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Children of the Corn (1984)

A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.

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Robby Kiger ...
Job
Anne Marie McEvoy ...
Sarah (as AnneMarie McEvoy)
Julie Maddalena ...
Jonas Marlowe ...
Joseph
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Dan Snook ...
Boy
David Cowen ...
Dad
Suzy Southam ...
Mom
D.G. Johnson ...
Mr. Hansen
Patrick Boylan ...
Hansen's customer
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Storyline

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive. Written by Éamonn Green

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And a child shall lead them... See more »

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9 March 1984 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,042,821, 11 March 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,568,989
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Song "Disciples of the Watch" by American Thrash Metal Band Testament was inspired by this film. See more »

Goofs

Burt and Vicky are traveling through Nebraska, and Vicky pulls out a typical Kansas-Nebraska map. Kansas on one side, and Nebraska on the other. The front shot clearly shows that she is looking at the wrong side of the map. Nebraska is facing the camera.

The next shot is from the side, showing that they are looking at the Kansas side of the map, while discussing both real and imaginary Nebraska locations.

Incidentally, the real Nebraska locations of Grand Island and Hemingford are not near Kansas, or each other for that matter. See more »

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Burt: Don't ever show up in my emergency room, buddy!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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An adult nightmare.
12 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Children of the corn is a 1984 film based on the short story by Stephen King. The story is that a couple who go to Gatlin, Nebraska find themselves in a living nightmare as they are hunted by a cult of children who have been taught by their "preacher" Isaac that everybody over the age of 18 must be killed.

This film starred: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton & John Franklin

In my opinion this is an entertaining film and doesn't deserve all the stick it gets, it isn't great by any means however it's a good film too watch when your bored also a good film to watch with your friends on a night in. I do recommend this film if you have read the short story or if you are a Stephen King fan also to all you 80's cult fans.

***/***** Good film.


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