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The devil in disguise comes to a quiet, peaceful town and opens a store called Needful Things. The store has an item for everyone in town. All the devil asks for in return is a few dirty pranks. Little do they know, that they've sold their souls, and the pranks escalate to murder...
Now it's time to pay!
Title: Needful Things
Release Date: August 27, 1993
Runtime: 120 mins
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 5.9
Buried.com Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With N
MPAA Rating: R
Fraser Clarke Heston
Max von Sydow ...Leland Gaunt (as Max Von Sydow)
Ed Harris ...Sheriff Alan Pangborn
Bonnie Bedelia ...Polly Chalmers
Amanda Plummer ...Nettie Cobb
J.T. Walsh ...Danforth Keeton III
Ray McKinnon ...Deputy Norris Ridgewick
Duncan Fraser ...Hugh Priest
Valri Bromfield ...Wilma Jerzyck
Shane Meier ...Brian Rusk
William Morgan Sheppard ...Father Meehan (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
Don S. Davis ...Reverend Rose
Campbell Lane ...Frank Jewett
Eric Schneider ...Henry Beaufort
Frank C. Turner ...Pete Jerzyck
Gillian Barber ...Myrtle Keeton
Deborah Wakeham ...Myra
Tamsin Kelsey ...Sheila Ratcliff
Lochlyn Munro ...John LaPointe
Bill Croft ...Andy Clutterbuck
Dee Jay Jackson ...Eddie Warburton
Ann Warn Pegg ...Ruth Roberts
Gary Paller ...George Cobb
Sarah Sawatsky ...14 year Old Girl
Robert Easton ...Lester Pratt
Mike Chute ...young Hugh
Mel Allen ...Baseball Announcer
Trevor Denman ...Race Track Announcer
K. Gin ...Raider (as K-Gin)
Lisa Blount ...Cora Rusk
Needful Things Horror Film Trailer 1
"Achy Breaky Heart"
"Great Balls Of Fire"
"My Favourite Things"
"In The Hall Of The Mountain King"
"It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"
More Movie Taglines:
- Now it's time to pay!
- The town of Castle Rock just made a deal with the Devil... Now it's time to pay!
- Buy now. Pay later.
- [Alan is trying to break up an argument between Deputy Norris and Danforth] Alan: You know, guys, I moved here and I thought, Great! I'm outta the big city and I'm finally in a place where everybody isn't gonna be crawling up everybody's asshole every day! A place where maybe my biggest nightmare is gonna be getting some goddamn cat out of a tree! But forget that! EVERYBODY IS INSANE, EVERYWHERE!
Danforth: Everybody that's got it coming is gonna get it now!
Father Meehan: When I was younger, people got along better.
Father Meehan: You tell Rose that if he tries to bump us, he'll find out just how hard we mackeral snappers can bump back!
Gaunt: Don't blame me, blame it on the bossa nova.
- 'Buster' Keeton kills his wife with an Estwing framing hammer, easily noticed with its all-metal, one-piece construction.
Brian Rusk's mother appears in the longer, 3 hours version. In her sidestory she purchases sun glasses worn by Elvis Presley. She can still be seen in the cut version of the movie at the end wearing the sun glasses.
For its release in Germany the film's title was changed to "In einer kleinen Stadt", meaning "In A Small Town".
This was the feature film debut for director Fraser Clarke Heston, who had played the infant Moses in The Ten Commandments (1956). During the filming, he took Max von Sydow (who played Jesus in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)) aside to discuss how he would play the upcoming scene. One observer noted, "That's something you don't see every day - Moses telling Jesus how to play the devil."
The setting of Needful Things is a fictional town called Castle Rock, Maine - as in Stephen King's novel. The distribution company Castle Rock was named after it when it released Stand by Me (1986). Castle Rock was also the setting for The Dead Zone (1983), Cujo (1983), and The Dark Half (1993).
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