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Spooky House (2002)

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Max is a lonely, recently orphaned young boy who is frequently bullied by his classmates. One night after accepting a dare, Max wanders into a mysterious mansion, where he meets the Great Zamboni, an eccentric magician.

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William Sachs
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Kingsley ... The Great Zamboni
Mercedes Ruehl ... Boss
Matt Weinberg ... Max
Jason Fuchs ... Yuri
Ronald Joshua Scott Ronald Joshua Scott ... Beans
Simon Baker ... Prescott
Chaz Monet Chaz Monet ... Zoe
Myles Ferguson ... Mike the Mouth
Katharine Isabelle ... Mona
Kyle Labine ... Dumb Dave
Yanna McIntosh Yanna McIntosh ... Nicole
Carmen Moore ... Dawn Starr
Dave 'Squatch' Ward ... Cigar Van Driver (as David 'Squatch' Ward)
Carolyn Tweedle Carolyn Tweedle ... Woman Neighbor
Benz Antoine ... Police Officer
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Storyline

Mysterious reclusive magician the Great Zamboni and his pet jaguar Shadow reside in the Spooky House, an old mansion that's rigged with magic tricks and hidden chambers. Young orphan Max attempts to befriend Zamboni. After a trio of teenage bullies who work for the town's eccentric crime queen Boss chase Max and his friends into the Spooky House on Halloween, a night of hilarious magic and amazing illusions ensues. Written by Woodyanders

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Released two years after the death of Myles Ferguson (Mike the Mouth). See more »

Goofs

Max cuts his finger and sits on some stone steps waiting for a Band Aid. In some of the shots, the steps are in full sunshine and in others, in the shade. See more »

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Boss: Tough Kazookies.
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Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Spooky House' (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Gimme What You Got
Written by Mike Piccirillo
Performed by Carlton Coffie
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Great for kids, Groans for Grown-ups
6 August 2004 | by steve_shubertSee all my reviews

OK, my wife rented this off-the-shelf, thinking it would be a cute "family" movie, so we were forced to buy pizza and sit through it with our kids (9 & 5). In a nutshell, the kids loved it, although my 5 year old thought parts of it were a bit "scary", and didn't want to sit through it. For my wife and I, however, it was definitely a tremendous groaner...The biggest plus was the fact that it was SOOOO bad that we actually laughed at how bad it was! This was one of those "I'm too drunk to go to sleep...what's on TV?" B-movies from the old USA Network "Up All Night" series (if you remember those).

There were parts of it that actually reminded us of the old "Little Rascals" shows, where the kids---and their so-obviously-memorized scripts---were almost like puppets. The super-fast-motion scenes to speed things up were good for a chuckle.

Rent this for your kids to enjoy, but don't dare watch it yourself unless you want to bang your head afterwards for wasting this much time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2004 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,677, 21 April 2002

Gross USA:

$65,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,875
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DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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