Synopsis: Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house.
Director(s): Joe Dante
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  7 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

It ain't some foreign piece of crap.

That's a Kentucky Harvester.

If I wanna keep my job,

I should be going now.

How's your comic strip coming?

I expect to see you in the funnies

with "Smilin' Jack," "Li'l Abner."

They don't run those comics anymore.

They don't?

Come on, Barn.

Say hello to your wife, okay?

So long, Billy.

Goddamn foreign cars.

Hey, doctor.

Morning, Billy.

Get in there and be quiet.

- You just made it.

- Again.

Will you sign this petition?

Sure. What's it for?

To declare Dorry's pub a landmark.

Mrs. Deagle's trying to take

his lease away.

His too?

Yeah, she says it's a dive,

a public nuisance.

That's where my dad

proposed to my mom.

That's where everybody's dad

proposed to their mom. Cross your "T."


Good morning, Mrs. Deagle.

What's good about it?


Watch it, watch it!

- Mrs. Deagle?

- What?

I just wanted you to know

that Joe got another job.

My husband, Joe Harris.

And I've taken up some sewing.

What are you trying to tell me?

Neither of us will be paid

for two weeks.

Couldn't you get Mr. Corben... give us a little more time?

Mrs. Harris...

...the bank and I have

the same purpose in life:

To make money.

Not to support a lot of...


Mrs. Deagle, it's Christmas!

Now you know what to ask Santa for,

don't you?

Mommy, I'm hungry.

Yes, honey. So am I.

This is what's left

of my imported Bavarian snowman.

Your dog broke it this morning!

I'm terribly sorry.

Tell me how much I owe you --

I don't want money.

I want your dog.


Give him to me.

I'll take him to the kennel.

They'll put him to sleep.

It'll be quick and painless,

compared to what I could do to him.

What could you do?

I'll catch the beast myself.

Then he'll get what he deserves.

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Chris Columbus

Chris Joseph Columbus (born September 10, 1958) is an American filmmaker. Columbus is known for directing movies such as Home Alone (1990), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002); and for writing movies such as Gremlins (1984) and The Goonies (1985). Home Alone received a British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Film. Columbus received an Academy Award nomination for producing The Help (2011). more…

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