PG | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Director Joe Dante prefers Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) to this movie.
If it isn't Captain Clip-On. Guess who almost signed for unemployment today?
Billy Peltzer: I give up.
Gerald Hopkins: You... But Mr. Corben had second thoughts. He gets so sentimental around the holidays.
Billy Peltzer: Imagine that.
Gerald Hopkins: If it was up to me, I would have fired you in a second.
Billy Peltzer: Well...
After the gremlin has tampered with the Sheriff's brakes, the police car nevertheless slows down, displaying its braking lights, as it approaches the next corner. In the next shot, the brakes are not working again. Also, the gremlin is seen ripping off the front hydraulic brake line - any automobile manufactured after 1967 has a dual circuit master cylinder (as mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation) where one hydraulic brake circuit remains operational when another fails.
At the very end of the closing credits, once the theme has ended, you can hear the sounds of gremlins laughing.
Whenever the film is aired on the Hub, the scene where Billy's mom kills the gremlins [i.e. a blender, a microwave] is almost entirely removed.
$12,511,000 (USA) (10 June 1984)