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The Pit (1981)

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A solitary and strange preteen boy wreaks revenge on his harassers when he makes a disturbing discovery in the depth of a forest.

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Lew Lehman

Writer:

Ian A. Stuart (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammy Snyders ... Jamie Benjamin
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Sandy O'Reilly
Sonja Smits ... Mrs. Lynde
Laura Hollingsworth Laura Hollingsworth ... Marg Livingstone
John Auten John Auten ... Library Janitor
Laura Press Laura Press ... Mrs. Benjamin
Paul Grisham Paul Grisham ... Freddy
Wendy Schmidt Wendy Schmidt ... Christina
Andrea Swartz Andrea Swartz ... Abergail
Edith Bedker Edith Bedker ... Louise
Lillian Graham Lillian Graham ... Miss Oliphant
Richard Alden ... Mr. Benjamin
Gerard Jordan Gerard Jordan ... Allan
Cindy Auten Cindy Auten ... Library Clerk
Patrick Patterson Patrick Patterson ... Butcher
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Storyline

Twelve year-old Jamie Benjamin is a misunderstood lad. His classmates pick on him, his neighbors think he's weird and his parents ignore him. But now Jamie has a secret weapon: deep in the woods he has discovered a deep pit full of man-eating creatures he calls Trogs... and it isn't long before he gets an idea for getting revenge and feeding the Trogs in the process! Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Down in the pit there's something alive. Half-human, half-monster half-crazed. Pray to God it only kills you. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pit See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$560

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$560
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Production Co:

Amulet Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jeannie Elias replaced another actress who was originally cast as Sandy. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Benjamin: Abergail's missing and so is Mrs. Oliphant, aren't they? And Freddy and Christina... They don't eat chocolate bars. You know what they eat?
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References The Bad Seed (1956) See more »

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Strange horror film...but rather good.
14 February 2004 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Why the plot outline says the boy here was autistic is beyond me. A bit strange and maybe a little introverted, but he just was not autistic. This movie is about a rather unique boy who has conversations with his teddy bear. This is really one of the more stranger aspects of this movie. You are led to believe he is just having imaginary conversations with the bear, but in one scene the teddy actually turns its head. This aspect of the film is never explained in any kind of detail. For the most part it is about the boy having a crush on a woman. This boy also has a rather dark secret. He knows of a pit of monsters near where he lives and he feeds these monsters. What does he feed them you ask? Why people that tick him off of course. It is rather funny seeing him find ways to feed the monsters the best being the football scene. After awhile though the kid actually frees the monsters from the pit where they then go on a rampage. A good movie as long as you don't take it to seriously and the ending is good too.


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