Pinocchio's Revenge

Synopsis: Defense attorney Jennifer Garrick acquires a Pinocchio puppet from a condemned serial killer. Her pre-teen daughter, Zoe, mistakes the puppet as a birthday present and grows really attached to her new doll friend. Suddenly, accidents begin to happen to those who cross Zoe. Zoe claims it's her Pinocchio doll. Zoe's therapist thinks otherwise. Soon Pinocchio and Zoe are conversing about his bad behavior. Pinnochio promises he'll behave if Zoe will cut his strings. Zoe complies, and the mysterious murders begin...
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Director(s): Kevin Tenney
Production: Trimark
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
4.0
R
Year:
1996
96 min
208 Views


[THUNDER]

[SHOVEL DIGGING]

JESUS CHRIST!

DISPATCH,

THIS IS ADAM DAVID 5.

REQUESTING:

WANTS AND WARRANTS

ON A CORAL AND WHITE

FORD COUPE.

FLORIDA LICENSE PLATE

G-S-Q-7-4-K.

OVER.

ROGER, ADAM DAVID 5.

STAND BY.

[GRUNTING]

ADAM DAVID 5, NO WANTS

OR WARRANTS ON GSQ74K.

CAR'S REGISTERED

TO A VINCENT GOTTO.

ROGER, DISPATCH.

[THUNDER]

DON'T MOVE!

DROP THE SHOVEL!

I SAID DROP:

THE F***IN' SHOVEL!

NOW TURN AROUND SLOWLY.

YOU DID A NICE JOB HERE.

THANK YOU, SIR.

IT'S A GOOD THING

YOU FOUND HIM WHEN YOU DID.

A COUPLE OF DAYS, THAT WATER TABLE

WOULD HAVE REALLY BLOATED HIM UP.

I'VE GOT SOMETHING HERE.

OH, CHRIST. ANOTHER ONE?

LISTEN, YOU GO BACK

AND GET FORENSICS, O.K.?

YES, SIR.

LET'S GET IT OUT.

EASY.

WHAT THE HELL--

WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?

WHAT IS THAT?

WHAT THE HELL HAVE WE

GOT HERE, HUH?

O.K., TOMMY, ON 3.

1, 2, 3.

LOCAL WOOD SCULPTOR

AND CONVICTED SERIAL

KILLER VINCENT GOTTO

IS IN THE NEWS:

ONCE MORE.

WITH HIS NEW EXECUTION

DATE LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY,

HIS ATTORNEY HAS FILED

FOR A COMMUTED SENTENCE

WITH THE STATE COUR OF APPEALS,

AND HIS FUTURE IS

BEING DECIDED NOW

IN THIS VERY COURTHOUSE.

UH, YOUR HONOR, IF MS.

GARRICK HAS SOME NEW EVIDENCE

SHE WISHES TO SHARE

WITH THIS COURT,

THE PEOPLE WILL BE MORE

THAN HAPPY TO REVIEW IT.

DO YOU HAVE NEW EVIDENCE,

COUNSELOR?

WELL, NOT EXACTLY,

YOUR HONOR.

I'M AFRAID MY CLIENT IS

NOTORIOUSLY UNCOOPERATIVE,

BUT WHILE REVIEWING THE

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATOR'S NOTES,

I DISCOVERED:

SEVERAL DISCREPANCIES.

I BELIEVE,

IF GIVEN ENOUGH TIME,

I CAN ACCOUNT FOR

MY CLIENT'S WHEREABOUTS

DURING AT LEAST TWO OF

THE ALLEGED HOMICIDES.

BUT YOUR CLIENT WAS NEVER CONVICTED

FOR EITHER OF THESE CRIMES, WAS HE?

UH, NO, YOUR HONOR,

HE WASN'T.

HE WASN'T EVEN CHARGED.

HE WAS CHARGED AND CONVICTED

OF ONLY ONE MURDER.

THE MURDER OF HIS OWN SON.

MS. GARRICK HAS THROWN UP

AN ELABORATE SMOKE SCREEN

AT THE PEOPLE'S EXPENSE.

YOUR HONOR, I OBJEC TO MR. SILVERMAN'S

IMPLICATION AND ATTITUDE.

BUT HIS ARGUMEN IS NOT WITHOUT MERIT.

