Matinee [DVD] [1993]

  • SKU: 9840116
  • Release Date: 05/04/2010
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

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



Customer rating

5.0
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great throwback to vintage horror.

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    coffinail
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    One of my favorite movies. It was a great remake of the retro horror movies and the time. A B movie Alfred Hitchcock and how he makes his movies, along with a kid that makes new friends every other month. if you like retro horror movies mixed with some comedy.Than you will like this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    memory movie

    Posted
    worldtraveler71
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    I grew up in this time period. it is nice to see a movie that see the time as I do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hidden Gem

    Posted
    Craig
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    Hard to find movie, collectors edition is a must get

    I would recommend this to a friend




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