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Matinee (1993)
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Matinee (1993) A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the B-movie.

Movie Tagline:
Lawrence Woolsey presents the end of civilization as we know it. Make that... Proudly Presents!

Title: Matinee
Release Date: January 29, 1993
Runtime: 99 mins
Genre: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Buried.com Rating: 7.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M

MPAA Rating: PG

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG for language, and for mild violence and sensuality.

Joe Dante

John Goodman ...Lawrence Woolsey
Cathy Moriarty ...Ruth Corday / Carole
Simon Fenton ...Gene Loomis
Omri Katz ...Stan
Lisa Jakub ...Sandra
Kellie Martin ...Sherry
Jesse Lee Soffer ...Dennis Loomis (as Jesse Lee)
Lucinda Jenney ...Anne Loomis
James Villemaire ...Harvey Starkweather
Robert Picardo ...Howard, the Theater Manager
Jesse White ...Mr. Spector
Dick Miller ...Herb Denning
John Sayles ...Bob
David Clennon ...Jack
Lucy Butler ...Rhonda
Georgie Cranford ...Dwight
Nick Bronson ...Andy
Cory Barlog ...Stan's Friend
George Carson ...Stan's Friend
Joe Gonzalez ...Stan's Friend
Belinda Balaski ...Stan's Mom
Charles S. Haas ...Mr. Elroy (as Charles Haas)
Mark McCracken ...Mant / Bill
Archie Hahn ...Shopping Cart Star
Naomi Watts ...Shopping Cart Starlet
Chris Stacy ...Gas Station Attendant
Allison McKay ...Teacher
Glenda Chism ...Teacher
Aaron Stormer ...Kid Near Andy
Lana Bucciarelli ...'Eew!' Girl

» [more cast members]

Michael Finnell
Pat Kehoe

Charles S. Haas
Charles S. Haas

Jerry Goldsmith

Matinee Horror Film Trailer 1
Matinee Horror Film Trailer 2

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"
"Walk, Don't Run"
"My Boyfriend's Back"
"The End Of The World"
"Johnny Angel"
"The Great Pretender"
"Monster Attack"
"Main Title"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Lawrence Woolsey presents the end of civilization as we know it. Make that... Proudly Presents!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Gene Loomis: Y'know, it's hard to believe you're a grown-up. Ruth Corday: No kidding. Lawrence Woolsey: You think grown-ups have it all figured out? That's just a hustle, kid. Grown-ups are making it up as they go along, just like you. You remember that, and you'll do fine.
Movie Trivia:
  • Jesse White's final film.
  • The seat gimmicks used in the film were a real trick actually used by William Castle for screenings of The Tingler (1959).
  • For "Mant," the movie-within-the-movie, Joe Dante cast actors who had actually appeared in 1950s-era science fiction movies. These included Kevin McCarthy, Robert Cornthwaite, and William Schallert.
  • Cathy Moriarty's character is named Ruth Corday. This is a tribute to actress Mara Corday who starred in the real giant bug movies Tarantula (1955), The Black Scorpion (1957), and the infamous The Giant Claw (1957).
  • Woolsley International Pictures is an homage to American International Pictures, one of the most prolific producers of low-budget sci-fi and horror movies that was once home to both Roger Corman and Samuel Z. Arkoff. It's library is now controlled by MGM.
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