AN ALIBI FOR A MURDER THAT YOUR

CLIENT WAS NEVER CHARGED WITH

IS NOT VALID GROUNDS

FOR AN APPEAL.

BUT JUDGE OLSON REFERRED TO THE

OTHER HOMICIDES DURING SENTENCING,

SO EVEN THOUGH MY CLIENT WAS

NEVER TRIED AS A SERIAL KILLER,

HE WAS CONVICTED

AND SENTENCED AS ONE.

OH, GOD.

ZOE,

WHAT ARE YOU DOING UP?

ARE THEY ALL DEAD?

ALL RIGHT.

COME ON, YOUNG LADY.

BACK TO BED.

ALL RIGHT. ARE YOU

ALL SETTLED IN NOW?

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO

TO THE BATHROOM?

NO.

YOU DON'T NEED

A DRINK OF WATER?

NO.

O.K. GOOD NIGHT,

SWEETHEART.

MMM.

WHAT'S THE MATTER?

NOTHING.

DID YOU HAVE ANOTHER ONE

OF THOSE BAD DREAMS?

ABOUT DADDY?

HIM AND HIS NEW GIRLFRIEND,

THEY WERE BOTH DEAD.

OH...

OH, SWEETHEART,

DADDY'S FINE.

DO YOU WANT TO CALL HIM

JUST TO BE SURE?

I'LL BET HE'S STILL UP. IT'S

NOT THAT LATE IN LOS ANGELES.

NO, THANKS.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, MAYBE LATER.

HEY, MAYBE WE CAN INVITE

HIM TO YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY.

I THINK I WANT TO GO

TO SLEEP NOW, O.K.?

[SIGHS]

[SEVERAL TELEPHONES RINGING]

WELL, I SEE YOU FOUND

YOUR FRIEND, ALL RIGHT.

ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR JOKES?

WHAT ARE YOU:

TALKING ABOUT?

YOU ASKED:

FOR THIS STUFF.

WHAT?

PRISON IMPOUNDS:

DROPPED IT OFF.

THEY HAD AN EVIDENCE REQUISITION

REQUEST WITH YOUR SIGNATURE.

OH, CHRIST.

I COMPLETELY FORGOT.

I ASKED FOR THIS STUFF

THREE MONTHS AGO.

THOUGHT IT MIGHT HELP

WITH THE APPEAL.

OH, WELL.

BETTER LATE:

THAN NEVER.

WHEN'S THE DECISION?

TOMORROW.

AND IF THE JUDGE SAYS NO,

I'M ALL SE TO ASK THE GOVERNOR

FOR A STAY OF EXECUTION.

NEVER HAPPEN.

NOT IN AN ELECTION YEAR.

"AND WHEN SHE REACHED

THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF,

"MATILDA LOOKED DOWN

AT THE BIG GREEN OCEAN.

"AND THEN SHE PULLED THE HAND

MIRROR OUT OF HER BACKPACK

"AND STARED

INTO ITS SHINY SURFACE.

"MATILDA'S REFLECTION

WAS STILL BEAUTIFUL,

"AND THE MIRROR'S FRAME AND

HANDLE WERE STILL MADE OF GOLD,

"ENCRUSTED WITH JEWELS.

"BUT MATILDA WAS NO LONGER

BLINDED BY THE BEAUTY.

"SHE DROPPED THE MIRROR INTO

THE OCEAN AND RAN HOME, HAPPY--

HAPPY TO BE:

JUST PLAIN MATILDA."

SO...

WHO CAN TELL ME THE MORAL?

BETH?

THE MORAL?

[KIDS GIGGLING]

YOU WERE LISTENING,

WEREN'T YOU?

YEAH, SORT OF.

THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT.

ZOE, WOULD YOU CARE

TO GIVE BETH A HAND?

I THINK WHAT IT'S SAYING

IS THAT BAD THINGS

DON'T ALWAYS LOOK BAD.

SOMETIMES:

THEY EVEN LOOK GOOD.

SO YOU THINK THE MIRROR

IS A BAD THING?

WELL,

WHEN MATILDA FINDS IT,

SHE THINKS IT'S GOING TO MAKE

HER BEAUTIFUL AND POPULAR,

BUT ALL IT REALLY DOES IS

MAKE HER STUCK UP AND MEAN.

