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Pinocchio's Revenge (1996)

A suburban defense lawyer mistakenly gives her troubled daughter, Zoe, a wooden puppet belonging to a deceased serial killer. The toy fills the void of friendship in Zoe's life, but Zoe begins to act increasingly strange and violent.

Director:

Kevin Tenney (as Kevin S. Tenney)

Writer:

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 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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Taglines:

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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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

When Sophia is being beaten after tripping in the hall you can clearly see a manicured thumbnail holding onto the object used to beat her to death during the second swing. 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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User Reviews

 
A great shower scene buried in this silly story.
12 March 2005 | by stormrustonSee all my reviews

Pinocchio's revenge is not a good movie. Nor is it terrible.

The acting was wooden at least on Pinocchio's part.The puppet had all of 2 expressions.As did most of the actors,except strangely enough...the secondary characters...most of them were enjoyable over the top.

The special effects in this are pretty "B" and as I said earlier the puppet really blew.

The 2 best scenes in the movie are the knife through the hand...looked pretty good,i think they spent about a 1/3 of the budget on that...and the shower scene...WOW...I think they must have spent the other 2/3rds of the budget on talking the actress who did that scene to do it.Outstanding.

Seriously this is a slightly below average "b" horror puppet movie...rent Chucky if you have a urge to see puppets kill.

The story had a few interesting idea's, enough to keep me watching it to the end.


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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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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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