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Munchies (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | March 1987 (USA)
Simon Watterman, a space archaeologist, discovers the "Munchies" in a cave in Peru. Cecil Watterman, Simon's evil twin brother and snack food entrepreneur, kidnaps the creature. What Cecil ... See full summary »

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Tina Hirsch (as Bettina Hirsch)

Writer:

Lance Smith (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Korman ... Cecil Watterman / Simon Watterman
Charlie Stratton Charlie Stratton ... Paul Watterman (as Charles Stratton)
Nadine Van der Velde ... Cindy
Alix Elias ... Melvis
Charlie Phillips Charlie Phillips ... Eddie
Hardy Rawls ... Big Ed
Jon Stafford ... Dude
Robert Picardo ... Bob Marvalle
Wendy Schaal ... Marge Mavalle
Scott Sherk Scott Sherk ... Buddy Holly
Lori Birdsong Lori Birdsong ... Terry
Traci Huber-Sheridan Traci Huber-Sheridan ... Amy
Paul Bartel ... Dr. Crowder
Ellen Albertini Dow ... Little Old Lady
Jerado Decordovier Jerado Decordovier ... Old Indian (as Jerado De Cordovier)
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Storyline

Simon Watterman, a space archaeologist, discovers the "Munchies" in a cave in Peru. Cecil Watterman, Simon's evil twin brother and snack food entrepreneur, kidnaps the creature. What Cecil does not know is that the creature, when chopped up, regenerates into many new creatures -- and are they mean! Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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They're cute, they're cuddly, and they're out for blood. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glufz See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Arnold's voice sounds like Gizmo the Mogwai, while other Munchies sound like Cheech Marin, Doctor Claw, Pepé Le Pew, and Dumb Donald. See more »

Quotes

Paul Watterman: If that's one of those New Mexico Cockroaches, bigger than a Cocker Spaniel, I'm out of here!
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Connections

References The Adult Version of Jekyll & Hide (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Even
Written by Bruce Goldstein, Joel Raney and Steve Gideon
Published by Golden Rain Productions
Produced by Bruce Goldstein, Joel Raney and Joe Romersa
Performed by Bruce Goldstein and Joel Raney
Copyright © 1987 Golden Rain Productions
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Harvey Korman is given the main billing...that should tell you something.
14 February 2004 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Not a knock on Korman as he was very funny on the Carol Burnett show. He was also good at playing secondary characters in Mel Brooks' movies ("High Anxiety" comes to mind). He is, however, not a person who can carry a movie in dueling roles no less. This one is basically a "Gremlins" knockoff, following a tradition of such movies as "Critters" and "Ghoulies". It is not a very good knockoff either, on par with "Ghoulies", but with a much lighter tone to it as it is no where near as dark as that movie got. In fact, this one is too light and frothy, and unfortunately many of the jokes end up falling flat. Though I did give it a 3 for a score, this is only because there is a movie that is even a worse "Gremlin" knockoff. If you watched Mystery Science Theater 3000 you know the one I am talking about...the infamous "Hobgoblins". This one has a guy finding a little critter in some underground place (I only saw this movie once a long time ago so I don't remember everything to clearly) and it starts out friendly enough. However, this creature quickly becomes unfriendly and of course more are spawned and that is the movie. More misses than hits in the joke department, and it is also really lame to see Korman playing the evil brother role. Best to skip this one, but then you may want to check it out just for kicks.


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