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

Friends, let me introduce myself.

Peltzer's the name.

Rand Peltzer.

That's me there on the corner.

I'm an inventor.

And I have a story to tell.

I know.

Who hasn't got a story?

Well, nobody's got a story

like this one.


It all started here in Chinatown.

I was trying

to move a little merchandise...

...maybe find a present

for my kid.

I tried this one place.

Wait a minute.

What's down here?

This is it.

This is your grandfather's store?

Come on.

No wonder you gotta drag

people in off the street.

Go ahead, mister.

Look around.

See if there's something you like.

Are these things real?

I told you. Everything's real.

You do have

interesting artifacts here...

...but there's one thing

you don't have.

And what's that?

Let me show you.

I'm an inventor. I made this.

The Bathroom Buddy.

The invention of the century.

It eliminates the need to carry

heavy luggage when you travel.

You got yourself

your shaving mirror...

...your toothbrush, a toothpick.

You got toenail clippers...

...a nail file...

...and you got yourself

a dental mirror.

This is gonna revolutionize traveling.

Let's just say,

for the sake of argument...

...that you're on a bus,

a plane or a train.

You forgot to brush your teeth.

You got yourself a bad case

of dragon breath.

Bad breath.

What do you do?

No problem, friend.

All you do is... take your toothbrush out...

...and you push this button.

That's absolutely no problem.

Cleans up easily.

What I'd like to do, sir,

is give you my card.

Rand Peltzer. "Fantastic Ideas

for a Fantastic World."

I make the illogical logical.

I can get you these.

I can get them by the dozen

if you'd like.

What do you think?

What do you think?

Where's that coming from?

What is that?


What's he doing?


He does that sometimes.

I gotta have him.

He's incredible.

Tell you what I'll do.

I'll give you $100 for him.

I've gotta have him. It's a present

for my son for Christmas.

It's what I've been looking for.

I've been everywhere.

I'll give you $200.

That's $200!

I'm sorry.

Mogwai not for sale.

You said everything here was for sale.


With mogwai comes much responsibility.

I cannot sell him at any price.

Wait outside. I'll be right out.

Just go.

Okay, mister. Here it is.

What about your grandfather?

Forget what he said. He's crazy.

We need the money.

Do you want it or not?

I want it.

There's three rules

you've gotta follow.

What kind of rules?

Keep him out of the light.

He hates bright light,

especially sunlight.

It'll kill him.

And keep him away from water.

Don't get him wet.

But the most important rule,

the rule you can never forget... matter how much he cries

or how much he begs...

...never, never feed him

after midnight. Got it?

Sure. Whatever you say.


And have a Merry Christmas.

You're rolling with

Rockin' Ricky Rialto...

...the voice of Kingston Falls, U. S.A!


Getting close to Christmas.

You'll get stuck

with a lot of trees again.

I thought I'd be seeing you

about this time.

What the hell is this?

What are you doing in there?

Don't ask.

Alex, I came to get my tree.

Pete, take that tree

to Mr. Anderson's truck.

What do you say, Alex?

You can spare one

for the sheriff's station.

I paid for mine, Frank.

Billy, you need a jump?

No, thanks, Mr. Futterman.

I'm late for work as it is.

These goddamn foreign cars

always freeze up on you.

You don't find American

machinery doing that.

See that plow?

Hasn't given me a day's trouble

in 15 years.

You know why?

Kentucky Harvester.

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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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