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The Stuff (1985)
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The Stuff (1985) Industrial spy and former FBI agent David 'Mo' Rutherford is hired by executives of the ice-cream industry to disclose the recipe of the phenomenally successful marshmallow- and yogurt-like desert called the Stuff. Somehow, its consumers become addicted in the product, and competitors want the formula. With the support of Nicole, the the designer of the Stuff's advertising campaign; and a boy named Jason, who refused to eat it after his family became consumed, Mo tries to prove that the Stuff is a malevolent, possibly sentient, natural substance that is trying to take over the minds of the population of Earth.

Movie Tagline:
Are you eating it ...or is it eating you?

Title: Stuff, The
Release Date: June 14, 1985
Runtime: 93 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.6
Buried.com Rating: 6.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: R

Larry Cohen

Michael Moriarty ...David 'Mo' Rutherford
Andrea Marcovicci ...Nicole
Garrett Morris ...'Chocolate Chip' Charlie W. Hobbs
Paul Sorvino ...Colonel Malcolm Grommett Spears
Scott Bloom ...Jason
Danny Aiello ...Vickers
Patrick O'Neal ...Fletcher
James Dixon ...Postman
Alexander Scourby ...Evans
Russell Nype ...Richards
Gene O'Neill ...Scientist
Catherine Schultz ...Waitress
James Dukas ...Gas Attendant
Peter Hock ...Miner
Colette Blonigan ...Jason's Mother
Robert Frank Telfer ...Jason's Father
Brian Bloom ...Jason's Brother
Harry Bellaver ...Old Miner
Beth Tegarden ...Girl in Lab
Ann Dane ...Hostess
Rutanya Alda ...Psychologist
David Snell ...Doctor
Edward Power ...Executive
Nick Taylor ...Ex-FBI Man
Daniel Antonovich ...Store Owner
Heidi Miller ...Girl in Franchise
Marilyn Staley ...Tour Guide
Adrianne Sachs ...Studio Aide
John Newton ...Howard
Harvey Waldman ...Gate man

» [more cast members]

Larry Cohen
Paul Kurta
Barry Shils

Larry Cohen

Anthony Guefen

More Movie Taglines:
  • Are you eating it ...or is it eating you?
  • It'll change your life forever.
  • WARNING! If you see The Stuff in stores... call the police. If you have it in your home... don't touch it...get out. The Stuff is a product of nature... a deadly living organism. It is addictive and destructive. It can overcome your mind and take over your body... and nothing can stop it.
  • It's smooth and creamy. I'ts low calorie and delicious. And it kills. It's The Stuff!
  • Enough Is Never Enough
Movie Quote(s):
  • David 'Mo' Rutherford: The name's Mo Rutherford. They call me that 'cause when people give me money, I always want mo'.
  • Col. Malcolm Grommett Spears: We're Americans - we've never lost a war! Jason: What about 'Nam, sir? Col. Malcolm Grommett Spears: 'Nam? We lost that war at home, sonny.
  • Col. Malcolm Grommett Spears: I will permit this colored man to speak. But speak one word of the Commie party, or one word in code, and I will blow his head off.
  • David 'Mo' Rutherford: No one is as dumb as I appear to be.
  • Col. Malcolm Grommett Spears: The yellow sons of bitches, they took their own lives! Commie bastards, you cheated me!
Movie Trivia:
  • According to the audio commentary on the 2000 Anchor Bay DVD, some of the substance props or stand-ins for the real Stuff used in the movie included lots of Häagen Däzs ice-cream, yogurt, and, for one scene involving an enormous avalanche-like effect of Stuff crashing though a wall, fire-extinguishing foam. Other shots, such as the ones of the giant lake of Stuff required superimposed images and animation.
  • According to audio commentary on the 2000 Anchor Bay DVD, the scene in the motel where the Stuff comes out of the mattress and pillows and attacks the man on the wall and ceiling was shot in a room that could turn upside down, allowing the Stuff to move up and down the wall. It was exactly the same room used in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) when Johnny Depp's character Glen is sucked into his bed and his blood is regurgitated back out onto the ceiling.
  • Arsenio Hall was considered for the roll of Chocolate Chip Charlie W. Hobbs.
  • The last cinema film of Alexander Scourby.
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