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Child's Play Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Child's Play seems to have been concocted by a parent who went berserk after standing in line for hours on end to purchase a Cabbage Patch doll in the early 1980s. The film opens with serial killer Brad Dourif taking refuge in a doll factory. Dourif is killed by the cops, but not before he has invoked a voodoo curse which transfers his soul into one of the dolls. That particular doll, nicknamed Chuckie, is unwittingly purchased by Catherine Hicks for her son Alex Vincent. Several murders occur shortly thereafter; all evidence points to Alex, who insists that his cherub-faced doll is responsible. Detective Chris Sarandon, the man responsible for Dourif's death, doesn't swallow Alex's story, but he agrees to investigate because he's sweet on Alex's mom. The slasher-flick ending of Child's Play would seem to have settled Chuckie's hash for good and all, but guess again--the film spawned numerous sequels. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:November 9, 1988

Cast

Catherine Hicks
as Karen Barclay
Chris Sarandon
as Det. Mike Norris
Alex Vincent
as Andy Barclay
Brad Dourif
as Charles Lee Ray
Dinah Manoff
as Maggie Peterson
Tommy Swerdlow
as Jack Santos
Jack Colvin
as Dr. Ardmore
Juan Ramirez
as Peddler
Alan Wilder
as Mr. Criswell
Raymond Oliver
as Dr. Death
Aaron Osborne
as Orderly
Ted Liss
as George
Roslyn Alexander
as Lucy
Edan Gross
as Friendly Chucky
John Franklin
as Walkabout Chucky
Michael Patrick Carter
as Kid in Animated Commercial
Ed Gale
as Chucky
Neil Giuntoli
as Eddie Caputo
Alan Wilder
as Mr. Criswell
Neil Giuntoli
as Eddie Caputo
Roslyn Alexander
as Lucy
Ted Liss
as George
Ed Gale
as Chucky
Raymond Oliver
as Dr. Death
Michael Patrick Carter
as Kid in Animated Commercial
Edan Gross
as Friendly Chucky
John Franklin
as Walkabout Chucky
Aaron Osborne
as Orderly
Juan Ramirez
as Peddler

Crew

Tom Holland
Director
David Kirschner
Producer
Hank Moonjean
Producer
Elliott Geisinger
Producer
Don Mancini
Screen Story
Don Mancini
Screenwriter
Tom Holland
Screenwriter
John J. Lafia
Screenwriter
Bill Butler
Cinematographer
Joe Renzetti
Composer (Music Score)
Edward Warschilka
Editor
Scott James Wallace
Editor
John Loggia
Production Designer
Daniel Lomino
Production Designer
Laura Moskowitz
Associate Producer
Barrie M. Osborne
Executive Producer
April Ferry
Costume Designer
Robert Latham Brown
Production Manager
Shelley Andreas
Casting
Jane Alderman
Casting
Sharon Bialy
Casting
Richard Pagano
Casting
Peter Donen
Special Effects Supervisor
Richard Helmer
Special Effects Supervisor
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