WHAT DO YOU THINK, BETH?

IS ZOE RIGHT?

UH, UM, YEAH, I GUESS.

WELL, THEN, WHEN THE TWO BES STUDENTS IN THE CLASS AGREE,

THEN IT MUST BE RIGHT.

O.K. NEXT WEEK WE'RE

GOING TO START DR. DOLITTLE.

GOOD. BETH LOVES

TO DO LITTLE.

[GIGGLING]

[GIGGLING STOPS]

WELL, IT'S A LONG SHOT,

BUT I FILED AN APPEAL TO HAVE

YOUR SENTENCE COMMUTED TO LIFE.

THE JUDGE IS TAKING A FEW

DAYS TO THINK ABOUT IT,

WHICH IS POSSIBLY

A GOOD SIGN.

AT LEAST SHE DIDN' DENY IT RIGHT AWAY.

WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU

TALKING ABOUT?

I'M TALKING ABOU SAVING YOUR LIFE.

WHY?

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, WHY?

LISTEN TO ME.

I KILLED MY SON.

EVEN IF I WERE FREE,

MY LIFE WOULD BE MEANINGLESS.

SO TELL ME...

WHY WOULD I WANT TO EXTEND

IT HERE IN THIS HELLHOLE, HUH?

BUT I KNOW YOU DIDN' COMMIT THOSE OTHER MURDERS,

AND THAT MEANS THE REAL

KILLER IS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE.

THERE'S NO ONE OUT THERE.

WHAT?

THE OTHER CHILDREN?

I MURDERED THEM.

THEN WHY HAVE YOU KEP SILENT ALL THIS TIME?

HUH?

[GUARD]

OFF THE GLASS, GOTTO!

THAT'S VERY IMPRESSIVE,

BUT I'M NOT CONVINCED.

WHY DID YOU BURY HIM

WITH THE PUPPET?

PINOCCHIO?

IT WAS HIS FAVORITE.

I MADE IT FOR HIM MYSELF.

[GUARD]

OFF THE GLASS!

FOR HIS LAST BIRTHDAY.

THAT'S NOT EXACTLY THE ACTIONS

OF A DERANGED MURDERER.

WHAT WOULD YOU KNOW

ABOUT A DERANGED MURDERER?

WHO ARE YOU PROTECTING?

NO ONE.

IT WAS ME.

JUST LET ME DIE.

HMM?

PLEASE.

WAIT. MR. GOTTO.

[DOOR OPENS]

MR. GOTTO!

WHO REALLY KILLED

THOSE CHILDREN?

SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU? IS THA WHY YOU'RE PROTECTING HIM?

MR. GOTTO!

STAY OUT OF IT!

LET ME DIE!

VISITING ROOM THREE!

ON THE DOUBLE!

JUST LET ME F***IN' DIE!

PLEASE...

STAY OUT OF IT!

JUST LET ME DIE!

PLEASE!

[DOOR CLOSES]

[BELL RINGS]

PARTY AT MY HOUSE.

THIS FRIDAY AFTER SCHOOL.

IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT.

THANKS, ZOE-BLOWY.

I NEVER MISS A PARTY.

HA HA HA HA!

COME ON, BETH,

GIVE THEM BACK!

GIVE THEM BACK, BETH!

I MEAN IT!

WHAT? I'M NOT INVITED?

WHAT YOU GOING TO DO?

COME ON, BETH!

YOU CAN DO IT!

COME ON!

AAH! GET HER OFF!

GET HER OFF! GET HER OFF!

[PANTING]

OHH...

I TOLD YOU:

SHE WAS CRAZY.

YEAH. COME ON.

YOU SHOWED HER, BETH.

HOW WAS SCHOOL TODAY?

NOTHING SPECIAL.

YOUR MOTHER TELLS ME

YOU HAD ANOTHER NIGHTMARE.

DON'T YOU THINK

WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT IT?

NO.

WHEN SOMEBODY HURTS US,

SOMEBODY WE'VE TRUSTED,

IT'S NATURAL, EVEN HEALTHY,

TO BE ANGRY WITH THEM.

IT'S PART OF

THE HEALING PROCESS.

BUT IT'S TIME

TO MOVE ON, ZOE.

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