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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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Sorry...the Doctor is in...sane See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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, 25 October 1992

Gross USA:

$8,403,433

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,403,433
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Not long after filming this movie, Doug E. Doug went to work on the Disney sports comedy/drama Cool Runnings in his now iconic role as Sanka Coffee. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Giggles has a flashback of him as a kid with his father and they are looking at his dead mother on the bed, you can see her eyelashes blinking. She is also visibly breathing. You can tell by her chest moving. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Evan Rendell: All that fat, all that sugar. We got to start taking better care of ourselves. Remember, we are what we eat. They have a saying: what goes down must come up.
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Referenced in Skull & Bones (2007) See more »

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Bad Case Of Lovin' You
Written by Moon Martin
Performed by Paul Rogers
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Everything Including the Kitchen Sink!
25 July 2004 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

I believe every medical/doctor related cliche found its way into this movie. Is there a doctor in the house? Take two and call me in the morning. A house call crack. And the list goes on and on and on and on. Dr. Giggles opens with a doctor/slash real mental patient performing a heart removal in front of a host of crazies. Soon he finds his way back to his old town and house, still intact underneath the facade of decay where his father once practiced medicine but some terrible thing happened. Naturally a group of teenagers out to have fun go in the condemned house at just that time. No big surprise what happens. Larry Drake plays the lead role, and although he is working with rubbish really, I thought his obvious zeal for the part was interesting to say the least. Make no mistake here, Dr. Giggles is a routine-routine slasher film from the late seventies/early eighties vein. A sick individual traumatized from something in his past goes back to the scene of the crime so to speak, where he can exact revenge on all those that had something or nothing to do with him and his tragedy. What separates the film for me a bit is that it has a darkly humorous side - we really are not meant to take anything serious at all - and yet is very mean-spirited with the hyperbolic death rate. Roughly 15-20 people are savagely killed on-screen or off. We have death by blood pressure cuff, death by humongous stainless steel surgical instruments, suffocation from a big bandage(?), poisoning, needle injection, some kind of spinning drill that takes a woman's breath away literally, and so on and on and on and on. For me it was just too much callousness. The ending is also more than far-fetched. It is plum ridiculous! As for the rest of the cast, well, certainly this was not a huge stepping stone to great things to come. Holly Marie Combs; however, did a decent job and has faired relatively well. Some familiar faces minus notable names are thrown in as well.


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