Matinee
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1993
Director: Joe Dante
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-047688
Running time: 1:39 (99 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: May 04, 2010
Collection type: Owned (#6258)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 04, 2010
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Step back into a time of outrageous movie-theater gimmicks and larger-than-life B-screen stars in this charming homage to the great sci-fi and horror flicks of the 1950s and 1960s.

John Goodman is at his uproarious best as the William Castle-inspired movie promoter Lawrence Woolsey, who brings his unique brand of flashy showmanship to the unsuspecting residents of Key West, Florida.

It's 1962, and fifteen-year-old fan Gene Loomis (Simon Fenton) can't wait for the arrival of Woolsey, who is in town to promote his latest offering of atomic power gone berserk, MANT!. But the absurd vision of Woolsey's tale takes on a sudden urgency as the Cuban Missile Crisis places the real threat of atomic horror just 90 miles off the coast. With the help of Gene and Woolsey's leading lady, Ruth (Cathy Moriarty), the master showman gives Key West a premiere they'll never forget. Anything can happen in the movies, and everything does in this hilarious tribute to a more innocent (and outrageous) time in American cinema.
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Genres
Comedy
Horror
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Renfield
Media Companies:
 • Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Tags
Jukebox
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Joe Dante....Director
Writing
Charlie Haas....Screenwriter
Jerico....Story By
Charlie Haas....Story By
Production
Michael Finnell....Producer
Cinematography
John Hora....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Marshall Harvey....Film Editor
Music
Jerry Goldsmith....Composer
Arthur Kent....Song Writer
Sound
Howard Warren....Production Sound Mixer
Weddington Productions
Mark Mangini....Supervising Sound Editor
George Simpson....Supervising Sound Editor
David A. Whittaker....Sound Editor
Warren Hamilton, Jr.....Sound Editor
Julia Evershade....Sound Editor
Rick Alexander....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Jim Bolt....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Andy D'Addario....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Isis Mussenden....Costume Designer
Steven Legler....Production Designer
Nanci B. Roberts....Art Director
M. A. Worobec....Costume Designer
Rodger Jacobs....Make-up Artist
Selena Evans Miller....Make-up Artist
Dennis Michelson....Visual Effects
James McPherson....Creature Design
Cast
John Goodman....Lawrence Woolsey
Cathy Moriarty....Ruth Corday/Carole
Simon Fenton....Gene Loomis
Omri Katz....Stan
Lisa Jakub....Sandra
Kellie Martin....Sherry
Jesse Lee....Dennis Loomis
Lucinda Jenney....Anne Loomis
James Villemaire....Harvey Starkweather
Robert Picardo....Howard, The Theater Manager
Jesse White....Mr. Spector
Dick Miller....Herb
John Sayles....Bob
David Clennon....Jack
Lucy Butler....Rhonda
Georgie Cranford....Dwight
Nick Bronson....Andy
Stan's Friends
Cory Barlog
George Carson
Joe Gonzalez
Belinda Balaski....Stan's Mom
Charlie Haas....Mr. Elroy
Mark McCracken....Mant/Bill
Archie Hahn...."Shopping Cart" Star
Naomi Watts...."Shopping Cart" Starlet
Chris Stacy....Gas Station Attendant
Teachers
Allison McKay
Glenda Chism
Aaron Stormer....Kid Near Andy
Lana Bucciarelli...."Eew!" Girl
Richard Rossomme....Shredded Wheat Man
D. Christian Gottshall....Store Clerk
Soldiers
Bernard Blanding
Dennis Neal
Luke Halpin....Man in Crowd
Eulan Middlebrooks....Young Man in Crowd
Elizabeth Dimon....Theater Cashier
Shane Obedzinski....Bleeding Kid
Summer-Healy Chapin...."Balcony Full" Kid
James Scott Hess....Kid in Floor Seat
Shawn Edward Watkins....Kid Next to Mr. Elroy
Danny Hanemann....Man Outside Theater
Jesse Zeigler....Kid in Line
Andy Isaacs....Faint Kid
Joe Candelora....Fireman
Steve Zurk....Cop
Mary Moriarty....Lady in Line
John Paul Lehman....Marine Guard
Jacob Witkin....Dr. Diablo
Tracy Roberts....Screaming Woman
Marc Macaulay...."Shopping Cart" Crook
"Movie Theater" Actors
Timothy Bass
Jeff Breslauer
Molly Conole
Peggy O'Neal
Colette Piceau
"Mob" Actors
Steve DuMouchel
Kurt Smildsin
Michael T. Kelly
Ike Pappas....Newscaster
Brett Rice....Voice of Gene's Dad (voice)