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Little Shop of Horrors Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

It started as a 1960 Roger Corman horror comedy, filmed in two days; it then inspired a lavish 1982 Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Finally in 1986, Little Shop of Horrors (1960) graduated into a multimillion-dollar, all-star film musical. Rick Moranis plays nebbishy Seymour Krelborn, who works in a rundown flower shop on Skid Row. While his boss (Vincent Gardenia) bemoans the lack of business, Seymour seeks a way of bringing the shop -- and himself -- fame and fortune. He purchases a strange plant from an even stranger oriental street vendor (Vincent Wong), naming the plant after his girlfriend Audrey (Ellen Greene, one of the few carry-overs from the Broadway version). Gradually, Seymour learns to his horror that "Audrey II" (given the voice of R&B performer Levi Stubbs) craves blood and flesh. With each of Audrey II's "FEEED MEEE"s, Seymour must scare up human food to satisfy the plant's appetite. One such victim is dentist Steve Martin, a leather-jacketed Elvis type (the dentist's ultra-masochistic patient played by Jack Nicholson in the 1960 original is here impersonated by Bill Murray). The lighthearted tone of the film darkens as Audrey II grows in monstrosity, but the unhappy ending of the Broadway version is avoided herein. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:March 27, 1987

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lyle Conway Best Visual Effects 1986 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alan Menken Best Song 1986 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Howard Ashman Best Song 1986 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bran Ferren Best Visual Effects 1986 Nominee

Cast

Rick Moranis
as Seymour Krelborn
Ellen Greene
as Audrey
Vincent Gardenia
as Mr. Mushnik
Steve Martin
as Orin Scrivello, D.D.S.
Levi Stubbs
as Audrey II
Tichina Arnold
as Crystal
Tisha Campbell
as Chiffon
Michelle Weeks
as Ronette
James Belushi
as Patrick Martin
John Candy
as Wink Wilkinson
Christopher Guest
as 1st Customer
Bill Murray
as Arthur Denton
Paul Dooley
Stan Jones
as Narrator
Bertice Reading
as "Downtown" Old Woman
Ed Wiley
as "Downtown" Bum
Alan Tilvern
as "Downtown" Bum
John Scott Martin
as "Downtown" Bum
Vincent Wong
as Chinese Florist
Mak Wilson
as Doo Wop Street Singer
Danny Cunningham
as Doo Wop Street Singer
Danny John-Jules
as Doo Wop Street Singer
Gary Palmer
as Doo Wop Street Singer
Paul Swaby
as Doo Wop Street Singer
Melissa Wiltsie
as 3rd Customer
Barbara Rosenblat
as 5th Customer
Adeen Fogle
as Radio Station Assistant
Kelly Huntley
as Audrey & Seymour's Kid
Paul Reynolds
as Audrey & Seymour's Kid
Miriam Margolyes
as Dental Nurse
Abbie Dabner
as Boy Patient
Frank Dux
as 2nd Patient
Peter Whitman
as Patient on Ceiling
Heather Henson
as Girl Patient
Judith Morse
as Girl's Mother
Bob Sherman
as Agent
Doreen Hermitage
as Life Magazine Lady
Kerry Shale
as Her Assistant
Stephen Hoye
as Network Executive
Bob Sessions
as Network Executive
Michael J. Shannon
as Television Reporter
Doreen Hermitage
as Life Magazine Lady
Vincent Wong
as Chinese Florist
Gary Palmer
as Doo Wop Street Singer
Kerry Shale
as Her Assistant
Bob Sherman
as Agent
Alan Tilvern
as "Downtown" Bum
Peter Whitman
as Patient on Ceiling
John Scott Martin
as "Downtown" Bum
Kelly Huntley
as Audrey & Seymour's Kid
Paul Swaby
as Doo Wop Street Singer
Barbara Rosenblat
as 5th Customer
Ed Wiley
as "Downtown" Bum
Bob Sessions
as Network Executive
Melissa Wiltsie
as 3rd Customer
Danny John-Jules
as Doo Wop Street Singer
Danny Cunningham
as Doo Wop Street Singer
Heather Henson
as Girl Patient
Abbie Dabner
as Boy Patient
Stan Jones
as Narrator
Stephen Hoye
as Network Executive
Frank Dux
as 2nd Patient
Miriam Margolyes
as Dental Nurse
Mak Wilson
as Doo Wop Street Singer
Bertice Reading
as "Downtown" Old Woman
Judith Morse
as Girl's Mother
Paul Reynolds
as Audrey & Seymour's Kid
Adeen Fogle
as Radio Station Assistant

Crew

Frank Oz
Director
David Geffen
Producer
William S. Gilmore
Producer
Howard Ashman
Screenwriter
Alan Menken
Composer (Music Score)
Miles Goodman
Composer (Music Score)
John Jympson
Editor
John Fenner
Production Designer
Steve Spence
Production Designer
Denis Holt
Associate Producer
Tessa Davies
Set Designer
Marit Allen
Costume Designer
Steve Maslow
Sound/Sound Designer
Bran Ferren
Special Effects
Margery Simkin
Casting
Howard Ashman
Lyricist
Paul Engelen
Makeup
Toby Philpott
Puppeteer
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