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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 »

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 ... 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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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

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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Good b-movie.

An accused child murderer has been arrested five years ago, his lawyer ( Rosalind Allen) believes he's innocence as he may think that the Pinocchio puppet he made for his son told him to kill other children. She couldn't stop his execution in time, however she accidentally brings home with her the Pinocchio doll from the office, her daughter Zoe ( Brittany Alyse Smith) is having a birthday party as she mistakes it as a gift. The new few days she seems to act strange as she begins to develop a relationship with the puppet as bizarre accidents occur, her mother begins to become concerned about her including to find out what is behind these accidents.

Entertaining low budget psychological horror thriller that is a puzzle movie on who is the killer! is Pinocchio really alive and doing all the killing or was it the daughter who has became a schizophrenic? the acting is good and the puppet is quite a creepy one.

Also recommended: "Magic" ( 1978), "Trilogy of Terror", " Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer", "Halloween", "Dolls", " Child's Play series", " Se7en", "Devil Doll ( 1964)", "Dead of Night", " Pin", " Great Gabbo", " Puppet Master", " Tourist Trap", "Scream", " Terror Train", " Psycho ( 1960)", " American Psycho", "Dolly Dearest", "Poltergeist", "Evil Dead II", "Perfect Blue", "Silence of the Lambs", and "The Shining".


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