Genre:  Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  106 min.
Release Date: June 8, 1984
DVD: April 13, 1999

Current rating: Rating: 4.33
based on 14 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton


A young boy receives a new "pet" for Christmas called a Mogwai. In order to take care of the furry creature, he must follow three very important rules: Never expose it to bright light (which will kill it), never get it wet (which will make it multiply) and never, ever feed it after midnight.

When the rules are unintentionally broken, it unleashes many of the mischievous monsters across the town.

Director: Joe Dante
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Michael Finnell
Screenplay: Chris Columbus

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  • 5 stars "Box office smash is a fun film that launched a merchandising juggernaut. This was really good but the sequel was even better."