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Gremlins

Gremlins

Zach Galligan
Director: Joe Dante Cast: Zach Galligan
Zach Galligan
, Hoyt Axton
Hoyt Axton
, Frances Lee McCain
Frances Lee McCain
Joe Dante

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Overview

"Don't expose him to bright light. Don't ever get him wet. And don't ever, ever feed him after midnight." This sage advice is ignored midway through Gremlins, with devastating results. This comic Joe Dante effort is set in a Norman Rockwell-esque small town at Christmastime. Seeking a unique gift for his son an erstwhile inventor (Hoyt Axton) purchases a cute, fuzzy little "Mogwai" from a Chinatown shopkeeper's (Keye Luke) grandson (John Louie), who dispenses the above-mentioned warning before closing the deal. Meanwhile, young bank clerk Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) must suffer such antagonists as rich-bitch Mrs. Deagle (Polly Holliday) and priggish Gerald (Judge Reinhold) while pursuing his romance with Kate (Phoebe Cates). These and a variety of other plot strands are tied together when the lovable mogwai (named Gizmo) is exposed to bright light and gotten wet. In short order, the town is invaded by nasty, predatory Gremlins, who lay waste to everything in sight as Billy and Kate try to contain the destruction. Like most of Joe Dante's works, Gremlins is chock-full of significant cameo appearances: in this instance, such pop-culture icons as Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph, Chuck Jones, Scott Brady, Harry Carey Jr., Steven Spielberg (the film's executive producer) and even Robby the Robot all show up briefly on screen.


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Product Details

Release Date: 12/09/2014
UPC: 0883929409419
Original Release: 1984
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 34,790

Special Features

Cute, clever, mischevious, intelligent and dangerous: making Gremlins - don't get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and never feed him after midnight! Discover the incredible story behind Gizmo's amazing journey from an antique store in Chinatown to the big screen; ; From Gizmo to Gremlins: creating the creatures - discover the incredible artistry involved in bringing life to Gizmo, Stripe and the Gremlins, from working (or not working) puppets to Howie Mandel voicing our favorite Mogwai; 2 motion comics from the 1984 Gremlins books; And more!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Zach Galligan Billy
Hoyt Axton Rand Peltzer
Frances Lee McCain Lynn Peltzer
Phoebe Cates Kate
Polly Holliday Mrs. Deagle
Scott Brady Sheriff
Glynn Turman Hanson
Corey Feldman Pete
Keye Luke Grandfather
Judge Reinhold Gerald
Jonathan Banks Dep. Brent
Edward Andrews Corben
Susan Arnold Actor
James MacKrell Lew Landers
Mushroom Barney
John Louie Chinese Boy
Don Steele Rockin' Ricky Rialto
Dick Miller Mr. Futterman
Arnie Moore Pete's Father
Harry Carey Mr. Anderson
Donald Elson Man on Street
Belinda Balaski Mrs. Harris
Lois Foraker Bank Teller
Chuck Jones Mr. Jones
Kenny Davis Dorry
Nicky Katt School Children
John C. Becher Dr. Molinaro
Jackie Joseph Mrs. Futterman
Joe Brooks Santa
Frank Welker Special Vocal Effects
Howie Mandel Gizmo
Fred Newman Special Vocal Effects
Mark Dodson Special Vocal Effects
Michael Winslow Special Vocal Effects
Peter Cullen Special Vocal Effects
Michael Sheehan Special Vocal Effects
Bob Holt Special Vocal Effects
Steven Spielberg Man in Electric Wheelchair (uncredited)
Jim McKrell Lew Landers

Technical Credits
Joe Dante Director
Susan Arnold Casting
Norman Burza Costumes/Costume Designer
Chris Columbus Screenwriter
Michael Finnell Producer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Warren Hamilton Sound Editor
Tina Hirsch Editor
John Hora Cinematographer
Rosemary Johnston Stunts
Kathleen Kennedy Executive Producer
Ken King Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Marshall Executive Producer
Linda Matthews Costumes/Costume Designer
William Matthews Set Decoration/Design
Mike McGaughy Stunts
James Spencer Production Designer
Steven Spielberg Executive Producer
Chris Walas Special Effects

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