A Gnome Named Gnorm

Synopsis: Gnorm is just an average Gnome. But he wants to impress the lady Gnomes by doing something heroic. So he steals the Gnome's magic stones to expose them to sunlight to recharge them. When he gets to the surface, (Gnome's live deep underground) he witnesses a murder, and the killer ends up with his stones. Detective Casey, who was working a sting operation with the murdered man, (another detective) is blamed for botching the sting, and causing the death. Wanting to catch the killer to clear his name, he teams up with Gnorm, who he accidentally discovers. He is going to need Samantha's help, but she thinks he is a nut. You see, no one else knows about Gnorm.
Director(s): Stan Winston
Production: LionsGate Entertainment
 
IMDB:
4.5
PG
Year:
1990
84 min
22 Views

(GROANING)

Hi.

Hi.

MAN:
I don't know.

(PHONE RINGING)

Hey, Budd,

you seen Casey?

Casey Gallagher?

Oh, yeah,

he was in last week.

Damn it.

Where the hell

is Casey?

Um...

I just saw him.

That phone call

is coming in

at eight o'clock.

If Gallagher's

not in my office

in five minutes,

I told Kaminsky

the job is his.

Yes, sir.

You've seen Casey?

Not today.

Sam, baby,

lose your partner again?

Got to hand it to Gallagher.

Sure knows how to goof up.

Mmm. Right, Kaminsky,

while you on the other hand

vigilantly guard

the vending machines.

Ah, don't worry,

Casey'll show up.

He wouldn't miss

his big chance

to be a star tonight.

If he shows,

I say he blows it.

I fact,

I got 20 bucks

says he blows it.

Any takers?

Samantha, come on.

I'm giving two-to-one.

Three-to-one.

Four-to-one.

Sucker.

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

Uh, Captain,

it's been five minutes.

I'm going to

go get ready.

Kaminsky!

Kaminsky,

I've been looking

all over for you.

Got my Zagnut bar.

Very nice.

Hey, where's the coffee

I asked for, pal, huh?

Casey, I want

to see you alone.

I'll be right there, Chief.

Just give me one minute,

I'll just...

Where the hell you been?

I've been covering for you

for half an hour.

Sorry, Sam.

I was down in lock-up

with Ramon.

Ramon the pimp?

Ramon, my

fashion consultant.

How do you get off

showing up at

the last minute,

letting me

of all people

do all the prep work?

God, where did you

get this tie?

Isn't it great?

I got it from Ramon.

Let me tell you something.

No cop on earth

would wear a tie like this.

That's why

it's perfect

for undercover.

Your gun?

No, I'm just

happy to see you.

No. Where is your gun?

Look, I thought about it,

and I thought it was

a very bad idea. Seriously.

I knew it.

It's not even loaded.

You know I don't like guns.

Casey, this isn't a game.

You gotta stop playing cop

and start being one.

Hey, who pulled off

the biggest operation

in the department

this year, pal, huh?

And I never even

drew my gun,

much less fired it.

What can I say?

I just don't want to

see you get hurt.

I'll lose 50 bucks.

Besides,

what if they

frisk me?

I'll have you right there

behind me, .38 in tow,

backing me up.

Right, me and Kaminsky.

Give me the gun.

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

You want to see me?

Come in.

Listen, Casey.

A lot of people

are giving me flak

about entrusting this case

to the jerk who

hasn't made detective yet.

Now, I don't want

you to worry

about things, okay,

'cause it's all

gonna go fine.

Then after work tonight,

I'll go out with the guys

and eat donuts.

Holy macaroni!

See, that's exactly

the kind of attitude

I'm talking about.

I ought to stick you

right behind a desk

for about six months

so you can learn

proper police procedure.

I'm sorry.

But tonight...

Well, I need somebody

who can think on his feet.

This Zadar

is a little too

unpredictable.

Besides,

nobody would ever

mistake you for a cop.

I'm impressed, Ferril.

(SIGHS)

Well, you see, Mr. Zadar,

that it was not

an easy task

to accomplish

because, you see,

the settings are

very, very old.

Fine.

Yes. And there's a

very high degree

of difficulty...

I want you to handle

the delivery.

It's an extra 10 grand.

Certainly, Mr. Zadar.

Certainly.

Believe me,

that will be just fine.

Now, if you will be

kind enough to give us

some privacy for a moment.

Sure.

Reggie, set it up.

(PHONE RINGING)

Get the door.

Let me get

the door.

Get the phone.

Get the phone.

I'll get the phone.

All right,

talk to me.

(WHISPERING)

The abandoned zoo.

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Pen Densham

Pen Densham (born 14 October 1947, Ruislip, Middlesex, United Kingdom) is a British-Canadian-American film and television writer, producer, director and author, known for writing and producing films such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and television revivals of The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone, as well as writing, producing and directing MGM's Moll Flanders. more…

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