reviews

This movie has one of those annoying decide it for yourself endings. This is also the kind of movie you buy or rent to see a little puppet go around killing people, well if it is then definitely don't be as stupid as I was to get this movie. During the film you say he'll do somehting soon or he will talk soon or he will kill somebody soon, but the bad thing is he doesn't even move 'til the last 10 minutes of the film. Plus it's one of those films were it tries to be clever by saying is the puppet alive or is it the little girl but that gets annoying also. Also they are clearly copying off of "Child's Play" the first Chucky movie more than the other's because for example the scene where mom is trying to get away from Pinoccho (in the last 10 minutes) and shuts the door and he begins to stab through the door (which you can tell is fake, you can see the place clearly were the knife is about to come through)and hits her hand (just like in "Child's Play"). Go rent one of the Puppetmaster movies or better yet one of the "Child's Play" movies. Also the stupid ending makes you made cause it says it's the girl sorta but then you always wonder. If your bored to tears is the only time I'd even come within 10 feet of this film. * out of **** stars.


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