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Matinee [DVD] [English] [1993]

  • SKU: 9840116
  • Release Date: 05/04/2010
  • Rating: PG
  • 5.0 (1)
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Synopsis

Matinee
John Goodman's full-throttle performance as a William Castle-inspired schlockmeister propels Joe Dante's delightful and charming comedy Matinee. The film takes place during the fall 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, a time when America's innocence began to crumble. Goodman plays film producer Lawrence Woolsey, who is in Key West to premiere his latest horror epic, "Mant," the story of a man who turns into a giant insect ("Half Man! ... Half Ant! ... All Terror!"). He's busy rigging the local movie theater with all manner of gimmicks, such as Atomo-Vision and Rumble-Rama, and stationing a buxom nurse -- played by Woolsey's girlfriend and leading lady Ruth (Cathy Moriarty) -- in the lobby to assist potential heart attack victims. Amidst all the hubbub, a quartet of local teenagers gear up for the big premiere: Gene (Simon Fenton), a Navy brat whose father is on alert for the duration of the crisis; Stan (Omri Katz), Gene's friend who has a furious crush on Sherry (Kellie Martin); and Sandra (Lisa Jakub), the daughter of two beatnik free-thinkers. As the premiere of "Mant" gets closer and Soviet-U.S. tensions increase, the four teenagers' problems and desires also mount to the boiling point. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • John Goodman
    John Goodman - Lawrence Woolsey
  • Cathy Moriarty
    Cathy Moriarty - Ruth Corday/Carol
  • Simon Fenton
    Simon Fenton - Gene Loomis
  • Omri Katz
    Omri Katz - Stan
  • Lisa Jakub
    Lisa Jakub - Sandra

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