Gremlins Movie Review 1984

Information and Film Reviews for Gremlins the Movie

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Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

Comedy horror with deft satiric edge. Produced by Spielberg. Fumbling gadget salesman Rand Peltzer is looking for something really special to get his son Billy. He finds it in a small store in Chinatown. The wise shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the adorable "mogwai" but relents after fully warning him "Don't expose him to bright light, don't ever get him wet, and don't ever, ever feed him after midnight." Naturally, this all happens and the result is a gang of nasty gremlins who decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve. Followed by "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" which is less black comedy, more parody, and perhaps more inventive.

Distribution

Time-Life Video and Television, 1450 Palmyra Ave., Richmond, VA 23227-4420, Phone: (804)266-6330, Toll-free: 800-950-7887, Fax: (757)427-7905

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 106 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Horror Comedy, Alien Beings--Benign, Alien Beings--Vicious, Christmas, Swimming, Horrible Holidays, Top Grossing Films of 1984, Producers: Steven Spielberg, At the Movies, Inventors & Inventions
Screenplay
Chris Columbus
Cast
Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday, Frances Lee McCain, Keye Luke, Dick Miller, Corey Feldman, Judge Reinhold, Glynn Turman, Scott Brady, Jackie Joseph
Cinematography
John Hora
Director
Joe Dante
Music
Jerry Goldsmith
Other
Howie Mandel
Producer
Amblin Entertainment, Warner Bros.

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