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Dr. Giggles (1992)

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A madman who believes he's a doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was killed, and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a teenage girl who has a heart condition.

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Manny Coto
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Drake ... Doctor Evan Rendell
Holly Marie Combs ... Jennifer Campbell
Cliff De Young ... Tom Campbell
Glenn Quinn ... Max Anderson
Keith Diamond ... Officer Joe Reitz
Richard Bradford ... Officer Hank Magruder
Michelle Johnson ... Tamara
John Vickery ... Dr. Chamberlain
Nancy Fish ... Elaine Henderson
Sara Melson ... Coreen
Zoe Trilling ... Normi
Darin Heames ... Stu
Deborah Tucker ... Dianne
Doug E. Doug ... Trotter
Denise Barnes Denise Barnes ... Leigh
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Storyline

The psychopathic son of a mass-murdering doctor, escapes from his mental institution to seek revenge on the town where his father was caught. The giggling doctor kills his victims with a surgical theme. His goal being to give one of the townfolk a heart transplant. Written by Rob Hartill

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A new prescription for terror. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Giggles See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,714,815, 23 October 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,403,433
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Glenn Quinn, who played the character "Max Anderson," was the character "Mark Healy" on Roseanne. He died of a heroin overdose on December 3 2002. See more »

Goofs

In Dr. Giggle's waiting room full of dead victims, the actor without a shirt on is breathing. You can tell if you look at his stomach. See more »

Quotes

Officer Hank Magruder: Our town has a doctor and his name is Rendell / Stay away from his house, 'cause he's a doctor from hell / He chopped up his patients, every last one / And cut out their hearts purely for fun / So if you're from Moorehigh and you should get sick / then fall on your knees and pray you die quick. Don't go chasing nursery rhymes, Reitz.
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Connections

Referenced in Monk: Mr. Monk Visits a Farm (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The Party's Over
Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Arranged and conducted by Joe Altruda
Vocals by Kristen Vigard
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Its actually pretty good.
17 March 2000 | by liamstanburySee all my reviews

What can I say about a film with the title Dr Giggles. All I can say is that it is not that bad. It is actually well made and the story line is adequate. Though the best thing has to be the different variety of deaths involved. Another good thing is the fact he is not cap handed and tries successfully to kill most people. A pleasant surprise, not a bad film at all!


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