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Triloquist (2008)

In 1993, in Hollywood, California, a decadent ventriloquist overdoses and dies, leaving her two children to be sent to a foster house with their dummy. Their lives become a nightmare of abuse and murder, to be avenged by a wrathful dummy.

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Norbert
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Robin
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Detective Kislow
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Dummy (voice)
Barry Levine ...
Motel Manager
Dagmar Peterson ...
Jane
Sabrina Niselman ...
Little Angelina
Tayler Lynch ...
Little Norbert
Fred Cameron ...
Perverted Uncle
Yvette Marin Barlow ...
Woman
Jordan Green ...
Goblin Boy
Kamean Peterson ...
Pirate Boy
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Detective Evans
Andrew Zak ...
Strip Club Owner
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In 1993, in Hollywood, California, the addicted in heroin mother of two children is a decadent ventriloquist that can not find work anymore. When she overdoses and dies, the siblings Norbert and Angelina are sent to a foster house with their dummy. Later they are sent to their uncle's house; the man sexually abuses Angelina and the dummy kills him. Years later, Norbert (who can't speak) and his seventeen year-old alcoholic sister Angelina are living on the streets; when the dummy slaughters a boy, Norbert is accused and arrested by the police and sent to an asylum with his dummy. Later Angelina decides to release her brother and finds a woman in order to give an offspring to her family. She breaks into the institution, kills the male nurse and Norbert escapes. When they meet Robin on the road, Angelina decides that the teenager will be the mother of her nephew and they abduct the girl. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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One's a doll. The other's no dummy. See more »

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Rated R for violence, language including sexual references, nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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7 March 2008 (Japan)  »

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Angelina: [after mortally injuring Norbert] There's no group hug this time, Norby.
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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It's Tainted Love, Baby
Sung by Tha Realest
Music and Lyrics by Tha Realest
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Son of Leprechaun and Chucky
27 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

Man, I expected a lot from this movie. It sounded like one of those puppet horror movies with a killer twist. Trailer seemed nice, but what a let down this was.

The role of Angelina seemed way over the top; first it was like watching a killer spoof from Scary Movie. Not believable. Her brother was a retarded nut that didn't convince either.

Was it a comedy? IMDb says it's horror. A few slightly scary moments, a few unexpected story lines. But the rest has been done before and better.

The 78 minute runtime of the DVD was too long, I skipped some scenes. I wondered why it wasn't in the cinema in Holland, and why not released on DVD with my native language as subtitle, and only in German. Well, there is a clearly obvious reason for that. Thin characters, annoying at times.


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