Child's PlayDirector: Tom Holland
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.
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Cast & Crew
|Catherine Hicks||Karen Barclay|
|Chris Sarandon||Det. Mike Norris|
|Alex Vincent||Andy Barclay|
|Brad Dourif||Charles Lee Ray|
|Dinah Manoff||Maggie Peterson|
|Tommy Swerdlow||Jack Santos|
|Jack Colvin||Dr. Ardmore|
|Alan Wilder||Mr. Criswell|
|Raymond Oliver||Dr. Death|
|Michael Chavez||Bellevue Patient|
|Edan Gross||Friendly Chucky/Kid in Animated Commercial|
|John Franklin||Walkabout Chucky|
|Michael Patrick Carter||Kid in Animated Commercial|
|Neil Giuntoli||Eddie Caputo|
|Apogee, Inc.||Special Effects|
|Robert Latham Brown||Production Manager|
|Astral Bellevue Pathe Color||Cinematographer|
|Peter Donen||Special Effects Supervisor|
|April Ferry||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Michael Green||Asst. Director|
|Richard Helmer||Special Effects Supervisor|
|John J. Lafia||Screenwriter|
|John Loggia||Production Designer|
|Daniel Lomino||Production Designer|
|Don Mancini||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Laura Moskowitz||Associate Producer|
|Barrie M. Osborne||Executive Producer|
|Roy E. Peterson||Editor|
|Joe Renzetti||Score Composer|
|Scott James Wallace||Editor|
|James E. Webb||Sound/Sound Designer|
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A Great Horror Ckassic . both scary and funny.
This movie was fairly scary. Many jumps and creeps, though the only criticism I would have for this movie is that it isn't as good as the second.
awesome movie did i also mention that this movie features the mom from the tv show 7th heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Child's Play is a freaky movie The fist time I seen it I got scared Even when I was a little girl my baby dolls scared me I had a doll It was a girl doll When you presses it It would say something Well thats like Chuckie A crazy doll killing everyone Even wanting to kill Andy a five year old kid This movie is wicked but Its make belive Dolls can't talk and they can't come to life or kill people But still in all I like this movie.
The best one of the series. It was kind of corny but it was still cool. Chucky in his prime.
The movie happens to be awful. The acting dreadful. But Chucky still has a place in my heart. Though it's really bad, it's still so good. I love Brad Douriff being Chucky's voice. But the worst part is the actors trying to pretend they are being attacked by a doll. But it's still a sort-of classic!
i enjoyed this movie loads when it first came out but i can no longer get a copy of it because its banned over here in ireland. if anyone knows where to get a copy of it on dvd for region 2 email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
i seen this movie when it first came out. i have all the child's play video's eccept for this one could you please tell me where i could get my hands on one. I live in australia and can't find it any where.
I've been waiting 7 years to get all of the Chucky movies on Dvd and I have just got them all. They are the best movies I seen since the Exorsist. Can the child of Chucky live up to his Dad.
Child's Play came out when I was 9 years old. I am now 23 years old and I still can't get enough of this movie. This movie made a lot of kids think twice about buying a My Buddy doll. They were so similar. It just moved people like that. So if you don't have this movie yet, get off your butts and go buy it. You will thank me later
I thought this film was superb but i dont own it and I was wondering where i could get my hands on 1. I live in the UK and it seems impossible 2 find.
I love these movies. They are the best! they will get you stuck to the TV for a while!!!
Child's Play is everything I look for in a horror movie. It has everything: a little magic, some vodoo, small romance, violence, chills, and pizazz. The film opens when serial killer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) is on the run from the police. After Ray is shot down by a police detective (Chris Sarandon) Ray transfers his soul into the body of a children's Good Guy Doll. The next day, Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) is celebrating his 6th birthday with his mother, Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks). The Barclays, not very wealthy, are live in Chicago. (Mr. Barclay died before the film started) Once she gets to work, Mrs. Barclay purchases a doll from a peddler behind where she works. The doll, calling himself ''Chucky'' seems good at first, but once Andy's babysitter is brutally thrown out a window........you can guess what happens next.
that movie gave me chills the first time i saw it. i hate dolls now.