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Troll (1986)

A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will transform him to human form invades a San Francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives.

Director:

John Carl Buechler

Writer:

Ed Naha
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Hathaway ... Harry Potter Jr.
Michael Moriarty ... Harry Potter Sr.
Shelley Hack ... Anne Potter
Jenny Beck ... Wendy Anne Potter
Sonny Bono ... Peter Dickinson
Phil Fondacaro ... Malcolm Mallory / Torok the Troll
Brad Hall ... William Daniels
Anne Lockhart ... Young Eunice St. Clair
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Jeanette Cooper
Gary Sandy ... Barry Tabor
June Lockhart ... Eunice St. Clair
Robert Hathaway Robert Hathaway ... First Policeman
James Beck James Beck ... Second Policeman
Dale Wyatt ... Dickinson's Girlfriend
Barbara Sciorilli Barbara Sciorilli ... Fairy
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Storyline

The Potter family has just moved to a rented apartment in San Francisco. Harry Potter Sr. and his wife Anne are bringing the packages to the apartment and their son Harry Jr. and their little daughter Wendy Anne stays on the sidewalk. Wendy goes to the laundry room, she meets the wicked troll Torok that uses his magic ring to possess Wendy and to use her form to transform the dwellers and their apartment into other trolls and his kingdom. Harry Jr. feels that something is wrong with his sister and seeks out help with the good witch Eunice St. Clair that lives in the building. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Worlds of Magic, Mystery and Menace. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director John Carl Buechler had been so impressed with Noah Hathaway's performance in "The Neverending Story" that he cast him as the lead in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Barry is behind the desk, trying to get away from the Troll, bottles disappear from the desk between shots. See more »

Quotes

Torok the Troll: A gentle knight was riding across the plain, all clad in mighty arms and silver shield, wherein old dents and deep wounds did remain the cruel marks of many a bloody field. Yet armies till that time did he never yield. His angry steed did chide his foaming bit. Upon a great adventure he was bound, that fairest Gloriana to him gave, the greatest, glorious queen of fairyland. Now, when that idle dream was to him brought, unto that elfin knight he bade him fly, where he slept soundly, void of evil...
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Connections

Referenced in Hard Time, the Making of Prison (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Cantos Profane
(uncredited)
Composed by Richard Band
Performed by Frank Welker
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User Reviews

 
Absolutely the funniest horror film ever !!
19 June 2005 | by D_ROCK1986See all my reviews

A couple of friends and I got into a craze of watching cheesy old horror films on the weekends because there is nothing else to do in a small town... But anyway, we rented this one and laughed like never before, it is so insane! We love the "Creature Symphony" part where all of the troll creatures start singing some gibberish song, it is hilarious. We still laugh about it randomly to this day. This movie has maybe half a minute worth of scariness, unless you are afraid of midgets. By the way, the little man in the movie is superb LOL with his little story that he tells. I recommend this film to everyone to see once, because once is all it takes and once is all you really could take. It is a crappy horror film, but a great comedy!!


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Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,595,054, 19 January 1986

Gross USA:

$5,450,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,450,815
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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